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Cultural competency, or how we understand and view other people can greatly impact our work in the healthcare field.  One of the greatest assets we can obtain is knowing our patients and where they come from.  This can ultimately help us to provide the best...

Many of us have gone through cultural competency training either at work or in a class.  Many more of us have encountered situations that have increased our knowledge of cultural competency in our everyday lives.  This could have been an encounter with a person or...

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...

After looking at what burnout is within the healthcare system and some signs of burnout, it is also important to look at what is causing the burnout.   Take time to evaluate your work stress and ask yourself questions about when it started and what your...

In today’s healthcare system there is a demand and a pressure to improve healthcare as a whole.  More patients are facing chronic diseases such as diabetes, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, cancers, obesity and more.  Unfortunately, there are not current fixes to all of these conditions and problems. ...

What is an EHR? Electronic health records (EHR) are patient health information that is compiled in a digital format.  These are generated by the healthcare provider and can be shared amongst healthcare providers.  Before electronic health records, health care providers utilized paper charts and they consisted...

Around the world, June 14th is recognized as the blood donor day.  The American Red Cross estimates that about 6.8 million people in the United States alone donate blood each year.  However, there is an ongoing need for continuous blood donations to help people with...

The month of May is the National Stroke Awareness Month.  It is a good time of year to review what the signs of a stroke are.  According to the American Heart Association, in the United States, strokes are the fifth leading cause of death.  It...

May 6 through May 12, 2019 is recognized as National Nurses Week.  May 12, 2019 is the International Nurses day.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that in 2018 there were roughly 2.9 million nurses employed in the United States.  If you are a nurse,...

As previously shared, it is common for adults over the age of 65 to be living with more than one health problem, known as comorbidity.  Because of this, there are actions that one needs to be aware of as a patient and/or as a caregiver. ...

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