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EMS Patient Safety: Preventing Medication Errors

Posted on May 22, 2018 by Dawn Mangine

The National Institutes of Medicine reported in its well-known paper “To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System,” that as many as 98,000 people were dying due to medication errors in...

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Stroke Education for EMS Professionals

Posted on May 3, 2018 by Dawn Mangine

Stroke, which is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain, is the number 5 leading cause of death in the United States. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries...

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Diagnosing and Treating Asthma

Posted on May 1, 2018 by Dawn Mangine

Asthma is a disease that affects a person’s lungs, causing wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and night-time or early morning coughing. One in 13 people has asthma.

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How the Roles of Pharmacists Are Changing

Pharmacists used to be the medication authorities in white lab coats who dispensed relief from behind high counters. They were seldom called on to interact with patients. For that matter, they...

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Neurodiagnostics: “Because Your Brain Matters”

Neurodiagnostics is the analysis and monitoring of the nervous system function of patients in order to help physicians decide and perform effective treatment of neurological diseases and...

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Faculty Roles in Simulation

This is more information from the white paper Challenges of Implementing Healthcare Simulation in Community Colleges. For our first summary of this white paper, see our article on funding...

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Running Simulation on a Shoestring

As we have seen, setting up and maintaining a simulation program comes with a steep price tag. However, most schools with nursing, pharmacy, and allied healthcare programs are coming to realize...

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Women in EMS: Leaugeay Barnes

Leaugeay Barnes, educator, writer, and experienced paramedic, was kind enough to talk to us about her career in Emergency Medical Services for Women’s History Month. Thanks for taking some time!

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Breaking Barriers: Mary Elizabeth Carnegie

Mary Elizabeth Carnegie (April 19, 1916, to February 20, 2008) was a nursing educator and author who worked tirelessly for the cause of African American nurses. She was the first black nurse to...

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3 Funding Challenges Facing Simulation Programs at Community Colleges (and Ways to Solve Them)

This information is from the white paper Challenges of Implementing Healthcare Simulation in Community Colleges. Any quoted percentages are from the surveyed institutions. For more information, or...

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