"Clinical integration" are just buzz words that most physicians aren't concerned with early in their careers. Many future doctors go to medical school with bright starry eyes and a version of their careers that they will likely never see come to fruition. Their goal is usually simple: to help people. But many find themselves helping paperwork, insurance companies, and computers rather than helping actual patients. However, a likely solution to some of the problems that many physicians face is … [Read more...] about Can Clinical Integration Help Physicians Cash in on What They Were Sold?
Guest Blogger: Meghan Ryan, MS CCC-SLP “My son only eats things that are white.” “Oh she won’t eat that! She really only likes things that are crunchy.” Do any of these sound familiar to you? Or... have you ever taken your kids to a restaurant with an arsenal of “safe” foods in tow? Children are known for their reluctance to try new foods and experiment with the unknown. The term “picky eater” is a common complaint among parents in my private practice. Many times it is a case of a child … [Read more...] about When Picky Eating Becomes a Problem
Being a new nurse can be really scary. You’ve learned only a slice of the nursing pie and you are expected to jump in and take care of patients. If you are lucky then you have a lengthy amount of time that you get to spend with your preceptor. This will help you practice your skills and increase your confidence. However, it will all end quickly and you’ll be on your own. I know that I personally didn’t feel like a nurse until a year after I became one. Everything seemed foreign and time … [Read more...] about Tips For New Nurse Grads
There are some fantastic Caribbean medical schools where you can study to be a nurse. And the best part is, they might even save you some money! College is Expensive Financial responsibility extends past just watching your everyday spending and nobody knows this better than college students. College is one of the biggest investments anyone will make in their lives and being responsible about it is vital if someone wants to get their degree with the least amount of debt possible. Those … [Read more...] about Have You Considered Caribbean Medical Schools?
Technology continually improves healthcare and our daily lives and telemedicine is imperative for reaching people that might not be able to get to a doctor. Telemedicine: How An Online Chat With A Doctor Makes A Difference Not surprisingly, almost everyone in America today has access to the internet, but not everyone has access to certain doctors, such as trauma surgeons, though there are apps for patients to talk to a doctor online. The video below is a fantastic example of technology saving … [Read more...] about Telemedicine & Online Doctors: Reaching the Unreachable
By now you’ve hopefully heard the buzz among the nursing blogosphere and the social media community about Amanda Trujillo, the registered nurse who was fired by Banner Health after educating her patient on hospice options. Banner Health also took action again Ms. Trujillo’s nursing license and she has been unable to practice nursing for the past 10 months. Nurses everywhere are standing with Amanda Trujillo and coming together and putting their money where their blog is…. or something. The … [Read more...] about Let’s Pin Arizona Board of Nursing and Banner Health: Support Amanda Trujillo Buttons
Unfortunately, Amanda Trujillo cannot get back to doing what she loves yet. She just wants to take care of patients. The Arizona State Board of Nursing has delayed her case for 2 months in order to get a full psychiatric evaluation. When I heard this, I totally thought: “For the Doctor, right?” But alas, it is unfortunately for Ms. Trujillo, who has no doubts about her competence and abilities to pass the exam with flying colors. I don’t doubt her abilities either. I know we’re … [Read more...] about Arizona Nurse Amanda Trujillo’s State Board of Nursing Hearing Delayed for a Psychiatric Evaluation
2nd.MD is a revolutionary new service that is breaking down barriers in terms of access to healthcare. If you or a loved one has ever face a challenging medical diagnosis and wanted an second opinion from a specialist, then you know what a challenge it can be to find experts nearby. I’ve known parents who had to fly their sick children across the country to consult with a specialist about their diagnosis. It’s bad enough to have a disease process that is inconveniencing your life, but having … [Read more...] about 2nd.MD: Easy Access to Leading Doctors Online
The HandStand is a bit of an innovation in iPad cases because it addresses something that most cases do not: the need for a hand strap. I've reviewed one other iPad case that had a hand strap, and it was one of my favorite features of the case. However, the HandStand for iPad delivers it's promise when it states "The revolution is at hand." And why is that? Well the darn thing swivels around a full 360 degrees, so literally, the iPad makes a revolution in your hand! So is it Really … [Read more...] about HandStand for iPad and iPad2 Holder Case Review
Over at KevinMD.com there is an article about Evolution of tablet devices for the hospital and of course this is music to my nerdy litttle nursing ears. David Ahn, MD, makes some very interestting points about how he avoids using his iPhone too much in the view of patients and nurses because it can make you appear distracted. Because obviously, all us nurses and doctors could ever be doing is checking our facebook or updating our twitter. Nope, we couldn't possibly be using any of the … [Read more...] about Tablets Evolving to be used as Efficient Medical Tools
Recently discovered a blogger who I could almost swear is a twin separated at birth. Not Nurse Ratched recently wrote about the nurse and doctor relationship in a post Toeing the Line: Nurse vs Physician . This reminds me of an encounter with a physician I had a year or so ago. He was covering for another doctor and became furious with me because I paged him several times related to the patients pain control, or rather, lack there of. She was young, depressed, and facing life changing diagnosis … [Read more...] about Sometimes a Doctor Needs a Compliment
I'm gonna save the build up for you. I'm the stupid nurse referenced in the title of this article. Also, before I get your hopes up, let me just say, the title is pure sarcasm. Women hold a grudge. This is no real secret. Most of us ladies know we tend to remain resentful, pessimistic, and guarded around certain people and situations. However, most of us can at least pretend and be professional enough to function appropriately in the workplace if said grudge happens to involve the … [Read more...] about The Incompetent, List-Worthy, Stupid Nurse – Strikes Again!