Halloween’s just around the corner and the spooky spirit is upon us all. In hospitals, which can be spooky by nature, October 31st actually presents a great opportunity to laugh at the things which scare us, and create a festive atmosphere to cheer up any and all of our patients.
Step it up with your Halloween costume this year
With themed decorations, silly costumes, and a playful mindset, you and your coworkers can bring the fun of Halloween from the outside world inside to your patients. It’s of course essential to stay professional, so make sure to consider your setting carefully in advance. Check if your workplace has a tradition of celebrating Halloween or not. If you get the green light, not only will decorating and dressing up help your patients have a great time, but we guarantee that you will, too.
With our tips and tricks, get the best value online on the cardiology equipment you need
Buying medical supplies online can be tricky, and shopping for cardiology equipment presents its own special challenges. Without the hands-on customer service that a brick-and-mortar shop offers, you’ll have to take some extra steps to ensure that you’re getting the best deal on a quality product that will last. With a bit of research and prep work, however, buying your cardiology equipment online can be easier, and more affordable.
We’ve gathered a few of our favorite pieces of advice for finding cardiology equipment online. With a little savviness, and these five tips, you can find the best prices on the products you trust, from EKG machines to smaller supplies and accessories. Continue reading
Patience, compassion, nurturing: it’s still true, even today, that the traits associated with nurses are considered “feminine.” We’ve seen a lot of professional gender barriers break down in the last few decades, but the gender gap in nursing is still alive and well. In fact, less than 10% of those who choose to pursue a career as a nurse are male.
As intimidating as it might be to step into a female-dominated role, there are some excellent reasons for men to join the nursing field. Nurses have to be quick and resourceful, resilient in the face of hard work and tough situations, and the rewards of a career in nursing are immense.
Here are some of the challenges, and rewards, to being a man in the nursing field. Continue reading
We’ve got some tips for finding the perfect gift for the doctor in your family
Whether you’re married to a doctor, the parent (or child) of a doctor, or you just have a special doctor in your life, don’t forget to show them the appreciation they deserve. For most doctors, the greatest gift of all is healing their patients, and using their expertise to improve the health of others. Of course, that doesn’t mean that a meaningful gift won’t make their day (or even their year). Continue reading
For busy medical professionals, online shopping can be a godsend. Not that long ago, medical equipment had to be purchased from specialty brick-and-mortar retailers. Shopping trips for necessary medical supplies could be time-consuming, and sometimes still unsuccessful. Today, you can accomplish with a few clicks what used to take hours.
However, we all know very well that having more choice doesn’t necessarily mean a smoother shopping experience or a better end purchase. With the proliferation of online retailers, buying medical equipment online can be a gamble. Whether you’re looking for a stethoscope, a diagnostic kit, or even a new physician’s scale, some preliminary research into what you’re buying can save you time and money, and leave you with a product you’ll use for years to come.
Are you thinking about shopping for medical equipment online? Read our tips for getting the best deals on top-quality products you can trust. Continue reading
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Medical equipment: It’s not just for saving lives. From the funky to the amazing, medical equipment can have some surprising uses outside of the hospital. We’ve collected some of our favorites here. Continue reading
Many medical jobs require long hours and late nights
There’s nothing more romantic than watching the sun come up. Unless you’ve been up all night pulling long work hours in the hospital. Then, the sunrise is not such a romantic sight. As a medical professional, you have probably seen the sun rise more times than you’d care to remember (or even can).
The culture of all-nighters and long hours starts in medical school, and in many medical jobs it remains a fixture. Despite the obvious downsides, 12-hour (and longer) shifts remain popular, and some workers in medical jobs even prefer them. Patients can spend more time under the care of fewer nurses, and feel more comfortable with them. Nurses and other medical professionals appreciate the added flexibility of working fewer days per week, and hospital management can be streamlined, with fewer shift changes and better communication. Continue reading
In the healthcare field, you’re sure to encounter patients who need treatment for high blood pressure. It’s a very common problem, as well as a very serious one. In the US, over 1,000 people per day die of diseases and conditions related to cardiovascular illness and high blood pressure. Medical practices use blood pressure cuffs to measure patients’ blood pressure and, if the numbers are outside of a certain range consistently over time, the patient usually needs to take measures to help lower their blood pressure. It’s good to have a wide-reaching understanding of this condition because it is so pervasive- here are 5 general ideas to know:
The blood pressure cuff, or sphygmomanometer, is an important tool in the fight against hypertension.
Ah, the Internet. As a medical professional, it’s your best friend, and your worst enemy. Sure, it helped you find that custom engraved stethoscope you’ve always dreamed of, but it helps your patients work themselves into a hypochondriac lather with self-diagnoses.
Luckily, the internet is teeming with harried doctors, nurses, and medical students, just like you, sharing their particular brand of humor. For all the times when you have to laugh so you won’t cry, here are some of the funniest medical memes we found online. Continue reading
Reliable medical accessories are essential to any physician, nurse, or allied health professional. A good bag, a reliable nursing penlight, a pocket organizer: small things make patient care easier and more feasible when the pressure’s on.
The value of the accessories we’ve assembled is clear in their durability, portability, the quality of their construction, and their value, and each one plays an essential role for caregivers.
1. Black Medical Nylon Bag
This padded nylon bag is a simple, essential tool. It’s capable of carrying sensitive equipment and has many pockets for smaller instruments. Use this bag instead of a backpack to spruce up your image as a medical professional, not a student. It’s great for physicians, EMTs, and workers in other professions. This spacious bag is from prestige medical. Continue reading