Simulators to Make Childbirth Safer

Every year in the United States 700 to 900 women die from pregnancy or childbirth related causes. American women are more than three times as likely as Canadian women to die in the maternal period. (Source) “Trial and error” is not an option for those in the medical profession, and that’s especially true in the Read More

Nursing in 2017: Expanding Roles and Responsibilities

Demand for New Nursing Roles As more hospitals face budget cuts and staff shortages, and HCAHPS scores are becoming more important for reimbursement, nurses’ roles in the hospital setting are expanding. Healthcare systems are increasingly turning to nurses as leading voices for technology implementation and caregiving expertise. A Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL), a certification first Read More

Educate Rapid Response Teams on Marathon Injuries

As the weather warms up, recreational activities move outdoors. Marathons, for example, pose challenges for emergency response professionals tasked with supervising runner health. Several injuries are common during the strain of a long distance race. Nearby medical professionals are organized into rapid response teams (RRT) trained to recognize, respond, and treat severe injuries. Common Marathon Read More

Stock Simulated Medication, Not Sweets

Using candy as a stand-in for simulated medication in educational scenarios is risky and unprofessional. It puts patients at risk if healthcare professionals don’t recognize and understand the importance of their actions. If a simulation scenario is too casual, that attitude can carry over to real-life situations. Using candy as simulated medicine, or even referring Read More