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Common Medical Inaccuracies in Medical Dramas

Posted by National CPR Association | Medical Care Mar 21, 2017


We may all be down for a marathon viewing of House MD or Grey's Anatomy, but remember that what you see should not be taken as valid medical techniques or advice! When it comes to medical care, hearing "I've seen this on TV," isn't something that instills comfort or confidence in anyone. When it comes to CPR, this especially true. Unlike the way actors on TV perform CPR, and the unrealistic results they get, CPR in real life is quite a bit different.   A.. Read more

Choosing a New Doctor? Here are the Questions You Should Ask

Posted by National CPR Association | Medical Care Mar 14, 2017


Whether you have moved, changed insurance companies, or your doctor has retired, sometimes you have to choose a new physician. How do you select the best one for you? The process of finding a new primary care doctor is often stressful. While recommendations are good, and for some their gut instinct is enough to make a decision, you might require a bit more to know if your potential new doctor is right for you. Being able to sit down and discuss their views on care.. Read more

Achieving Success with the ACLS Test

Posted by National CPR Association | Medical Education Mar 07, 2017


About to certify or recertify for ACLS, studying properly before the test can make all the difference in the world, improving your chances of excelling on the first try. A main component of any emergency medical treatment program is Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). ACLS is a program that most healthcare providers are required to certify through and then recertify on regularly to ensure that they can capably handle various emergency medical situations.   While there is no need to stress over the ACLS certification.. Read more

Why is Narcan such an Important Drug?

Posted by National CPR Association | Medical Technology Feb 28, 2017


Every year thousands of people come close to death by overdose, but are saved by the overdose antidote – Narcan. Find out more about this “miracle drug” and how it works. A sad reality of the time we live in is that almost everyone has been impacted by a fatal drug overdose in one way or another. Somewhere in the range of 43,000 Americans die of a drug overdose every year, which breaks down to about 120 people dying of an overdose every single day... Read more

Which Social Networks are Best for Doctors?

Posted by National CPR Association | Social Media Feb 21, 2017


Ready to “go social”? Medical professionals can gain terrific exposure online – but with so many social networks available, how do you know which ones to utilize? Social media is a part of our daily life. It can no longer be called a fad, it’s here to stay. If you have not embraced it yet, it’s time to re-think that position and move into the digital age. The more common technology become in our daily lives, the more dependent we will become on it. To.. Read more

What to Look for in an Online ACLS Course

Posted by National CPR Association | Medical Education Feb 14, 2017


Want to get or update ACLS Certification? Many courses are now available online, making it easier to stay credentialed. But how do you know which one to choose? Technology is changing and as it does, so does the way we use it. When it comes to the healthcare field, one such way is that now, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification programs can now be taken online. In part, this is due to an upsurge in the medical community labor force and in part because.. Read more

What 3D Printing Means for Amputee Patients

Posted by National CPR Association | Medical Technology Feb 07, 2017


It’s a brave new world for amputees – the ability to 3D print prosthetics is opening up hundreds of thousands of doors with options that were previously out of reach. The age of 3D printing has arrived and it is radically changing the world we live in as was promised. We've been told it would change everything from fashion to manufacturing and robotics. Almost every goods based industry on the globe is at least exploring how to exploit 3D technology, but the one that has.. Read more

The Benefits of Electronic Health Records

Posted by National CPR Association | Healthcare Technology Jan 31, 2017


With the digital age in full swing, electronic health records (or EHRs) provide doctors and patients with better data access and accuracy. How does this change the face of healthcare? Technology is here to stay when it comes to the healthcare industry. Correctly utilized technology should and will continue to have a lasting effect, and as time moves on, many more technological footprints will continue to change the world of healthcare. Over the past few decades, electronic health records (EHRs) have become an industry standard.. Read more

The Truth About Online NRP Certification

Posted by National CPR Association | Medical Education Jan 24, 2017


A fast, and easy option for NRP certification and recertification is to take your courses online in lieu of the old format of attending in-person classes. As the number of hospitals and institutions requiring NRP has increased, so too has the demand for certification courses. Many employers now give their employees the option of going online to certify as it is time and cost efficient. The process to certify or recertify your NRP (neonatal resuscitation program) credentials online is not at all difficult. As easy.. Read more

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 recertification courses, both in person and online. As demand has increased, many employees are being afforded the opportunity to certify and recertify online rather than in a classroom setting. Prior to registering with an online provider for your BLS certification or recertification courses, you should ensure that they meet all your.. Read more
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