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Improve Your Nursing Skills By Online Continuing Education Programmes

Posted on July 3, 2019 in Uncategorized

Online nursing continuing education programmes can offer you with current expertise and also higher level of education that is required to fulfill existing and future demands of health care industry. Professionally recognized online nursing education courses are offered by several online nursing schools that suits to your needs. Continuing online nursing education is an alternative to conventional education system where you are required to attend your classes regularly in campus to obtain a degree .As such studying in campus you are supposed to devote fulltime to your studies. But in online system you can even earn while learning.

Online associate nursing degree is meant for new aspirants who wish enter into the profession and be a certified nurse . Online associate nursing degree school offers such courses and also provide continuing learning opportunity for any nurse who wish to update knowledge and clinical competency in order to meet the professional continuing education requirement for renewal of license.

Online nursing continuing education has also been found to be beneficial for even those licensed registered nurses who have been inactive for sometime and would like to return to clinical practice once again. Such nurses generally find professional inactivity to be a deterrent in their re-employment, as such, need to take refresher courses to update their knowledge.

The most attractive feature about online nursing continuing education is that you are getting an online nursing education where there is no age limit to obtain a nursing degree course but you need to select accredited courses from an affiliated online nursing schools.

On account of constantly growing opportunities for nurses, one with a online associate nursing degree can easily get work in hospitals, private clinics, and nursing homes, rehabilitation centers and even as health educator in college or university. The work opportunities for a nurse with nursing degree are definitely very promising and challenging.

5 Lessons From One of America’s Greatest Pioneers of Health and Wellness Promotion

Posted on July 3, 2019 in Uncategorized

In 1979 and 1980, I practically lived with Dr. Lewis C. Robbins (deceased) and his wonderful wife, Margaret, in Indianapolis (he was about 70 years old then and I was 24). He was my mentor and friend. At the time, he was in semi-retirement producing the first Health Risk Appraisal (HRA), then called a Health Hazard Appraisal (HHA).

He was also the former Chief of Cancer Control for the U.S. Public Health Service, and one of the key people responsible for getting warning labels placed on cigarette packages, which occurred in the 1960s.

What I remember most about this very special man was his passion for preventing disease, and seeing people live a life of full potential. His vision was positive, can do, and competitive!

What Americans Did Not Want to Hear About Cigarettes

I often think about him in the prime of his career when he was trying to convince doctors not to be in advertisements for cigarette companies. And then telling the public what they didn’t want to hear – smoking can kill you, and most assuredly will, if you continue to smoke.

You can’t be a wall flower and take on that agenda.

Dr. Robbins wanted to keep people from making lifestyle choices that robbed them of energy, money, passion, and love of life. He was soft spoken, odd in a charming way, a small man physically − but a giant of inspiration.

Here are the top 5 lessons I took from my relationship with Dr. Robbins. All are as relevant now as they were in 1980.

1. Being healthy is normal: Most people are born with good health. They have the potential to use that health to live a productive, exciting, and rewarding life. And with some common sense maintenance, they can keep a high level of health right up until near the end of their days. Health is a gift, a privilege that we should all nurture and cherish. Often good health is not fully appreciated until it’s lost.

2. Disease uses poor lifestyles as an invasion route: We open a door to disease and the loss of our health, energy, vitality, and productivity when we make poor lifestyle choices. People must be made to be aware that a poor lifestyle choice is like crossing an invisible line that alters the natural course of a healthful life. It is an invitation for an enemy to invade our lives.

3. Primary prevention is what we need to emphasize: He drilled me on the differences between primary prevention (lifestyle choices), secondary prevention (screenings, immunizations, check-ups), and the treatment of illness (disease management). He said, “as educators we should always know where we’re at on that continuum.” And he wanted to see the practice of medicine take deliberate steps into making primary prevention education the highest priority.

4. Use the shop talk of the people: Today we would refer to this as “plain language.” Dr. Robbins would explain how every type of job has its own terms and phrases. He called it “shop talk.”

The doctor expects to be understood by the auto mechanic, but we all know the doctor wouldn’t understand much of what was going on if he had to work with the auto mechanic all day. So we need to think about our messages. And make sure we use shop talk that is familiar to people “to wake up an idea in them.” He said what we have to say should hit them like a “clap of thunder.” And he would clap his hands together as he said it.

5. People do not understand risk: Dr. Robbins spoke often of the difference between real risk (1 out of 1,000) vs. relative risk (30% less). We talked a lot about “out of 100 people how many will… ?” He said the problem with using relative risk in health education is that we don’t know what it is relative to. Years later, in 2006, a wonderful book on this issue was published called, Helping Patients Understand Risks: 7 Simple Strategies for Successful Communication, by John Paling, Ph.D. You’ll never think about the topic of health risk the same way again after you read this masterpiece.

Dr. Robbins was easily 15 years ahead of his time with his progressive thinking, his HRA (which we all take for granted now), and with his vision of public health. I often wonder what he would think of today’s wellness movement? But I know what he would say: “We can do better than this, let’s get right at it.”

How to Gain an Emergency Medical Technician Education Online

Posted on July 3, 2019 in Uncategorized

There are various online schools and colleges that provide students with the opportunity to obtain an accredited education in order to become emergency medical technicians. Accredited online educational instruction programs allow students to study for the skills and knowledge they need to pursue the career they wish to enter. Online training can be completed at a number of levels and in various areas of the field. Students can complete a number of steps in order to enter into this profession and seek employment.

1. Research various online emergency medical technician programs to decide if a career in this field is right for you. There are numerous online career training options to choose from that will prepare you for an exciting career in the medical field. You can gain knowledge in a variety of areas based on your desired career. If you are looking to start a career in this field you will find that accredited online learning programs can offer you the training needed to start a successful career.

2. Decide on which career path you would like to take. You can choose to gain an education in either, CPR and first aid or paramedic training. Online schools and colleges can provide you with various options to choose from when pursuing a career in this field. Training is available at various levels depending on which area you choose to train in. Certificate programs can be completed with only months of training, and degrees can be earned at the associate level in two years. You will need to choose which specialized area of study interests you most prior to enrolling.

3. Choose an online school or college that best fits your educational training needs and enroll. There are many accredited online schools and colleges that offer emergency medical technician training, so you should find the one that meets your individual needs. Accredited online programs can give student all of the training they need to enter the workforce and have a successful career. Not all students are alike or learn in the same way so when choosing a career training program you should enroll in the one that will work best for you.

4. Complete all required coursework and additional training requirements in order to graduate. Coursework will vary by level of education and desired career but you can expect to learn how to assess trauma, administer oxygen, dispense medications, perform airway maintenance, perform physical exams, and much more. By receiving online training in the health care field students may be required to complete some hands on training as well in order to gain all necessary skills. Training for careers in CPR and first aid as well as paramedics can give students the chance to pursue the career they dream of.

Accredited online schools and colleges can give students the quality education they need and deserve. Fully accredited online learning programs receive accreditation from agencies like the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( http://www.caahep.org/ ). You can ensure that the training you receive is of quality by enrolling in a fully accredited school or college for your online emergency medical technician training.

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