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How to Find a Doctor for Testosterone Treatment

Doctors prescribe testosterone treatments--where patients receive doses of the male hormone through injections, gels or patches--for a variety of conditions. Depending on the nature of the condition and the need for a specialist's care, finding a doctor for testosterone treatment is a fairly easy pr

How to Apply an Elastic Bandage

Elastic bandages are used to apply evenly distributed pressure over an injured location. Usually used to treat muscle sprains and strains, elastic bandages help minimize swelling that may occur with these types of injuries. You can prevent injury by using elastic bandages where needed or help your

Transfusion Services Requirements for Emergency Rooms

Blood transfusions can save a patient's life when proper procedures are followed.culot sanguin image by Stef Run from Fotolia.comThe health and wellness of a patient depends on receiving the correct blood type during a transfusion, an activity that could prove harmful or fatal if not...

Surgical Robotic Instruments

Surgical robotics is the use of machines and robots to assist and perform surgical procedures using minimally invasive surgery, or MIS. There are several ways that robotic instruments are used in today's medical field. Some help in teleoperation, surgical assessment, biomechanics and even surgical s

JCAHO Guidelines for Observation Services

The Joint Commission, formerly known as the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) is the non-profit organization responsible for accreditation of health care organizations in the United States. This includes hospital emergency and observation rooms.

Laser Acne Therapy

Acne is a skin condition typically appearing around puberty that can last well into adulthood and affect all skin types. Acne lesions appear when blocked oil glands in the skin become inflamed and the gland or hair follicle ruptures. Hormonal changes also trigger acne breakouts. Research has found

Cons of Wearing an Occlusal Splint

An occlusal splint is used to treat teeth grinding.teeth image by JASON WINTER from Fotolia.comAn occlusal splint is a mouth appliance that is used to stop bruxism, the act of grinding teeth together. The mouth guard also is used to protect dental work and treat jaw disorders. It is a...

First Aid Instructors Training

First aid instructors can receive training from the American Red Cross as well as other organizations or private companies. People who wish to become instructors should possess or develop the skills and character traits necessary to effectively teach life-saving practices to others.

Physicians: Private Practice Vs. Hospital Employed

Doctors trying to decide whether to work in private practice or in a hospital setting must research their options carefully. There are many factors to consider, such as cost, earnings, desired responsibilities and what type of experience they wish to provide to their patients. Knowing the pros and

How to Find Retired Doctors

Once a doctor retires, most patients move on and start seeing another physician. However, there are a number of reasons why you might need to find a doctor who has retired. You may need to locate your old medical records. You might have a question about a specific treatment your former doctor recomm

How do I Flush a Stoma?

A colostomy is a surgically induced opening in the colon. Colostomy irrigation is a way to regulate stool through emptying the colon on schedule. Irrigation involves instilling water into the colon through the opening (stoma), which stimulates the bowel to empty. Repeated irrigation trains the bowel

What Are the Treatments for Burns Caused by Scalding Water?

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, nearly 4,000 individuals are burned every year from scalding hot water in the home. A health care provider should see any burn that causes blisters to rise or penetrates deeply into the skin layers. You can treat first-degree burns (where the area