5 Ways to Address Childhood Obesity in Education

Childhood obesity rates have been increasing steadily for 30 years. Currently, one-in-three children are considered obese, meaning they have excess body fat. Being overweight or obese happens due to “caloric imbalance”: simply put, children are taking in more calories than they are expending. Childhood obesity has long-term impacts on our nation’s children. Obese children suffer Read More

Pocket Nurse Brings Medical Education Solutions to IMSH

When Anthony Battaglia MS, BSN, RN and President of Pocket Nurse®, made it his mission to advance and assist medical educators by providing high-quality, cost-effective supplies, medical simulation was in its infancy. In 2017, Pocket Nurse marks its twenty-fifth year of operation. A major driver of Pocket Nurse’s success is attendance at trade shows, and Read More

Developing Realistic Blood Transfusion Scenarios for Safe Practice

Overall, receiving a blood transfusion is one of the safest medical procedures in the United States. The U.S. blood supply is safer today than it’s ever been. According to the CDC, there are an estimated 5 million patients who receive blood annually, and 9.5 million blood donors. That’s a total of 14.6 million transfusions in Read More

NREMT Psychomotor Exam Changes: An Overview

The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) is the organization responsible for certifying most of the EMRs, EMTs, AEMTs, and paramedics in the United States. Their uniform examination process has tested the skills and knowledge of emergency medical service providers since 1970. On January 1, 2017, the NREMT officially implemented their new psychomotor exams Read More

5 Carfentanil Facts to Know

Opioid overdoses are a huge concern in the United States despite the growing availability of the reversal drug naloxone. The synthetic sedative carfentanil has worsened the crisis by appearing in recreational narcotics. Its potency endangers the emergency responders treating overdose victims. The following tips are suggestions made by organizations like the Centers for Disease Control Read More

Simulation, Pharm Tech, and the Millennial Patient

Millennials, defined as the generation born between 1979 and 1998, now outnumber Baby Boomers as the largest generation in America. (Poor Gen X’ers aren’t even close.) Millennials have a different approach to healthcare than Boomers, which is hardly surprising. They are more skeptical of medical authority, less likely to have insurance, and are pessimistic about Read More