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What do YOU Know about “Big Pharma”?

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


Big pharma has been suffering from a negative image crisis for a number of years now. Can it recover from the curse of “Pharma Bro” and “Pharma Sis”? On one hand, the pharmaceutical industry is posting huge profits and is as powerful as it has ever been. On the other hand, the astronomical money floating around the industry and some notably negative press surrounding allegations of price gouging has created a general feeling of distrust from the public and increased scrutiny regarding business ethics. With.. Read more

Best Nursing Schools in the Eastern region of the U.S.

Posted by National CPR Association | Medical Education Apr 04, 2017


Looking for a good nursing school? We’ve listed the best of the best in each state! When you think of the term best in regard to lists or rankings of nursing schools, what does it really mean? Is it the best test scores? The schools graduating the best earners or best known nurses? Or is it the schools offering the best learning opportunities for its students? In most cases, the quality of education is the driving factor, however not everyone can afford to go to.. Read more

Forgotten why you Chose Nursing? Here are some Reminders!

Posted by National CPR Association | nursing Mar 28, 2017


Being a nurse can sometimes feel like a much ignored, thankless profession. When you get down, these motivational nurse quotes can remind you why you chose the career! It is inexplicable that there are people who look down on nursing and nurses as somehow being an inferior piece of the puzzle that makes up the healthcare industry. The too often held preconceived notion nurses exist to be little more than a supplement to doctors is not only inaccurate, but insulting. It is also untrue that.. Read more

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
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