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The Characteristics of Effective Surgical Technicians: Confidence

09th July 2010
The Characteristics of Effective Surgical Technicians: Confidence The role of a Surgical Technician is vital within the health industry. Surgical technicians usually prepare an operating theater prior to surgery, ensuring that the room is properly steri... Read >

New Nurses Need ACLS Certification

08th July 2010
The ACLS provider class is essential for new nursing graduates who want to be competitive in the market place. It is now a common requirement to have ACLS certification when employed within a health care system. Federal requirements uphold the basic idea ... Read >

What is a Cerebrovascular Accident?

22nd June 2009
A cerebrovascular accident (CVA) is the term used by medical professionals to describe what the general public would call a "stroke." As its name implies a CVA occurs when part of the brain (cerebrum) is deprived of its normal blood supply (vascular accid... Read >

Traumatic Brain Injury

18th June 2009
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a significant cause of brain death, with the majority of victims being between 18 - 49 years of age, and also provides an important source for organ transplantation. The definition of the physiological condition of "brain d... Read >

Phases of CPR

18th June 2009
The Electrical Phase The first phase of CPR is called the electrical phase and extends from the beginning of cardiac arrest to approximately 5 minutes following the arrest. Defibrillation is most effective during the electrical phase. If an AED is avai... Read >

Background and criminal history check for physical therapy

19th May 2009
If you're reading this article, you probably have a misdemeanor or felony criminal conviction in your past and you're concerned about the conviction affecting your future. Background and criminal checks are common practice among health care facilities and... Read >