Today, training for nearly any job or learning for any class can take a variety of forms. While lectures were once de rigueur for most of those studying for health care professions, students and professionals can now find a myriad of ways to learn about up-and-coming research, hone their life-saving skills and advance their careers. [...]
At some point in your career, you have probably dealt with a patient who was hyperventilating. This is generally referred to as respirations greater than 20 per minute. When respirations become much faster than that, oxygen levels drop and your patient begins to feel lightheaded or dizzy. However, even when your patient cannot control his [...]
An in-depth look at ACLS and PALS certification classes and their respective study booklets will quickly show you that there are numerous medications that can be used for every algorithm. While all of these medications are important and will probably be used on your floor or in your emergency department at one point or another, some of them are more likely to be seen on your certification examination and during your mega code. Therefore, focusing on the classification, dosages and usages of the following medications is most helpful for your limited study time.
If you are hoping to start a career in trauma care for the pediatric population, you may be required by your employer to take a PALS course. Even if this is not a requirement where you work, this course can give you the necessary knowledge and skills to excel in your job and to feel [...]
Knowing what to expect when you are facing anything new can mean the difference between feeling deep anxiety or confidence. This is no different when it comes to ACLS training and testing.
While you have probably learned plenty about symptomatic bradycardia and tachycardia, atrial fibrillation and ventricular fibrillation, other heart rhythms may still be a bit fuzzy in your mind. One potentially confusing rhythm is sick sinus syndrome, which may occasionally be called sinus node disease or sinus node dysfunction. Understanding this heart rhythm, its causes, symptoms [...]
Whether or not PALS certification is a requirement on your unit, you'll find this class and examination gives you greater knowledge of emergency care for your pediatric patients and greater confidence in your everyday work. However, you probably know how in-depth these classes go and how stressful the scenarios and megacodes can become. These tips will help you pass your PALS assessment the first time so that you can quickly become a certified provider.
Probably every worker has experienced that afternoon slump or has needed a cup of coffee to get through the last hour behind the desk. However, nurses have it particularly difficult because of the great physical and mental burdens they carry throughout each shift. Stressful work situations, busy shifts during which there is no time to [...]
The health care profession is known for being a high-stress place in which doctors, nurses and other professionals are often put into uncomfortable situations. Disagreements between doctors and nurses are common, and nurses often struggle to create positive relationships with difficult patients. On very hard days, nurses may even find themselves at each other’s throats [...]
Job satisfaction is at an all-time high this year according to The Conference Board, a non-profit research group. In 2019, 54 percent of surveyed workers said they were happy in their jobs, which was up from the 49 percent measured several years ago. These higher numbers today can generally be linked back to improved job [...]