In 2019, any program pursuing accreditation to educate pharmacy technicians must meet a new set of standards. Changes outlined by the Pharmacy Technician Accreditation Commission (PTAC) take effect on January 1.
Throughout the world, 255 million people are affected by massive global disasters, and 62,000 people die every year. Public health nurses are often the major source of healthcare when these disasters strike. With the unpredictability of the occurrence of disaster, preparation must be continual and up-to-date.
In the United States, there are almost 4 million registered nurses in the workforce. Not all RNs work in direct patient care, however. Upon graduation there are many professional avenues available to a person with a nursing degree.
Advance CTE, the non-profit organization for Career Technical Education (CTE) across 50 states, describes Career Technical Education (CTE) as, “an educational option that provides learners with the knowledge and skills they need to be prepared for college and careers.”
Demand for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) professionals is high, yet some agencies are struggling to fill positions. Once hired, physical strain, stress, and low pay drive several professionals to leave quickly. It’s an ...
Since 2005, in the United States, unintentional injury has been the leading cause of death for people ages 1-44 years old. More often than not, bystanders are the first people on the scene when someone becomes seriously injured. Unfortunately, those bystanders may not know what to do in such a tense situation before emergency services arrive.
Patients who have adrenal insufficiency have a severe or total deficiency in hormones produced by the adrenal cortex. Adrenal hormones, which include cortisol and aldosterone, are important chemicals the body needs to function correctly. Some of the roles cortisol and aldosterone play include regulating the following:
In a recent Pocket Nurse® survey, 30 percent of the 555 healthcare educators who responded noted that student engagement and retention were their biggest professional challenges. Disengagement in a simulation or clinical environment can be detrimental to student learning and retention.
Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun poses health risks to the skin and eyes. Here are the best ways to counteract the damaging effects of sun exposure.