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23 08, 2019

Best Shoes for Nurses: Top Recommended Nursing Shoes

By |2019-08-22T23:58:56-07:00August 23rd, 2019|Advanced Nursing|Comments Off on Best Shoes for Nurses: Top Recommended Nursing Shoes

No matter where they work, all nurses end up spending much of each day on their feet. Whether they are standing in the operating room, running up and down hallways or speeding around the emergency room, nurses’ feet end up taking quite a beating. To cut down on foot strain, aches and pains that can [...]

21 08, 2019

The Basics of Continuing Education for Nurses and Why You Need CEUs

By |2019-08-22T04:36:19-07:00August 21st, 2019|Advanced Nursing, Education|Comments Off on The Basics of Continuing Education for Nurses and Why You Need CEUs

When you graduate from nursing school, you may believe your education is at an end and you can spend the rest of your career simply caring for your patients. However, because health care is a rapidly changing field with plenty of new research and technology entering it every year, you must constantly keep up with [...]

9 08, 2019

Useful Apps for Medical Professionals

By |2019-08-09T10:48:12-07:00August 9th, 2019|Advanced Nursing, Education|Comments Off on Useful Apps for Medical Professionals

While your own medical knowledge is essential to treating your patients well for the best outcomes, today there are plenty of great online resources translated into apps that can make your daily work easier than ever. Apps can help you check your knowledge to make sure you are not guessing, help you diagnose patients quickly, [...]

7 08, 2019

Stay on Your Toes When Responding to a Pediatric Code

By |2019-08-06T16:09:38-07:00August 7th, 2019|Classes, Neonatal|Comments Off on Stay on Your Toes When Responding to a Pediatric Code

If you work with the pediatric population in your health care organization, you know just how fragile their health can be when they are already ill. Just the smallest change can spell disaster for them, leaving their precious lives hanging in the balance. In the hospital, when cardiopulmonary arrest is called on the pediatric unit, [...]

31 07, 2019

EMT Certification Requirements

By |2019-07-26T10:48:33-07:00July 31st, 2019|Career Programs, EMT Training|Comments Off on EMT Certification Requirements

Working as an EMT can be incredibly rewarding if you long to help those who are unable to help themselves. As an EMT, you will provide health support to individuals of all ages who are not yet at the hospital. This could include stabilizing them, providing life-sustaining support and transporting them. Although many of your [...]

24 07, 2019

ACLS Drugs Based on EKG Interpretation

By |2019-07-23T21:53:32-07:00July 24th, 2019|ACLS, Education|Comments Off on ACLS Drugs Based on EKG Interpretation

One of the biggest differences between having a BLS certification and a more advanced ACLS certification is the difference in what you will be allowed to do during a code. While BLS focuses on the basic life support skills of CPR, ACLS builds on that information with more advanced knowledge of how to respond to [...]

17 07, 2019

Get Your ACLS Certification and Watch Your Career Grow

By |2019-07-17T09:34:39-07:00July 17th, 2019|ACLS|Comments Off on Get Your ACLS Certification and Watch Your Career Grow

Advanced cardiac life support certification or ACLS is a great training class for many types of health care providers, especially for those who are frequently called upon to provide direct life-saving care to their patients. Even if your nursing unit or health care organization does not require you to carry this certification, you may be [...]

3 05, 2019

V-Tach: When to Worry and When to Treat

By |2019-04-24T08:54:11-07:00May 3rd, 2019|ACLS, Education, EMT Training|Comments Off on V-Tach: When to Worry and When to Treat

The key to responding appropriately to your patients when they’re in life-threatening situations is to be able to recognize what the problem is quickly and to get them the appropriate treatment without delay. However, their symptoms may not always match up with what you believe the EKG rhythm is showing. One of the most potent [...]

1 05, 2019

Get Continuing Education Hours with Recertification Courses

By |2019-04-24T08:50:06-07:00May 1st, 2019|Education|Comments Off on Get Continuing Education Hours with Recertification Courses

Nearly every type of career sees changes over the years. Health care, technology, food preparation, manufacturing, agriculture and even clothes manufacturing have changed over the decades. Although it can be difficult to see these changes when you're hyper-focused on your career, they become much easier to see when you examine the changes over the preceding [...]

26 04, 2019

The Basics of Using an AED and How to Learn More

By |2019-04-17T15:12:57-07:00April 26th, 2019|ACLS, Advanced Nursing, Basic Life Support Articles, Classes, CPR Training Articles, Education|Comments Off on The Basics of Using an AED and How to Learn More

Do you know what to do in a life-threatening emergency? When someone’s heart stops, you can’t simply rely on what you’ve seen on television shows to guide your resuscitation attempts. Instead, you need solid, science-based knowledge. AEDs have proven to be the best options for saving lives in many scenarios, especially in out-of-hospital, community emergencies. [...]