Hospitals do a good job of educating on HIPAA policies, but there isn’t enough focus on guidelines around HIPAA for nurses. With the focus on privacy and security, we have all heard a lot about security breaches, privacy violations, and what HIPAA requires.
It should be common sense, but there are entire research initiatives devoted to proving that have adequate nursing staff leads to improved patient outcome. This really transcends all types of nursing through various disciplines. But just so we can have a little more research and evidence to back it up, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) had a recent research initiative that proved that “Adequate and stable nurse staffing is key to improving care.”
Health and safety around the home is of paramount importance – especially if you have little ones who don’t understand about hazards or danger. According to The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, more than 5,000 people die each year and 2.7 million people receive medical treatment due to domestic accidents, so what can you do to make your living environment secure?
Keeping your science classroom safe is top priority for all science teachers. This includes anatomy and microbiology professors and lab coordinators as well. Your students cannot learn in an unsafe environment. By instilling in your students the importance of using safety tools, you’re helping to establish good habits and keeping them safe from harm.
Research says that upwards of 20% of car accidents are related to cell phone use. Roughly a million automobile accidents a year could be avoided if we eliminated the cellphone while driving. Studies also suggest that texting while driving can make a car crash 23 times more likely than those who are completely focused on driving.
Although there are many laws that prohibit texting while driving, many people ignore them and continue to text while driving despite the potential harm of themselves and others. This is similar to how many will still drink and drive even though it is both illegal and incredibly dangerous.
Social media has opened up new opportunities to share information readily and easily online. If you are wanting to share information about yourself, your passions, your hobbies, and any other topic you merely have to glide your fingers across the keyboard of your laptop of tap the screen of your smart phone. It’s easier than ever to share your likes, dislikes, and anything else you darn-well-please anytime you like with almost anyone you want.
However, before you go sharing anything and everything online you should think about a few key points:
There are several advantages that bone conduction technology has over traditional headphones.
Bypassing the eardrum decreases the likelihood of potential damage from listing to music at extreme volumes.
Reducing the amount of contact with your ear canal with objects that can harbor bacteria can help to decrease the risk of ear infections that you can encounter with earbuds.
If you are a runner or a bike rider and like to listen to music while you exercise, you will increase your safety by not having your ears obstructed so that you can hear cars that may be around you. Decreasing the risk of being hit by a car can have a pretty big impact on your health!
Movies like Demolition Man, The Fifth Element and iRobot just make my nerdy little heart skip a beat. What’s so GREAT about these Action Flicks? Well, first of all, they are AMAZING masterpieces of cinematography. Second they feature Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, and Will Smith. And third, they have self-driving cars. I Want a Self-Driving Car, …
Hospitals and healthcare providers every start shaking in their boots when they think of social media and healthcare. They freak out about the possibility of a HIPAA violation. But the fear that is struck in many of their hearts is really unneeded. There are 18 patient identifiers that are off limits when it comes to blogging and things of the like.