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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...

The month of December recognizes older driver safety and the importance of helping older adults stay active and safe in their communities.  For many older adults, maintaining the ability to drive is essential to staying independent and active.  Driving can be necessary for many people...

5 Ways to Prevent Infections Despite sanitary requirements, infections are spread each day in hospitals and healthcare facilities.  Most people wouldn’t think of the possibility of getting an infection while being treated at a hospital or healthcare facility for another illness.  Unfortunately, this can happen.  Infections...

As we looked at, social work is a large and important field in the healthcare system.  If you are passionate about working with people and helping them through different stages of life, then social work might be the path for you.  Here is a closer...

As we previously learned, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is an agency within the Health and Human Services Department of the United States.  Its mission is to protect the public health by regulating food supply, human and veterinary drugs, medical products, cosmetics, and more....

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...

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...

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. ...

It is estimated that three quarters of adults age 65 and older are living with more than three health problems.  This is significant in working with and/or living with someone in this age category.  Having multiple health problems is often referred to as comorbidity. Comorbidity can...

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