A 2009 study estimated the average U.S. citizen to have 9.2 surgeries in their lifetime. Any one of them could alter or end a life. The importance of your choice for a surgeon cannot be overstated.
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.
Anesthesiologists are medical doctors who specialize in the care of patients before, during and after surgery. Whether the anesthetic is routine and easy or emergent and life-threatening, the anesthesiologist is with the patient the whole time they are in the operating room.
What is a mental health assessment, and which professionals can complete it? What is it used for, exactly?
If you are a helper, you already know that eagerly helping others is not always a positive experience. Society and others encourage us to help if we can, but how do we know when or who to help?
At some point, most of us need to see a doctor, so it's important to be prepared with the names of a few good medical providers we trust and feel comfortable with. What characteristics should we look for in a good doctor? How can we find a good medical professional?
How does nursing staff ratios affect patient care? How are ratios affected by nursing leadership as compared to nursing management?
Nursing aides or assistants are an important part of the healthcare team. In this article, I will provide some helpful tips on how to do your job effectively and be a well-loved and respected aide.
This is a discussion of mental health group topics that will help you organize focused therapy groups or to create a complete therapy program. Subtopics are also included for each primary topic.
Emergency versus non-emergency, as well as ALS versus BLS, are two important questions to consider when evaluating which ambulance base rate should be filed with your ambulance claim.
This is the case of a multiparous women who desires an unmedicated birth without intervention. Includes a discussion of questions involving arrest of dilation.
Pulmonary embolism patients will encounter a wide range of doctors, specialists, and other professionals during treatment and recovery. This is a description of the various professionals you may meet.
Keeping secrets is only one of the things that nurses do best. From test results to warding off bad spirits, this article reveals why nurses do what they do and what to expect in the hospital.
Learn the basics for writing a SOAP note for medical school or becoming an Advanced Practice Nurse. Healthcare providers need to be fluent in this form of charting.