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Nursing Is Changing – Can You Adapt?

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Nurses are the largest group of health care providers in the nation. As the health care landscape changes, so too does the role of the nurse. Today’s nurses are filling in the gaps left by the shortage of physicians. They’re dealing with tight budgets, an aging patient population and more complicated illnesses.

Nurses these days are even moving to the forefront of health care delivery and medicine by publishing their own original research, influencing health care policy and developing medical apps. Today’s nurses are more skilled, qualified and educated than ever before. The proliferation of new health care technology and online degree programs are tools many nurses are using to keep up with the rapidly changing health care system and advance to the top of their field.More than ever, an advanced education is necessary for nurses hoping to succeed in their field.

Nurses Must Adapt to a Changing Health Care Landscape

The health care landscape is changing. Today’s nurses must cope with ever more complex cases as aging patients present with multiple chronic conditions. Health care providers are facing ever-increasing rates of difficult-to-treat chronic illnesses like obesity and diabetes. Health care reform will lead to unprecedented numbers of insured patients seeking care.

Education is one tool nurses are using to adapt. In the past, nurses needed only an associate degree to practice their profession. Today, laws and policies require more and more nurses to have at least a Bachelor of Nursing. Many Masters in Nursing programs allow registered nurses to go to school online to earn the qualifications they need to become nurse practitioners and even specialize in a particular area of medicine, like obesity, pharmacology or anesthesiology. (more…)

When to Begin Preparing for Your Parent’s Senior Care

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

None of us like to see our parents aging. However, the adult children of even active and healthy seniors would do well to be fully informed about the options for their parents’ care, should it become necessary unexpectedly. How should you judge when and how to prepare for your parent’s move to a senior home?

Senior-Care

Gauge How Your Parents Feel

You may be surprised how open to discussion your parents may be about their future living options. It may be that you are the one who is putting off the conversation because you feel that it “isn’t time yet.” However, your parents may have already had to make tough decisions about providing care for their own aging family members decades ago and may be more prepared for the realities of their own old age than you think. If living with you or a sibling isn’t an option, your parents may even have a special place picked out already, for example this life care community in Southbury CT.

However, if you have already broached the subject of senior care options and felt that your parents were uncomfortable with the topic, it may be more difficult to do — but it’s still an essential task. (more…)

5 Foot Problems and How to Treat Them

Monday, January 27th, 2014

foot_problem  It’s pretty amazing how much our feet do for us. Our feet carry us throughout all of the moments of our lives, from shortly after birth until shortly before we die. Our feet walk us down the aisle to get married, they take us to, from and through the work that we do, and they help us to stand up to all of the challenges we face as human beings.

However, due the sheer amount of activity our feet undertake, there are many problems that can affect our feet. Add the pressure of wearing poorly fitting shoes day in and day out, and it’s no wonder that many of us will have to visit a podiatrist or other foot specialist at some point in our lives.

If you have painful issues with your feet, it’s wise to make an appointment with a health care specialist and learn more about the procedures that are available. Before you know it, you’ll be walking more comfortably and regaining the confidence that comes with strong, healthy feet.

Hammertoe

Characterized by a signature downward curve of the toe, hammertoe is a painful condition brought on by the continuous use of shoes that are too small or too narrow for the feet. While anyone can suffer from this painful deformity, women who have worn high heels or other shoes that don’t properly fit the structure of the foot are most affected. (more…)

Factors Linked To Selecting a Suitable Medical Bed

Friday, December 20th, 2013

In old age people may have all types of diseases, which is why they say that old age is home for uncountable diseases. All children and other family members want to admit their elders in a hospital that has good facilities. A hospital with good facilities and staff usually has all necessary accommodations that make elderly people feel comfort and care even though it is not their home. The most common thing in a hospital for patients is a bed that usually has queen size and is attached to queen bed rails that help make moving it easier especially during cleaning. A good queen bed has good body and head rests. Cosy cushions and pillows are the things that play the most important role in the popularity of a hospital as the patients will stay happy during the period they have been admitted i.e. OPD period.  With cleanliness of the hospital is considered as a very important aspect in any hospital it’s vital that the medical treatment equipment is mobile so it can be moved from place to place for easier cleaning.

