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 illnesses reported in 2013 among nursing assistants were MSDs. The key to protecting workers is teaching safe patient handling before students graduate. Learning the proper techniques of safe Read More

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 the rise, with the number of estimated deaths from lung disease (not including lung cancer) about 235,000 annually. Respiratory processes to treat common lung diseases: Tracheostomy In Read More

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, from first responders to certified school nurses. Even laypeople trained and certified in CPR are familiar with the steps of assessing and performing BLS. The BLS sequence, also known Read More

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 backgrounds. This gives her a unique perspective in answering our employee survey. Altogether, Suzanne said she was “very likely” to recommend Pocket Nurse as a place to work and rated her co-workers Read More

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. Getting this understanding is vital so that companies like Pocket Nurse can be part of the solution for EMS programs and careers. Expos and conferences Read More

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 schedule doctor and mammogram appointments, perform self breast exams (SBEs), recognize survivors, and remember people who have lost their lives to this disease. Read More

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 organisms (MDRO), are a significant global problem and challenge within U.S. healthcare facilities in terms of morbidity, mortality, and cost. Antimicrobial agents play an important role in decreasing the incidence of Read More