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!
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 serve on the board of a state nursing association (Florida State Nurses Association).
Diabetes is a disease that can affect anyone at any time. Our bodies need and use glucose to fuel our cells, but certain conditions reduce cell access or ability to use glucose properly. If the body can’t convert glucose into insulin, a person will develop diabetes, which can become a life-long health condition.
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 to view the white paper, see the link at the end of the article.
Simulation in education is still a young field, although it’s been rapidly adopted in nursing programs, EMS training programs, and other allied health educational programs over the past 10 years. As a result of this rapid adoption, many instructors end up having questions about how to deploy simulation tools in the most efficient, cost-effective way.
Human resource (HR) teams play important roles in the success of healthcare organizations. HR enhances the delivery of excellent patient care through the management of an organization’s most valuable resource – its employees.
A current and on-going challenge in the area of patient safety is the transport and treatment of bariatric patients. EMS providers are on the front lines of this issue, and EMS education should create a comprehensive curriculum for bariatric patient scenarios.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that is estimated to currently affect 1 in 68 children. Children and adults with ASD do not have a visible disability, which can make assessing and treating them challenging.
Born in 1821 in North Oxford, Massachusetts, Clara Barton became an educator before discovering her calling during the American Civil War. The start of the war found Barton in Washington, D.C., and acting on a desire to serve her country, she quickly volunteered to nurse Union soldiers injured in the Baltimore Riot.