Preventing Vision Problems in Children

Starting around kindergarten, children should start visiting an optometrist regularly for an annual eye exam. Prior to starting school, children may be screened by their daycare or preschool, or by a pediatrician at a well-child visit. Unless a parent is given notice about vision problems, a child is fine to wait to see an ophthalmologist Read More

Signs and Symptoms of Dehydration

Getting thirsty on a hot summer day is a normal reaction. But dehydration can sneak up on you if you’re unusually busy or active, and don’t take a break to get some water. Common Signs of Dehydration Everyone is likely familiar with these warning signs of dehydration. Increased thirst or dry mouth Feeling more tired Read More

In Situ Simulation for Residents

As medical residents enter hospitals for their residency requirements, the challenges of making the transition from education to practice become obvious. Nurses can struggle this time of year, too, as they juggle to care for their patients and answer questions from resident interns. One way many residency programs address these challenges is by introducing in Read More

Simulations in Mental Health

Healthcare professionals regularly experience patients with mental health disorders. These interactions are frightening to young professionals, who may assume the patient is unpredictable and violent. However, these interactions are a crucial time to identify and counter mental illness. According to research published in the International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, scenarios that included simulated participants Read More

UV Safety Prevents Eye Disease

Overexposure to UV rays can cause cataracts; eye cancer; photokeratitis, or temporary sun blindness; and pterygium, also known as surfer’s eye. While many people have gotten smarter about protecting their skin from the sun, people still forget to take precautions to protect their eyes. For example, according to an online survey, about 53 percent of Read More

Seriousness in Simulation: Simulated Participants

The foundation of healthcare simulation is patient safety. In the not-so-distant past, students learned primarily from lectures and textbooks, with a smattering of skills practice before being ushered into the clinical setting and assigned a real, live patient to apply what they had learned. By introducing hands-on training in the safety of a simulation lab, Read More

Top 5 Employment Law Matters Managers Should Know

Managers share an important role with Human Resources professionals to ensure their team and company are remaining compliant with numerous employment laws. The following Federal Laws govern a majority of employment issues managers deal with throughout their career. It is important for individuals in a management role to become familiar with the basics of these Read More

Improving Health by Quitting Smoking

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease, disability, and death in the United States. Fortunately, smoking and tobacco use have declined since the mid-1960s, but they are still putting people, including children, at risk for preventable conditions. Tobacco use harms every organ in the body, with more than 16 million Americans living with Read More