First Aid & Hospitals & Surgery : Health & Medical
Pollution from gas stations is a more varied topic than some might at first think. There is a history behind gas station pollution, there are the causes of it, and there are the public health issues associated with it. For many years now there have been efforts underway to reduce pollution from gas
As provider shortages plague ICUs nationwide, can hospitalists fill the gap?
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There are two instances when an obstetrician will induce labor: when a mother and/or child is in medical jeopardy, or when a pregnant woman decides to schedule an induction for reasons of personal preference or convenience. These are known as elective inductions. A labor induction requires preparati
How do diagnostic and treatment practices for acute bronchiolitis differ between these key providers?
Orthopedic devices are meant to support injured bones and enable healthy healing. Orthopedic devices can be internal, like screws and plates, or external, like devices for the forearm and shin. Screws are important because bone heals better when held firmly together. There are two types of commonly
How does the productivity of residents in the ED differ from non-EM residents?
Helping others as a patient care technician.Nurse image by Maria Bell from Fotolia.comPatient care technicians are an integral part of the health care industry and are in high demand in hospitals, nursing homes and other medical facilities. The decision to pursue a career as a patient...
Bladder pain is consistent with having polyps, which are small, benign overgrowths that develop in the bladder's lining. Having indigestion, nausea, heartburn, sharp bladder pains, infections and swelling can indicate bladder polyps. After getting diagnosed by a physician, someone suffering from b
Dr. Michael Epter discusses the benefits of establishing a relationship with a mentor early in training.
Is the use of cephalosporin beneficial in penicillin-allergic patients -- or should it be avoided altogether?
This continuing column provides journal articles pertinent to emergency medicine residents.
Canadian first aid training involves just a few dedicated hours to learn an invaluable set of skills that could potentially save someone's life. Standard First Aid and CPR courses can be completed at a Red Cross branch or a local emergency or medical training provider.
Review the origin and development of this new wound matrix device.
Although crime remains a persistent concern, not everyone feels comfortable carrying a handgun. Stun guns, or Tasers, are safer alternatives to firearms and knives.
Whether you want to improve the quality of your home's air or chase out some pesky rodents, having your air ducts cleaned is a great solution. Cleaning your air ducts shouldn't be done routinely due to possible damage to the ducts, but knowing what methods are available and which might be best for
Do you have a first aid kit? Is it kept in the right place with the right up-to-date items? WebMD tells you if your kit passes the test.
Some surgeons have abandoned the use of drains placed during pancreas resection. Is this practice causing postsurgical complications?
Body temperature is a measure of the body's ability to generate and get rid of heat.
Have you ever been cooking something with grease, and the grease or oil pops up and burns you on the hand, finger, arm or face? Ouch, doesn't that hurt? These steps are going to tell you how to soothe those irritating bacon grease burns.