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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

The Best Hangover Cure You Never Knew Existed: Berocca

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


Looking for a hangover cure that actually works? Berocca is safe, natural, and can get you going again after that late night out with friends. Who hasn't woken up the morning after tying one on? At one time or another, we have all had one drink too many and found ourselves looking down the barrel of a hangover. The pounding headache, dry mouth and general feeling of ick is not something anyone looks forward to experiencing. When the symptoms all set in, we all want.. Read more

Getting Recertified in PALS Shouldn’t be Difficult

Posted by National CPR Association | Medical Education Nov 01, 2016


Pediatric Advanced Life Support is a great skill to have – and so important you have to get recertified regularly. Now recertification is easier than ever! Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is a discipline of skills and procedures that are aimed at providing care for children in emergency situations. Most practices and hospitals require a certain percentage of their staff to be PALS trained and certified. Beyond that, once an individual has become PALS certified, they must be re-certified every two years to keep their.. Read more

The Best Facebook Pages for EMS Professionals to Follow

Posted by National CPR Association | Social Media Oct 25, 2016


EMS health professionals are a breed apart – they experience a completely different side of healthcare, and need their own solid support system to maintain themselves in their chosen field. Facebook can provide some of that support! Health care professionals are a special kind of person, but those who work in the field of emergency medical services (EMS) are a breed of their own. Being in EMS means that difficult situations are your daily norm. It is dealing in tragedy more often than anything else... Read more

The Truth About Online ACLS Certification

Posted by National CPR Association | Medical Education Oct 18, 2016


Online ACLS certification and recertification courses are a fast and easy option - but not all courses are the same. Here are the questions you should ask before signing up online!   As more and more hospitals and institutions are requiring employees to have Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification, the demand for certification and renewal classes have grown immensely. Fortunately, many institutions are now allowing their employees to use an online provider to do this rather than an in-person classroom setting. Obtaining ACLS renewal online,.. Read more

A Lesson in Digital Marketing – How to Avoid Failure

Posted by National CPR Association | Healthcare Technology Oct 11, 2016


Marketing in healthcare is similar to marketing in any other industry - staying ahead of the curve. It's not enough to just show up online and expect magic to happen. You need to know how to market yourself in the digital age. Beth Comstock, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of GE, who clearly has had her fair share of experience in marketing over the years, once stated, “Know thyself. Know the customer. Innovate." Sadly, many don’t remember that advice when it comes to.. Read more

Why Those in Healthcare Should be Using Twitter Professionally

Posted by National CPR Association | Social Media Oct 04, 2016


The future is digital – which means the way we connect, educate, and learn is moving online. Twitter can be a powerful tool you can leverage to do all of the above! There are countless reasons why a healthcare professional is well advised to use Twitter, despite years of debate over the pros and cons. While there are justifiable risks to using Twitter and some well known cautionary tales, it has still become the social media platform of choice for a number of medical practices,.. Read more

The Top 10 Blogs for Nurses in 2016

Posted by National CPR Association | nursing Sep 27, 2016


Looking for insight, information, and interesting material to fill your reading list? These top ten blogs for nurses will keep your bookmark section full, fascinating, and fun-filled. The word “blog” didn’t exist until 1999, when a man named Peter Merholz coined it to describe an informative online collection of works. In just 17 years, blogs have gone from the equivalent of online diaries to a media force that rivals print in some cases – one need only to look at Huffington Post. There are blogs.. Read more
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