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

5 Tips for Occupational Therapy Simulation

Simulation is the perfect opportunity for occupational therapy (OT) educators to witness the culmination of their students’ knowledge of anatomy, neurology, and common practice. Consider the following among things to look for when simulating an intervention. Occupational Therapy Simulation Strategies 1. Interpersonal skills:Patients include a variety of people with an array of mental functionality. Lecture-based Read More

Working Smart at Pocket Nurse

Pocket Nurse® cares about employee milestones. We encourage employees to share their accomplishments and wisdom when celebrating one or more years of service with us. Corporate Nurse Educator Beth Telesz recently celebrated her four-year anniversary with the company. Beth said she is very likely to recommend Pocket Nurse as a place to work, identifying co-workers Read More

Prevent Eye Injuries by Teaching Proper Protection

According to the 109-year-old eye advocacy group, Prevent Blindness®, there are around 2,000 work-related eye injuries every day. Of those injuries, 90 percent could be lessened or prevented with proper eye protection. March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month. Healthcare professionals are particularly susceptible to eye damage. Consider the following tips based on your role. Eye Read More

Virtual Reality Comes to Medical Simulation

Pocket Nurse® featured Virtual Education Systems (VES), which provides interactive clinical scenarios, at our booth at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) this year. (Pocket Nurse is a distributor for VES.) I was able to test the latest version of their VRPatients virtual reality (VR) software on the HTC Vive. The experience was Read More

6 Key Takeaways from IMSH 2017

The 2017 International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) may be over, but Pocket Nurse® attendees won’t soon forget the cutting-edge techniques and technology they witnessed this year in Orlando. Here are just a few key takeaways: Virtual reality had a significant presence at IMSH 2017. Booth 717 was home to both Pocket Nurse and 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