What makes a drug unique? This article discusses the first four characteristics of a drug: molecular weight and size, stereoisomer, structure-activity relationship, and ionization constant.
In my experience as a retail pharmacist, nurses have an excellent background to transition into a pharmacy technician career.
How does nursing staff ratios affect patient care? How are ratios affected by nursing leadership as compared to nursing management?
What standards must contact lenses meet? What are the standards for testing contact lenses and contact lens products?
If you’ve ever had a prescription filled, chances are you’ve been asked if you would like the generic brand. Read on to find out what the difference is between generic versus branded medications.
Have you ever been to an emergency room where you spent the better part of your day either in the waiting room or lying on an uncomfortable bed on wheels, desperately wondering when someone was going to tell you what it is that is wrong with...
Follow tricyclic antidepressants as they enter your body. Get a better understanding of the pharmacological effects as well as their sides effects.
Do you know why it's important to periodically count the pills you get at the pharmacy? A home quality check ensures that you're getting what you paid for and that you won't run out of medicine early.
Ever wonder how your medications are filled at your pharmacy? Curious about why your prescription is not filled as fast as you would like? This article contains some answers.
An anesthesiologist explains why your muscles sometimes need to be reversibly paralyzed during anesthesia. Neuromuscular blocking agents are used to achieve this goal. Learn how these drugs work to keep muscles from moving.
This article provides information on some of the barriers caregivers encounter in taking care of themselves. It also offers suggestions for others to help or offer care.
Black History Month is February 2017. I would like to start it all off by celebrating Dr. Richard Hughes, an African American, board-certified pathologist. A "doctor's doctor."
Thinking about a career in nursing? This article describes the basics of how to become a licensed practical nurse (LPN). Discusses salary information, job outlook, training, and licensing.
This is the case of a multiparous women who desires an unmedicated birth without intervention. Includes a discussion of questions involving arrest of dilation.
The best way I could think of to describe the process of Histology is to tell the story of a patient and follow the patient from the collection of a biopsy to a diagnosis.