The art of the save: Triage and the E.R.

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Triage: the evaluation and categorization of the sick or wounded when there are insufficient resources for medical care of everyone at once. The Earliest Days of Triage 760-710 BC: Greek physician Pikoulis determines arrow and spear wounds have high mortality rates 1745: From this date on, combat surgeons are used 1793: Baron Dominique Larrey (father […]

RN vs. LPN Salary

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RN and LPN salaries can vary greatly from state to state. This depends mostly on cost of living and demand. According to the 2016-2017 Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average median salary for a RN is about $66,500 while the average median salary for an LPN is about […]

First ICU opened for men suffering from cold

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There’s finally hope for the critically ill! The Münster University Hospital has set up an intensive care unit exclusively for the treatment of male patients suffering from coughs, colds, or even both. A specially trained team provides 24/7 care. This “long overdue treatment site”, as Chief Physician Dr Klaus Schaffers, MD, calls it, will primarily […]

A Day in the Life of a Registered Nurse

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The day-to-day work of a Registered Nurse involves caring for patients and assisting in the daily operations of their healthcare facility. There are positions available in nearly all medical fields, giving Registered Nurses unique opportunities to advance in their careers and work in a wide variety of environments. Learn more about the daily duties of […]

What Does A Surgical Scrub Technologist Do?

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Mostly surgeons don’t perform surgeries alone.Both the physician and athlete completely rely on the skilled team to create an favorable environment to work properly in order to do successful surgery.Anesthesia, registered nurses and scrub surgical technologist are the part of the team and highly trained to provide support to the surgical team during procedures. Scrub […]

The 10 least stressful jobs

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To get a better idea of which careers are the most stressful, CareerCast examined 200 professions to compile its latest Jobs Rated report. CareerCast weighed 11 factors to rank the most stressful jobs: travel; deadlines; working in the public eye; competitiveness; physical demands; environmental conditions; hazards encountered; the life of oneself or others at risk; […]