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 [...]
CPR training is necessary for all types of health care workers, from doctors and nurses to EMTs and many ancillary workers. However, there are a myriad of individuals who may not work close to the health care sector but who should still be prepared with proper knowledge of how to perform life-saving care of the [...]
When treating any patient, it is important to recognize what underlying concerns could be causing the present issue. Not only will this help you decide upon the correct treatment method, but also it will help you treat your patient in a more time-conscious manner. This is particularly important when treating patients with life-threatening conditions. When [...]
It is no secret that those who take part in NRP training are able to give their smallest patients the best possible chance of surviving a life-threatening illness. Here are a few things that you should consider before determining whether this training program is right for you.
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.
Increasing numbers of hospitals and health care organizations started requiring certain professionals, such as doctors and nurses, to have the vaccine or risk being fired. Although a huge majority of workers opted to get the vaccine rather than lose their jobs, some simply did not want to be forced and chose to leave their workplace. But should it be required?
Whether your patients are neonates, the elderly or somewhere in the middle, you want to give them the best care you can. While that often means gaining Continuing Education certifications, learning new skills or improving on the ones you have, it also means something much more basic. […]
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 [...]
Chances are, you've seen a movie or television show that features a resuscitation attempt. Perhaps you watched a medical drama that showed a doctor kneeling on top of a gurney frantically providing chest compressions while orderlies wheeled the gurney down the hall. You may have even seen a clumsy attempt at rescue breaths in an [...]