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HIPAA was designed to protect the patient and the privacy of their health information.  However, HIPAA affects not only the patient but healthcare providers who are interacting with patients.  It is important if you are in the healthcare field or considering a career in the...

HIPAA stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.  HIPAA is a law that was passed in 1996 offering protection for patient’s medical information.  It oversees who can view and receive your health information and gives you the right to a copy of your record....

The holiday season is filled with traditions, family, friends, gifts, food, shopping, traveling and so much more.  How much of your holiday season involves spreading holiday cheer?  Showing acts of kindness during the holiday is more than spreading cheer.  It is about the spirit behind...

Kayla Neitzel has worked in the healthcare field for since 2001.  She started out as a CNA/CMA and then graduated with her LPN in 2003, followed by RN in 2011. She has worked with We Care Online since 2016. Kayla lives in Kansas with her husband...

Whether you are a patient, caregiver or assisting someone navigating their healthcare, it is important to plan ahead and protect your health in case of an emergency.  Your ability to bounce back from an emergency is more successful if you are prepared.  No one expects...

Why do we wash our hands?  It may seem to be common knowledge to wash your hands.  Most children are taught at a young age to “wash up before dinner”.  However, hand washing is more significant than a habit.  Hand washing/sanitization is a requirement at...

In recognition of Pain Awareness for the month of September, we looked at what pain is, types of pain and resources for pain management and more.  Now let us look at ways one can describe pain to healthcare providers. Pain is individual and is based on...

Earlier this week we explored what a certified nurse aide is, and what the necessary skills are.  Here is a closer look at the job requirements and job outlook of a certified nurse aide.  These are important to be aware of if you are considering...

Do you enjoy building strong relationships with others?  Are you an excellent listener, compassionate and dependable?  Are you looking for a job with a strong job outlook and/or an entry into the medical field?  If the answer is yes to these questions, you might be...

Hospice care and Palliative care are treatment services provided to patients with serious illnesses.  Their purpose is to provide medical care in a way that is comforting to the patient and they are designed to alleviate the patient’s discomfort.  Hospice care and Palliative care are...

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