First Aid & Hospitals & Surgery : Health & Medical
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
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
Bolsters may be more cost effective, but are they as clinically effective as NPWT?
Learn more on the epidemiology, management and outcomes of pediatric arrhythmias in the ED.
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 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
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.
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
Medical groups around the country are jumping on the ACO bandwagon, and there's a cautious sense of optimism regarding the initiative's success.
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...
How often is alcohol involved in acts of self-harm? Is alcohol abuse associated with a greater risk of repetitive harm and death in these patients?
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.
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
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
Commentary on a study on whole body imaging for trauma patients published May 2006 in the Archives of Surgery.
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
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
Are your patients with pressure ulcers hosting a MRSA party - and inviting everyone?