October 2019

In adults over 65, one in four people experience a fall.  Falling can be very harmful for adults and can lead to more health complications such as broken bones or head injuries. However, falling is not a normal part of aging.  Therefore, it is important to...

In our current healthcare world, most patient information is stored in computer systems and accessed through various technology outlets.  Technology has allowed patient care to improve in the areas of provider communication, quality of patient care, efficiency, education and more.  Patient safety is also an...

Tuesday October 15, 2019: National Pharmacy Technician Day! Help us celebrate all the Pharma Techs out there by showing support and appreciation for all the work they do.  If you are one of them, we thank you for the work you do to ensure our pharmacies...

A warm handoff can be an important part of your patient care routine.  It is important to the patient, the previous healthcare provider and the current healthcare provider so that the best possible care can be given.  A warm handoff can reduce the risk of...

Today, there are many online resources available to learning about a healthcare provider, from their education to reviews about what other people think of them to their job history.  It is important as a patient in the healthcare field to choose the right healthcare provider...

A vital part of the healing process comes when a patient trusts the care team around them.  Shift changes or other transitions in a care team can add undue stress unless done tactfully.  This is where a “warm handoff” comes in. A warm handoff is a...

The month of September is recognized nationally as cholesterol education month.  Today in the United States, it is estimated that over 100 million adults over the age of 20 have high cholesterol.  High cholesterol can affect children, adolescents, young adults and older adults.  Therefore, it...

One of the top customer service skills one can acquire is patience.  Patience is defined in the dictionary as being able to wait for a long time without becoming upset.  In most fields of work and especially within the healthcare field, patience is necessary.  Being...

Having good mental health is important to feeling well overall.  Your mental health can impact your physical health, your relationships, your self-view, your mood, your thinking and so much more.  Sometimes mental health problems are not noticed until significant symptoms are present.  Maintaining good mental...

What does accreditation mean for a healthcare organization? Many organizations have accreditations which help them to maintain compliance and standards of law, as well as measure progress and comparison to other organizations.  Accreditation is not mandatory in healthcare settings, but many hospitals and other facilities take...

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