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Importance of Safe Patient Handling Education

One major source of injury to healthcare workers is musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), over 50 percent of injuries and...

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3 Fundamentals of Respiratory Care

Respiratory care for asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pneumonia, and other lung diseases is an important component of nursing, physician, and EMS education. Lung disease is on...

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The One BLS Skill Hard to Practice

Basic Life Support (BLS) protocol, which includes cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest, drowning, and foreign body airway obstruction (FBAO, or choking), is familiar to most healthcare providers,...

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Suzanne Butera: Small Things Make Big Differences

Suzanne Butera, Executive Assistant at Pocket Nurse®, recently celebrated her three-year anniversary. Suzanne regularly collaborates with co-workers of varied age, education, and cultural...

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Insights from EMS Educators: EMSWorld Expo 2016

EMSWorld Expo is not only an opportunity for faculty and students to learn about industry dynamics, but it also allows vendors and distributors to better understand challenges facing EMS programs....

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Raising Awareness for Breast Cancer through Simulation

By now, with the notorious pink explosion that October brings, most people are well aware of the prevalence of breast cancer. These pink attention grabbers are meant to serve as reminders to...

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5 Ways Simulation Enhances Pharm Tech Education

1. Simulation is a better way to teach. Rather than sit in a lecture hall with 100 other students, giving pharm tech students access to simulated medications teaches them what meds look like and how...

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What the FDA Ban on Antibacterial Cleansers Means to Hand Hygiene in Healthcare

In healthcare settings, hand hygiene is the single most important measure for preventing the spread of infection. Healthcare-associated infections, including those caused by multi-drug-resistant...

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