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The Truth About Online BLS Certification

Posted by National CPR Association | Medical Education Jan 17, 2017


More hospitals and institutions than ever are requiring that their employees be certified in Basic Life Support (BLS) procedures than ever before. This increased demand has prompted an increased demand in BLS certification and re-certification courses, both in person and online. As demand has increased, many employees are being afforded the opportunity to certify and re-certify online rather than in a classroom setting. Prior to registering with an online provider for your BLS certification or re-certification courses, you should ensure that they meet all your.. Read more

Don’t Make these Mistakes as a Doctor on Social Media!

Posted by National CPR Association | Social Media Jan 10, 2017


Medical professionals on social media carry an even bigger responsibility – you have to be aware that colleagues and potential patients are always watching! Everyone is looking for an edge to promote their business or service and the healthcare industry is no different. One of the most powerful tools doctors have in their bag to promote them self is social media. It is a digital resource unlike any other when it comes to allowing the ability to acquire new patients, stay connected with current patients,.. Read more

Content Ideas for your Healthcare Blog

Posted by National CPR Association | Social Media Jan 03, 2017


Thinking of starting a healthcare blog? One of the biggest stumbling blocks for new writers is trying to come up with ideas for interesting content. Here are a few to get you started!   One of the great axioms of blogging is that it isn’t always about what you say so much as how you say it. It’s easy to sit down and write blogs, even very informative ones that offer amazing information, but if the information is presented in a bland manner, it doesn’t.. Read more

Why Patients Prefer Electronic Health Records (EHRs)

Posted by National CPR Association | Healthcare Technology Dec 27, 2016


Doctors have long touted EHRs, and patients are now getting on board with their healthcare provider’s ability to quickly share information, ask for second opinions, and transfer records swiftly when necessary.   According to an ONC survey, patients prefer Electronic Health Records (EHRs) over the more traditional method of recording everything on paper. A whopping 76% of Americans surveyed clearly stated that they wanted EHR's in no uncertain terms. This definitively shows that there is a demand for a full transition to EHRs.   While.. Read more

The Power of the Hashtag

Posted by National CPR Association | Social Media Dec 20, 2016


Are you harnessing the power of the hashtag when posting on your social media accounts? If not, you could be missing out on the best way to connect with other health care professionals online.   Anyone browsing social media will encounter hashtags on an almost daily basis. Health care related hashtags are no exception. For example, #HCSM, an acronym for Health Care Social Media, can be seen almost every day. While hashtags are dominant on Twitter, you will find them on all over Facebook, Google+,.. Read more

The Truth About Online PALS Certification

Posted by National CPR Association | Medical Education Dec 14, 2016


Before signing up for an online PALS course, it is important to know that there are variations in the courses that are offered. While all may appear to be fast and easy options, there are several questions you should get answers to regarding any course you are considering prior to signing up. It’s becoming more common for hospitals and medical institutions or all varieties to require that their employees are certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) procedures. As such, there has been a significant.. Read more

Benefits of ACLS Online

Posted by National CPR Association | Medical Education Dec 08, 2016


Looking for extra expertise when it comes Advanced Cardiac Life Support? Online ACLS Courses provide the perfect option for many seeking to expand their knowledge. The healthcare industry teaches those who work within it to value qualities such as efficiency, strong time management skills and flexibility. Thankfully, technological advances having contributed to making each of those standards more attainable than ever before. One of the advantages of advances in technology for healthcare professionals has been the rise of online educational opportunities available to them to.. Read more

Medical Malpractice Claims: Every Healthcare Professional’s Worst Fear

Posted by National CPR Association | Medical Care Nov 29, 2016


By the time you have finished reading this sentence, around $7,000 will be spent on medical malpractice in the US alone. How can you manage your own risks? That statistic is not a typo. According to the HealthAffairs study that is the most comprehensive view of medical malpractice related costs, around $55.6 billion, or approximately 2.4%of total health care spending, will go to malpractice related expenses. That number includes defensive spending which does cause a bit of a bloat. Regardless, over $3 billion annually goes.. Read more

How Social Media Affects Healthcare – the Stats Don’t Lie!

Posted by National CPR Association | Social Media Nov 22, 2016


Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and various other platforms have become such a common part of our daily lives, it’s hard to remember life before they existed! Today, social platforms are one of the biggest factors affecting healthcare and healthcare professionals. Social media is becoming one of the most effective tools to help market and manage your career as a healthcare professional. Compared to many other fields, the health care industry has been a bit slower to carve out a niche for itself in the world of.. Read more

How Medical Care Access Impacts Life Expectancy

Posted by National CPR Association | Medical Care Nov 15, 2016


Do you have easy access to the health services you need in your area? If so, you are lucky; many in rural areas or who can’t afford health insurance grapple annually with lack of access – and their lives are shorter. Within the United States, access to a doctor is not universal. In fact, the variation from region to region, state to state, and on the local level can be so marked that you could get the impression that health care is a feast or.. Read more
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