One of the most important duties of a respiratory therapist during a “code blue” resuscitation attempt (Code) is intubation. Intubation is the act of placing an endotracheal tube (E.T. tube) into the patient’s trachea, establishing a patent...
Memorizing the "Order of Draw for Blood Tubes" can be easy. Did you know that there is no additive in the red top tube? Also, knowing which tests are required for each color top blood tube is important.
In times of illness or injury we turn to our health care providers for care. We trust their knowledge and experience. But should we always follow without questions?
The truth about so-called "urgent care" medical offices: somewhere between a doctor's office and the emergency room, they miss the mark on many counts.
This is the era of the technological revolution and the use of robotics in healthcare is very much a reality. How we, as humans, deal with that reality will depend on our understanding and acceptance of how they work and how beneficial their use can be.
Deltoid intramuscular injection is given into a central location on a relatively small muscle mass location that looks like a flipped tear drop. In this article we show you how to properly give a deltoid intramuscular injection.
When giving any type of injection the first thing you want to do is explain to the person or parent/guardian, exactly what you are about to do. If you are giving the injection to yourself then pay close attention. When giving a vastus lateralis...
How to Choose Between ACRP and SOCRA Certification Clinical research professionals will recognize both non-profit organizations actively recruiting members: ACRP and SOCRA. The Association of Clinical Research Professionals, Inc. (ACRP) is...
Learn about the history of US Health Care and the role the health insurance industry has played in reducing health care costs. Gain a better understanding of health care reform and the Health Care Reform Law.
Inpatient or out patient, tests, minor procedures or major surgeries, it's important for you to understand who your health care provider is. Your life could depend on it !