Category: Healthcare

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CE Requirements for RNs and NPs

CE Requirements for RNs and NPs

Like everything in nursing, continuing education (CE) requirements for Registered Nurses (RN) and Nurse Practitioners (NP) can seem confusing at f [...]
BoardVitals Celebrates 250,000 Vaccines

BoardVitals Celebrates 250,000 Vaccines

In the spring of 2016, BoardVitals launched its #GiveVax initiative with noted vaccine charity Vaccine Ambassadors. The name was a play on “giving bac [...]
What is a Physician Assistant’s Scope of Practice?

What is a Physician Assistant’s Scope of Practice?

As the United States population continues to increase and Baby Boomers continue to age, a growing need has developed in healthcare. With fewer phy [...]
What Healthcare Providers Should Know About the Opioid Epidemic

What Healthcare Providers Should Know About the Opioid Epidemic

From 1999 to 2017, more than 700,000 people have died from a drug overdose. Around 68% of those deaths in 2017 involved an opioid like heroin or i [...]
Why Do We Need Opioid CME Courses?

Why Do We Need Opioid CME Courses?

It’s no secret that the opioid epidemic has been growing exponentially in America since the drug’s introduction during World War I. Between an initial [...]
How Physicians Can Help Stop the Opioid Epidemic

How Physicians Can Help Stop the Opioid Epidemic

In the US, 130 people die every day from opioids alone. Since 1999, the country has seen three separate waves of opioid overdose deaths that have kill [...]
Social Determinants of Health in Seniors

Social Determinants of Health in Seniors

Social determinants of health is a term that is tossed around with increasing frequency. Literature and policy makers tout it as an effective way [...]
Learning to Use “People First” Language with Patients 

Learning to Use “People First” Language with Patients 

With all the regulations and documentation and cultural requirements you have to absorb into your daily practice, changing the language you use to [...]
7 Tips to Make Your Practice LGBTQ+ Friendly

7 Tips to Make Your Practice LGBTQ+ Friendly

In today's world, doctors and healthcare professionals have to strive to create a comfortable environment so patients will want to come back and s [...]
Telehealth Nursing: RN Jobs Beyond the Hospital

Telehealth Nursing: RN Jobs Beyond the Hospital

Congratulations! You passed your NCLEX® exam and now you’re ready to find the perfect job. Many of your classmates may be researching opportunitie [...]
The Origins of Common Medical Terminology and Acronyms

The Origins of Common Medical Terminology and Acronyms

Healthcare is full of acronyms and terminology, from STAT and b.i.d, to “attending” physicians and coccyx. The words roll off our collective tongu [...]
The Rising Rate of STDs: A Public Health Crisis?

The Rising Rate of STDs: A Public Health Crisis?

As a physician, of course you know about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). However, did you know that the rate of STDs in the US is climbing s [...]
Healthcare Advancements You May See in 2019

Healthcare Advancements You May See in 2019

It happens every year at this time; various media outlets publish reviews from the past year and predictions for the future. Some are boring, some [...]
The Financially Toxic Cost of Fighting Cancer

The Financially Toxic Cost of Fighting Cancer

A cancer diagnosis is the worst thing a patient can hear - until they start fighting it. Now a well-publicized study in the American Journal of Me [...]
Developments in Identifying Potential Root Causes of Autism

Developments in Identifying Potential Root Causes of Autism

Recently scientists made several interesting discoveries about autism - particularly the ways in which new information can be found. The findings [...]
The Development of Vaccines Through the Years

The Development of Vaccines Through the Years

When it comes to populations, disease runs rampant, influenced by location, climate, and access to care. As time progressed, scientists worked diligen [...]
Telemedicine: The Demand Is Here, Are You Ready?

Telemedicine: The Demand Is Here, Are You Ready?

Depending on where you work, you may already have access to telemedicine applications in your practice. If not, you may want to push your administ [...]
Explaining Alzheimer’s vs. Dementia vs. Natural Memory Loss

Explaining Alzheimer’s vs. Dementia vs. Natural Memory Loss

The sad and scary truth is: 5.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. Over the next 30 years that number is expected to nearly tr [...]
Social Determinants of Health (SDH) & How They Affect US Health Care

Social Determinants of Health (SDH) & How They Affect US Health Care

Checking a patient’s vital signs, reviewing medical history, imaging, and lab reports give you insight into a patient’s condition and are essentia [...]
Drowsy Driving: Long Shifts May Result in Impairment Behind the Wheel

Drowsy Driving: Long Shifts May Result in Impairment Behind the Wheel

You’re done with your shift. It’s time to go home. How many hours have you worked without sleep? If you haven’t slept at least five hours in the l [...]
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