There is no denying the need for medical books. They offer a wealth of information and teach us valuable skills. However, there are times when the last thing we want to do is read a text book. For enjoyment, many nurses turn to medical fiction for enjoyment. I recently had the opportunity to interview Nurse Jamie Davis and talk with him about his journey to becoming a medical fiction author. Becoming a Medical Fiction Author - Nurse Jamie Davis Shares His Story 1. What inspired you to start … [Read more...] about Becoming a Medical Fiction Author – Nurse Jamie Davis Shares His Story
There any many celebrations and occasions that justify having an awesome cake. There are also some awesome nurse cakes if you do some looking. Here are a few reasons why a nurse cake is needed: Getting accepted into Nursing School Graduating from Nursing School Getting your first nursing job Getting a promotion into a administrative nursing job Coming off a 5 day stretch of 12 hours shifts Okay… so the last one may have been a little much, but there are still plenty of … [Read more...] about Super Cute Nurse Cakes from Pinterest
If you want to get better at auscultation and enjoy the convenience of documenting the sounds auscultated by transferring them to a computer using cutting-edge Bluetooth tech, look no further than Littman electronic stethoscopes. Digital stethoscopes have been here for quite some time now. As advanced instruments that are superior in quality to traditional stethoscopes, they are designed to drastically improve the accuracy of diagnostic procedures. Even though there is nothing fundamentally … [Read more...] about Is the Littmann Electronic Stethoscope better than other stethoscopes?
So you are a nursing practitioner and you are torn about which stethoscope to buy. Used by a great number of proud doctors, nurses and medical professionals around the world, Littman stethoscopes offer terrific acoustic response, exceptional value, and superior results overall. Best Littmann Stethoscopes In this roundup, we are going to take a look at some of the best from the Littman stable. 3M™ Littmann® Master Cardiology Stethoscope If you are looking to buy one of the best … [Read more...] about Best Littmann Stethoscopes
The nursing profession requires a ton of heavy lifting – figuratively and literally. Unfortunately, this means those who practice it tend to be prone to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), such as back injuries. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that, as of December 2014, nursing assistants have some of the highest incidence rates of MSDs< , totaling about 393 across private, state and local government sectors. As a professional responsible for the lives of others, it's … [Read more...] about 7 Vital Tips for Avoiding Back Injury as a Nurse
I've been seeing Christmas trees made out of gloves for years but have yet to see a single "How to Make a Glove Christmas Tree" guide. So I decided to make one myself. Hey! After you make your glove Christmas tree why not decorate it with nurse Christmas ornaments? Nurses are creative individuals. You have to be to do the job. There’s no nurse around that hasn't had to get creative to dress a wound properly, manage time effectively, or appease a seemingly inconsolable patient. Creativity … [Read more...] about How to Make a Glove Christmas Tree
Your ability to perform medical tests with equipment you have on hand may mean the difference between finding a potentially life threatening ailment before it becomes a real problem. It could help identify some symptoms if a doctor isn’t present, and give you an idea of someone’s state of health. Whenever possible, you should seek real medical attention from a certified professional, but in a pinch there are a few tests you should know about... Heart Rate What you need: A watch and your … [Read more...] about Heart Rate and 3 Other Medical Tests You Can Do At Home
Guest Blogger: Jenna To the lay person, a nurse's job may seem pretty simple: Nurses provide care for patients. But the word "care" is a bit complicated. In a medical sense, it means to tend to needed procedures, carry out instructions from physicians, and do the clinical things that are required for an ill or injured person. On top of all that scientific caring, there's sociological caring as well. That means providing an equal level of commitment to the emotional situation, making sure that … [Read more...] about Care Beyond Treatment
Guest Blogger: Jenna Many women struggle with various infertility issues and treatments. Some of these women use donor eggs, fertilized and implanted through IVF, to help carry successful pregnancies to term. Donor eggs are growing in popularity, but very little is said about the women who contribute these donations. Most egg donation companies keep donors anonymous, meaning we rarely hear egg donor stories straight from the women who make it a possibility. However, I was at a college … [Read more...] about Ever Considered Being an Egg Donor? Hear Lisa’s Story
Meaningful Use has pushed healthcare organizations to jump on the bandwagon and implement robust electronic medical records. This is an excellent push towards completely digitizing a patient’s medical record and allowing information to easily accessible, shared, and oh, yes, meaningful. However, there will always be information that needs to be part a medical record but it can’t fit into discrete data. Whether this is a patient’s insurance card, or past records that the patient only has on … [Read more...] about Network Scanning Makes Electronic Medical Records Work
Guest Blogger: Jenna If you are looking to change careers, consider that there are several opportunities within the medical field. For example, there is a very high demand for medical assistants, and this particular career path also provides ample opportunity for growth and advancement. What is a Medical Assistant? Medical assistants are often the first line of contact between the patient and the physician, and they work in a variety of medical environments, including hospitals and … [Read more...] about Career Options and Outlook for Medical Assistants
This post will include finance options an ideas to fund a nursing business. Regardless of your reasons for wanting to start your own nursing business, one thing is for sure: you’re likely going to need to come up with funding to get it started. The amount of money you need will vary based on the type of business you want to start. For example, to become a nurse blogger, you can start for less than $100. You can start as a legal nurse consultant for nothing, but may want to spend money … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Fund Your Nursing Business
People increasingly turn to the internet for all their information needs, even medical ones. A number of respected medical sites provide information to users who seek answers about their physical symptoms or treatments for their illnesses daily. These sites are a great resource for those seeking medical information via the net, but there is a fine line between practicing cyber medicine and simply being an online resource. That cloudy distinction is why these sites need to establish medical … [Read more...] about Ethical Challenges Of A Health & Medical Advice Website
Guest Blogger: Eric Ethington According to a national survey conducted by Wakefield Research, almost one in four physicians are currently working or have worked as a locum tenens provider, taking advantage of the various benefits the practice alternative provides. What's more, the findings indicate three out of four physicians are considering taking a locum tenens assignment in the future. Sponsored by CHG Healthcare Services, the study polled 1,000 providers from around the country. A loose … [Read more...] about 4 Benefits to Working Locum Tenens
Guest Blogger: Jenna 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 who want to study medicine will see the highest price for their degree with the average American medical school’s tuition coming in at nearly two hundred … [Read more...] about Have You Considered Caribbean Medical Schools?