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.
This article reviews some of the essential functions of case managers. Case managers play an important role in the healthcare system.
A common ethical dilemma in nursing arises when the religious persuasion of parents making medical choices for their children clashes with the doctor's assessment of what's best.
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.
In my experience as a retail pharmacist, nurses have an excellent background to transition into a pharmacy technician career.
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.
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.
You've just been accepted into nursing school. Congratulations! Now you need to know what supplies you'll need for your education. Here is a thorough list from a recent nursing school graduate.
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.
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...
Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a dentist? Do you know what your dentist does while you're sitting in the chair waiting?
What is a mental health assessment, and which professionals can complete it? What is it used for, exactly?
Ever wonder how much it will cost you to train to become a certified nursing assistant (CNA)? Learn from someone who went through the process herself.
A career as an ophthalmic technician is very rewarding and can be lucrative, as well. This article details the daily duties of an ophthalmic technician.
Demand for nurses is high and the pay and perks can be quite good, but long hours leads to increased stress that prevents nurses from doing their best and thriving in their careers.
Nursing care shouldn't be only about treating the physical diagnosis of the patient. Therapy should encompass the whole person, as well as their environment, in order for real healing to take place.
HIV counselors focus on education and prevention. This article explains what HIV counselors do and where they can work.
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.
What characteristics should we look for in a good doctor? How can we find a good medical professional?
This is the case of a multiparous women who desires an unmedicated birth without intervention. Includes a discussion of questions involving arrest of dilation.
While starting any business is challenging, setting up a counseling practice tends to prove especially daunting. This type of practice requires both stamina and openness to innovation.
Doctors are only human. Breaking down the barrier between doctor and patient is crucial to achieve earlier diagnosis and better prognosis for patients who are suffering from debilitating illnesses.
These are rules to remember in an operating room. These five short sayings will keep you out of trouble if you follow them.
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.
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.
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?
How does nursing staff ratios affect patient care? How are ratios affected by nursing leadership as compared to nursing management?
Non-compliance with multiple medication use in the elderly is a large problem. While interventions exist, the research demonstrating efficacy is lacking, and barriers limit implementation implications.
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."
Stethoscopes are important tools for finding out what’s going on inside the human body. This article gives you some basic tips for how to use your stethoscope—and what you should be looking for.