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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

How can you Utilize Online Strategies for Patient Retention?

Posted by National CPR Association | Social Media Sep 06, 2017


Patient retention is the goal of every health care professional. Making yourself available to them online is a great way to build rapport and guide them to seek you out for help. A major part of any online strategy for medical practices is to create a presence that attracts new patients. The problem with that is, focusing so heavily on one aspect of an online strategy usually means that others suffer as a result. One of the most common areas that gets overlooked is maintaining.. Read more

Breast Cancer Breakthroughs in Molecular Biology

Posted by National CPR Association | Medical Education Aug 30, 2017


The secret to curing breast cancer once and for all could lie in research from London – mutation tracking could mean earlier detection. Any victory, no matter how seemingly small it may be, is important when battling something as powerful and destructive as cancer. Each time a step forward is taken, it deserves to be recognized and celebrated. Over the years, there have been countless losses to cancer, but each loss in the has helped us expand our knowledge of how it works, and how.. Read more

Being even a Little Bilingual Makes you a Better Health Care Provider!

Posted by National CPR Association | Medical Education Aug 23, 2017


Speaking just a little Spanish could make a huge difference for many of your patients! Even when surrounded by the best nurses there are, being in the hospital can be a scary thing. The people you encounter are in need of help and comforting. Even under the best circumstances, a patient can feel helpless. Now imagine how much that can be amplified for a patient that doesn’t speak English. In most hospitals, translators are available to help bridge the language barrier.  Unfortunately, that isn’t true.. Read more

What’s the difference between ACLS and BLS?

Posted by National CPR Association | Medical Education,Uncategorized Aug 16, 2017


Do you know the difference between ACLS and BLS? Is there a difference? Find out more in this article about both acronymic life saving techniques. In the most basic terms, the objective of both ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) and BLS (Basic Life Support) are the same – learning the proper techniques to aid in saving the life of someone in cardiac arrest. That, however, is where the similarities cease. BLS and ACLS reach their objective goal in two very different ways. The level of.. Read more
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