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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, Classes, CPR, 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. [...]

19 04, 2019

How Do I Get CNA Certified?

By |2019-04-17T15:12:44-07:00April 19th, 2019|Advanced Nursing, Classes|Comments Off on How Do I Get CNA Certified?

CNAs are seen as the backbone of bedside nursing. While they don’t have the ability to do all that doctors and nurses do, they’re often the people seen most frequently by patients, especially those in hospitals and long-term care facilities. Thus, your decision to become CNA-certified is not only a smart one for your career [...]

1 03, 2019

Surprising Careers for Which You Must Be BLS Certified

By |2019-02-26T20:14:34-07:00March 1st, 2019|Basic Life Support, Classes, Education|Comments Off on Surprising Careers for Which You Must Be BLS Certified

If you are planning on being a nurse one day, you know that you will have to hold a Basic Life Support certification, or BLS certification. After all, your employer needs to know that you can give life-saving help to your patients at the drop of a hat. However, it may surprise you to learn [...]

20 02, 2019

Get Continuing Education Hours with Health Care Recertification Courses

By |2019-02-19T18:53:41-07:00February 20th, 2019|Advanced Nursing, Classes, Education|Comments Off on Get Continuing Education Hours with Health Care Recertification Courses

The beauty of an education in a health care-related field is that it is never complete. You will constantly be learning something new. The reasons for this are many, but most particularly, you will need to continue your education to keep up-to-date with new research findings and changes in practice, and to ensure that you [...]

8 02, 2019

5 Top Tips for Learning Your ACLS Algorithms

By |2019-02-01T07:54:28-07:00February 8th, 2019|ACLS, Classes, Education|Comments Off on 5 Top Tips for Learning Your ACLS Algorithms

Are you feeling stressed and nervous about your upcoming ACLS examination? You are certainly not alone. Nearly every person who has taken this test will admit to feeling at least some nerves as they prepped for the final examination and the mega code. However, the key for most people is to have the algorithm well-memorized. [...]

14 12, 2018

EKG Rhythms: Not for Doctors’ Eyes Only

By |2018-12-14T06:31:13-07:00December 14th, 2018|ACLS, Classes, Education|Comments Off on EKG Rhythms: Not for Doctors’ Eyes Only

One of the most elusive skills for clinicians is learning to read EKGs. Even those who learn to recognize textbook examples at the drop of a hat may suddenly find themselves stumped in a real-life situation. You see, as with many things in the medical world, not all EKG patterns follow textbook examples. However, this [...]

24 10, 2018

Diabetes: The Difference Between Type I and Type II

By |2018-10-09T21:02:33-07:00October 24th, 2018|Advanced Nursing, Classes, Education|Comments Off on Diabetes: The Difference Between Type I and Type II

This week's edition of the Heartbeat Blogs will re-visit some of our content on diabetes and help you teach your patients the difference between type I and type II. Diabetes: The Difference Between Type I and Type II We all know someone with diabetes. In fact, according to the CDC, almost 10% of the US [...]

17 10, 2018

How to Prevent Urinary Tract Infections in the Elderly

By |2018-10-09T20:41:37-07:00October 17th, 2018|Advanced Nursing, Career Programs, Classes, Education|Comments Off on How to Prevent Urinary Tract Infections in the Elderly

In this week’s edition of the Heartbeat Blog, we will continue our discussion on urinary tract infections, also known as UTIs. Our upcoming lecture series “Urinary Tract Infections in the Elderly” begins soon, so don’t forget to check our CNA courses to see when it’s up. […]

10 10, 2018

Helping Patients with Urinary Tract Infections

By |2018-10-09T20:41:46-07:00October 10th, 2018|Advanced Nursing, Career Programs, Classes, Education|Comments Off on Helping Patients with Urinary Tract Infections

In this week’s edition of the Heartbeat Blog, we will begin a discussion on urinary tract infections as a precursor to our upcoming lecture series on “The CNA role in identifying patients at risk for a UTI.” […]

26 09, 2018

Understanding Congestive Heart Failure

By |2018-09-12T06:17:42-07:00September 26th, 2018|Advanced Nursing, Classes, Education|Comments Off on Understanding Congestive Heart Failure

In this week’s edition of the Heartbeat Blog, we will continue to discuss our upcoming lecture series on “Assisting Residents with Heart Disease and Promoting Heart Health.” Today we will continue our discussion on heart failure. Symptoms of Congestive Heart Failure: Why So Congested? Have you ever heart the term congestive heart failure? Does it make [...]