Medication Assistant- Wisconsin Technical Colleges
09
March

Medication Assistant- Wisconsin Technical Colleges

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(Sharon:) A Medication Assistant is a person that helps dispense medications to patients in nursing homes or long-term care facilities. (Jody:) You learn all the different drug classes. You learn the effects they can have on the body-system, you learn the different ways of giving the medications. (Sharon:) You need to be a Certified Nursing […]


Is Becoming a Doctor Harder Today? | 20th vs 21st Century Medicine
07
March

Is Becoming a Doctor Harder Today? | 20th vs 21st Century Medicine

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

This video is kindly sponsored by The Great Courses Plus. Medicine as a profession and even the medical training process have evolved drastically over the past several decades. Technological advancements, cultural shifts, and regulation changes have resulted in an entirely different animal. Is it better, or is it worse? Let’s compare medicine today to how […]


Surgeons Attach Girl’s Leg Backwards
01
March

Surgeons Attach Girl’s Leg Backwards

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

–Surgeon attaches a girls leg backwards- but luckily this isn’t as crazy as it sounds or an accident. Amelia Eldred was an active 7 year old from England. Sadly she was diagnosed with bone cancer and needed her leg amputated. But the doctors switched their plans and ended up performing a rather unusual surgery. They […]



Renal Replacement Therapy: Hemodialysis vs Peritoneal Dialysis, Animation

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Dialysis is a therapy that artificially removes wastes from the blood of patients whose kidneys can no longer perform this function adequately. There are two main types of dialysis: hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. In hemodialysis, blood is filtered outside the body, in a dialysis machine. The patient’s blood is pumped to the machine, cleansed, then […]


Hourbands- The Solution to Medication Non-Adherence

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More than 50% of America is affected by something called Medication Non-Adherence. This is typically people forgetting to take medicine. We have grown so accustom to this that most people just accept forgetting to take their medicine as ‘normal’. But did you know that each year 7 million people are hospitalized and 125,000 people die […]


INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI: Hawaiʻi’s Physician Shortage | Program

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HAWAIʻI NEEDS 300 PRIMARY CARE DOCTORS STATEWIDE, ACCORDING TO AN ANNUAL REPORT EVALUATING THE ISLANDS’ GROWING DOCTOR SHORTAGE. MORE THAN 500 SPECIALITY DOCTORS ARE ALSO NEEDED. THE SHORTAGE IS BIGGER ON THE NEIGHBOR ISLANDS ESPECIALLY ON THE BIG ISLAND WHERE THE NUMBER IS 44 PERCENT. WHY IS THIS HAPPENING AND WHAT’S BEING DONE TO STOP […]


The Ups and Downs of Evidence Based Medicine
27
February

The Ups and Downs of Evidence Based Medicine

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

In medicine the term evidence-based causes more arguments than you might expect and that’s quite apart from the recent political controversy over why certain words were avoided in CDC budget documents. The arguments don’t divide along predictable partisan lines either. Evidence-based medicine is the topic of this week’s Healthcare Triage. The mission of evidence-based medicine […]


Studying Laboratory Medicine at Curtin

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

If you’ve ever had a blood test done, then you’ve had some involvement with a medical scientist and maybe one of the Curtin graduates. I’m studying the Bachelor of Science (Laboratory Medicine) course. I’ve always been interested in studying cells, from when I was really small. As long as I can remember, it’s my passion. […]


Help Make Medications Safer Through Medical Research
26
December

Help Make Medications Safer Through Medical Research

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

My name is Katrina Burch. We are in the Platt Lab on the Campus of Georgia Tech and I look at the implications for HIV associated atherosclerosis. So basically I just want to see if the medications that HIV patients take for long periods of time lead to heart disease. I’m a scientist because I […]