Other Medical Concerns
Researchers have concluded that socio-demographics and clinical factors play a significant role in the delay of definitive care for emergency room visits and requests for pre-hospital care, which impacts a large number of minorities.
Healthcare providers need a multifaceted educational solution that matches learning objectives with the appropriate educational modalities (methods of learning) and technologies to make training both effective and accessible.
Effective training that can improve community outcomes should focus on evidence-based education geared at quality improvement. Emerging online technologies provide new avenues to make this level of training more accessible and adaptable than ever before.
Healthcare professionals, administrators, and policymakers can work together to change the current healthcare climate and improve patient safety and outcomes. Current research demonstrates that quality improvement training saves resources, reduces error, and improves patient outcomes.
Learn about the latest research on factors that determine an individual’s optimum protein intake along with the best sources of protein, especially as it relates to the goals of firefighters and other emergency responders.
If you ask any emergency medical provider, “What is the first thing you learned as an EMT?” I bet they would respond, “Scene safe, BSI.” We all learned quickly that if we become a victim ourselves, we cannot help the patient and other first responders. But how do we dive deeper into gaining situational awareness?
From immersive learning environments to building critical thinking skills, scenario-based education has many proven benefits. Learn how can this interactive learning modality impact EMS education and help providers improve patient outcomes.
How did the anti-vaccination movement originate in the United States and what do official sources say? What vaccinations should healthcare workers receive to protect themselves, their families, and their patients?
What complications might EMS providers see when taking care of obstetric patients? Learn more about the special dietary needs of these patients and what you should look for as a provider.
The overall goal of the EMS provider should be to learn how to recognize signs of human trafficking and know how to effectively report it when you suspect your patient may be a victim. With appropriate training and awareness, an emergency medical provider can become an integral part of the support system these victims need to escape their abusive situation.
Does smoking or vaping increase someone’s risk of infection with COVID-19? Here’s a review of the latest research on smoking and vaping in relation to COVID-19.
Learn more about the special considerations and side effects emergency responders should consider when administering Narcan following a suspected opioid overdose.
With the development of a more detailed, accurate overview of the state of the opioid epidemic in the United States, we can better initiate practical steps to improve prevention and treatment early on.
Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in the US. Following a cardio-protective diet is important for anyone and may be especially important if you’re a shift worker. Learn how you can decrease inflammation and increase heart health with these dietary strategies.
Many shift workers use dietary supplements to boost energy during their shift and sleep better during the day. Learn more about supplements proven to help you perform at your best.
I’ve worked nights both as a CNA at a hospital as well as a military service member at tactical operations centers or guard posts. Currently, I’m a dietitian. While I don’t work nights anymore, there are some key dietary strategies I wish I would have known and implemented when I was a shift worker.
Healthcare providers can help their clients increase their activity levels using fitness trackers to help them start and/or maintain an exercise program. Learn about the benefits fitness trackers offer.