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ACLS Algorithms to Remember

Posted by National CPR Association | Medical Education Nov 15, 2017


Regardless of what type of learner you are, the one thing you need to learn your ACLS algorithms is the actual algorithms!  Here we have provided them for you in one easy point of reference.   Having an understanding of ACLS algorithms is essential to passing your Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification exam. While there are also many other topic areas you will need to be familiar with to prepare for your ACLS exam such as medications and ECGs, having your algorithms memorized will.. Read more

The Answers to your Zika Questions

Posted by National CPR Association | Medical Care Nov 08, 2017


Worried about Zika? Have questions about the virus, its transmission, and the dangers it poses? We’ve got the basic rundown on Zika, its risks, and the additional issues surrounding this disease.   Ever since the Zika virus appeared in Brazil in 2013, seemingly everyone has been searching for information on the virus to help them understand what it is. It isn’t just laymen on the hunt for answers, doctors and scientists are also trying to develop a better understanding of Zika. There are still quite.. Read more

The Importance of Personal Health for Medical Professionals

Posted by National CPR Association | Medical Care Nov 01, 2017


A lunch break or an exercise session may seem like something there is no time for – but in reality, taking the time for your needs can lead to better productivity and a more mentally alert day. “I want to eat lunch and work out, but I just don’t have the time” It’s one thing to say that you want to live a healthy lifestyle and it is quite another to actually do it. Usually the reason people don’t follow through is because they don’t.. Read more

Taking the PALS Certification Course Online

Posted by National CPR Association | Medical Education Oct 25, 2017


More and more people are making the choice to forego traditional classroom settings to obtain their Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Certification online. Could this be the right choice for you?   The fact that PALS certification is moving online is hardly a surprise as technology in its many various forms is being embraced more and more among the medical community. The simple fact is that PALS courses online are more time and cost efficient than the traditional alternative. What has deterred some people from pursuing their.. Read more

Healthy Habits of a Health Care Provider – 7

Posted by National CPR Association | Medical Care Oct 18, 2017


Being a health care provider can be stressful. Having healthy habits in place can mitigate stress and help you be better at your job! (Part 4 of 4) Healthy Habit 7: Self Care If you guessed that the seventh and final most effective habit that medical students need to have is the ability to preserve and enhance themselves, then you guessed correctly. Up to this point, everything has been about focusing on specific attitudes or actions, but in order for you to be able to.. Read more

Healthy Habits of a Health Care Provider – 5 & 6

Posted by National CPR Association | Medical Care Oct 11, 2017


Being a health care provider can be stressful. Having healthy habits in place can mitigate stress and help you be better at your job! (Part 3 of 4) Healthy Habit 5: Understanding is more Important than being Understood Of all Covey’s seven habits, it is possible that none is more applicable to medical school than number five. In simplistic terms, what Covey is saying is that you are speaking or preparing to speak, and that although you may hear what is being said, that does.. Read more

Healthy Habits of a Health Care Provider – 3 & 4

Posted by National CPR Association | Medical Care Oct 04, 2017


Being a health care provider can be stressful. Having healthy habits in place can mitigate stress and help you be better at your job! (Part 2 of 4) Healthy Habit 3: First Things Come First With the many demands that medical school places upon its students, learning how to keep one’s priorities in place is crucial. There will be temptations and demands, but the student that can focus on and maintain their priorities is a student that will succeed. Having now reached Covey’s third habit,.. Read more

Healthy Habits of a Health Care Provider – 1 & 2

Posted by National CPR Association | Medical Care Sep 27, 2017


Being a health care provider can be stressful. Having healthy habits in place can mitigate stress and help you be better at your job! (Part 1 of 4) Healthy Habit 1: Be Proactive, Not Reactive! Being proactive is all about taking control of whatever is in your life that can take control of. Another way to think of it is as taking ultimate responsibility for not just your actions, but your life as a whole. As soon as you wake up, you have the opportunity.. Read more

Instagram in the Health Care Sector – Do or Don’t?

Posted by National CPR Association | Social Media Sep 20, 2017


Many health providers run scared of social networks in the workplace – but as long as you are HIPPA compliant, Instagram could be a valuable tool! A long running argument in the medical community has swirled around whether or not the positives of social media outweigh the negatives. Several years ago, it was felt by most institutions that the potential risks were far too great. As social media has become a bigger part of our daily life and people have become more comfortable using it, more.. Read more

The Four Things Patients Look for in their PCP

Posted by National CPR Association | Medical Care Sep 13, 2017


Do you know what people look for first and foremost when choosing a doctor? You might be surprised… While we primarily focus on the healthcare industry from the view of healthcare providers, sometimes it serves us well to step back and take a look at things from the patients point of view. Failing to take their viewpoint of an industry that exists to serve the patient is as important and valid as thinking industry first. It is their healthcare system, and as such, at least.. Read more
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