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How to Support Teenagers Caring for Chronically Sick Relatives

Teenagers caring for a sick loved one face many challenges. They need a lot of patience. Listen to their concerns and take them seriously. Over time, they will get into a routine and carry out their responsibilities.


Coronavirus (COVID-19): Insight and Considerations for the Hospital Environment

With the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, many hospitals are left scrambling to secure the resources necessary to protect their staff and provide care for the patients in the event of a local outbreak.


Life of a Med Lab Scientist

Ever wonder what happens to your samples that are collected and sent to “the lab”? Learn about the amazing people (like me) that take those samples and give your doctor the results they need to treat you!


Advance Medical Directives: Questions and Answers

An Advance Medical Directive is a tool to express values and beliefs with respect to health care decisions and preferences for health care while you are able to make such decisions for yourself, and to assign authority to a selected representative when you are no longer able to do so


Danger in the High-Volume Medical Practice Trend: How to Avoid the Ghost

Recently, a disturbing news story has come out regarding allegations of fraud against one of the nation’s largest MRI-reading companies. While the alleged fraud is shameful, the underlying story is that the modern healthcare industry has a perverse incentive structure.


Why a Good Doctor-Patient Relationship Is Important

As insurance companies push to speed care and lower costs, the doctor-patient relationship has suffered. This is an important issue as it has been proven this relationship can have profound effects on care.


How a Simple Touch Can Do Wonders for a Patient's Recovery

Many things can be interpreted from a simple touch. In the medical profession, touch is crucial. A healing and assuring touch can guide your patient towards progressive recovery.


Is Concierge Medicine a Buzzword or a Real Trend in Healthcare?

Concierge medicine is a trend that's gaining steam in the healthcare field. What is it and what are its benefits?


Reframing My Cognitive Dissonance by Using Psychodynamic Theory

A little anecdote from one of my social work experiences where I was told off by a client. This is meant to be a bit amusing and if you are not familiar with social work, probably would seem a little confusing. If you do read it, I hope you can get a chuckle or two.


Bullying in the Nurseplace: How to Stop Eating Our Own

One of the first phrases a nursing student learns is "nurses eat their young." It was first used by nursing professor Judith Meissner in 1986. At least 85% of nurses have been bullied, according to research.


Obstetrical Nursing: The Good, Bad, and the Insanely Crazy

For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be a nurse. Nursing did not end up being my college major/first career choice because I allowed others to direct my future. Once I finally took control of my dreams, I made becoming a registered nurse a reality. Here is my story; and it wasn't easy!


The Battle for Hospice and Choosing the Fight

Chronically ill patients are more complex than ever before, and while modern medicine is rapidly advancing to address chronic diseases and conditions, healthcare providers are failing to address patients' core values and quality of life until it is too late.


Top 10 Reasons Why Nurses Are Underappreciated

Nurses are a special breed of people who dedicate their lives to the profession of caring for others. Unfortunately, their deeds often go unnoticed and unappreciated by the public.


Choosing a Surgeon, Simplified

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.


4 Things Every ER Patient Should Know

What working in emergency medicine taught me about being a patient.


Case Study With Obstetric Soap Notes: Arrest of Dilation

This is the case of a multiparous women who desires an unmedicated birth without intervention. Includes a discussion of questions involving arrest of dilation.


Medication Non-compliance in the Elderly: Implications for Nursing Practice

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.


How to Write a SOAP Note With Obstetric Examples

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.


High Demand for Nurses and 12-Hour Shifts Are Causing Burnout

Demand for nurses is high, and the pay and perks can be quite good, but long hours lead to increased stress that prevents nurses from doing their best and thriving in their careers.


How Is My Copay Determined at the Pharmacy?

Though it may seem like pulling a number out of a hat, there are specific ways the cost of your prescription is determined.


How Do I Read That Statement I Just Got From My Health Insurance?

What is that statement you just received from your health insurance? It's called an Explanation of Benefits, or an EOB. Does it actually explain anything? Or does it just create confusion?


A Day in the Life of a Dentist

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?


10 Things Nurses Don't Want You to Know

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.


Ophthalmic Technician Duties

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.


Professional Etiquette for the Certified Nurse's Aide

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.


How Are Medications Filled in a Pharmacy?

Ever wonder how your medications are filled at your pharmacy? Curious about why your prescription is not filled as fast as you would like? This article contains some answers.


How Do Blood Banks Work?

Blood banks are not actually banks as we know them; they are used for the storage and distribution of blood and blood products.


What Is Nursing Care?

This article explains that the nurse is your primary caregiver in the hospital and exactly what her functions are. The nurse is your advocate and the one that would be your advocate.


How to Prevent Bedsores (Pressure Sores)

It is really important to know how to prevent pressure sores should you ever have someone who is bedridden in your home. Learn how to prevent pressure sores from developing.


A Day in the Life of an Anesthesiologist

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.


5 Tips for Operating Room Nurses

These are rules to remember in an operating room. These five short sayings will keep you out of trouble if you follow them.


Nurses Can Make Great Pharmacy Technicians

In my experience as a retail pharmacist, nurses have an excellent background to transition into a pharmacy technician career.