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It’s also very important to consider the materials, designs and shape of the rails since this will determine the possibility of easier cleaning. In many situations you find that normal beds have simple rails or bed wheels, for example these Home Bed Assist Rails (Queen Size) from Parentgiving.com. They are easily available on sale for $79.99 at ParentGiving.com and are also the most commonly used form of bed rail. For special cases involving heavier people it’s important to get special rails which are capable of carrying the weight without the risk of accidents occurring. They also should to be made using special materials which make the movement of the heavy patient easier across the room to allow cleaning. (more…)

Homemade mask cleansing

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

I always say that the basis of a flawless complexion is conducting a good beauty routine that includes cleansing and moisturizing least. This is important to prevent premature aging, so today we will see how to make a homemade mask cleansing helps you remove all traces of impurities, including some blackheads or whiteheads.

To make this mask at home only need two ingredients widely available: gelatin powder and milk (no matter what kind). You will also need a bowl or microwave-safe bowl. The recipe is very: Mix one tablespoon of gelatin and milk in another bowl.

Homemade mask cleansing

Stir continuously until you get smooth dough. When everything is well mixed, put it in the microwave and put it to warm up a bit (about 10 seconds will suffice). Remember you cannot use a metal container. (more…)

Benefits of napping

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

It’s a classic of Europe culture, very beneficial for body and mind. Our own body demands a moment of relaxation after a hearty meal, and who are we to forbid?

Do not resist a good nap after lunch, you always possible, and encourage practicing this unique Iberian yoga. But do not overdo the time, because with 15 or 20 minutes will be enough and you’ll wake up with completely renewed energy.

Benefits of napping

Relax your body and mind

On the bed, on the couch … anywhere quiet and comfortable can be good to enjoy a nap. But why is it so beneficial? Because besides being a pleasure, relaxing body and mind, and helps us to continue the day with more energy than ever. (more…)

CNA school prepares a student of nursing skills

Monday, August 13th, 2012

A certified nursing assistant (CNA) is a professional who looks after the patients in clinics or hospitals under the supervision of registered nurses. The career of the certified nursing assistant is considered as one of the most critical issue in the field of health and medical services. To achieve a certified nursing assistant certificate, one must apply for a program in the school of CNA training.

cna for nursing skills

The CNA course in the program offered by the school covers various functions and responsibilities to be an assistant in the care of patients. After that, the trainee must apply for a training session either in a clinic, hospital or nursing home. After completing the training and course, one must pass the competency test to obtain CNA certification. And the exam consists of two parts, first written test, then another is the performance test. (more…)

CNA certification exam to improve nursing skills

Monday, August 13th, 2012

CNA certification requires dedication and hard work of nursing students. You have to give much time and energy. Certified nursing assistants have many duties to perform under the supervision of nurses in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, mental health care institutions and health care services in the long term.

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Some of the state approved vocational schools, universities as well as cna certification online offer accredited CNA course for nursing students. A minimum of 75 credit hours of classes are provided to students, consisting of theoretical and practical on clinical classes. During this training program, there are plenty of skills that students are trained as follows:

Basic nursing and clinical skills, such as:- (more…)

A look at care during pregnancy from the transcultural nursing

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

The culture of a people determines the meaning and vision of life, health, disease, death and care practices. Pregnancy, birth and motherhood are not without cultural constructions, their values and beliefs about this process, considered natural and are part of the continuity of the human race. Each culture defines and criminalizes from its particular view of life, and these are transmitted and perpetuated over time.

transcultural nursing

This has influence on health practices in this vital stage of life and defines many of the beliefs and values around them even though they are different from scientific logic, have been put into practice for many years.

The theory of “diversity and universality of cultural care” provides the guidance and the scientific method to approach and meet the care practices of peoples and cultural groups during gestation. The relationship between the care assistant jobs and the subject of care, it is necessary to coordinate actions for the preservation, maintenance or restructuring. (more…)

Nursing Career with LPN Programs in NYC

Monday, March 5th, 2012

The job applicants of the nursing industry that are searching for a well developed and established nursing industry that can offers lucrative salary package, should move to US to end their search. The requirement of the nursing staff members is very high in the country because it is facing the crisis of the nursing professionals. The main reason behind the heavy increasing demand is that there are large numbers of sick and ailing population, so in order to take care of them and to treat them, several nursing professionals are required. The demand for the licensed practical nurse is second highest in the nursing sector of the United States. According to the employment department of nation, LPNs can expect a growth rate of 21% in their jobs every year.

The applicants that want to get the job of practical nurse in US, must matches with the eligibility criteria stated by the United States board of nursing, which include-the age of the candidate must be 18 years or above, must not have any criminal record or the applicant should not be anti-social element, must possess graduate degree in nursing or an equivalent degree, must have completed the practical nurse training program from an approved institute and lastly, must have cleared the national licensing exam for practical nurse and lpn programs in nyc.


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