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The Importance of Respiratory Hygiene and Cough Etiquette

The Importance of Respiratory Hygiene and Cough Etiquette

Respiratory illnesses and infections can spread from person to person with ease. To prevent the transmission of these infections in hospital settings, healthcare facilities should never understate or ignore the importance of respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette.

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The Difference Between Infiltration and Extravasation

The Difference Between Infiltration and Extravasation

Many medical professionals employ intravenous (IV) therapy, which uses a bag, catheter, and needle to deliver medication, nutrition, and other essential fluids through the patient's vein directly into the bloodstream. When administered correctly, IV therapy is extremely safe. But like any medical technique or procedure, complications can arise. The most common complications associated with IV therapy are infiltration and extravasation, which occur when fluid leaks into the tissue surrounding the vein. Luckily, healthcare facilities can prevent these complications by taking the proper precautionary measures. Knowing the difference between infiltration and extravasation is the first step in identifying and treating patients.

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Blockchain Opportunities and Applications in Healthcare

Blockchain Opportunities and Applications in Healthcare

In the healthcare field, where the security and privacy of patient information are paramount, blockchain technology could prove an effective solution to improving how valuable data gets stored. But what is blockchain technology, and how does it work? What advantages do blockchain databases have over other data storage technologies? Let's look at some blockchain applications in healthcare.

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The Best Practices for Handling Medical Waste in Hospitals

The Best Practices for Handling Medical Waste in Hospitals

Medical professionals come into contact with a variety of bodily substances and hazardous materials every day. With the proper handling, these substances and materials are rarely dangerous. But improper handling can result in infection and disease.

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What To Know About Tube-Feeding in Pediatric Care

What To Know About Tube-Feeding in Pediatric Care

Pediatric care can be some of the most challenging and rewarding work in a hospital setting. There is a greater emotional weight that comes with working with children, and because of that, providing exemplary care is even more crucial. The same is true when giving these patients the nutrients they need to make a full recovery. Below are a few things you need to know about tube feeding in pediatric care.

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Tips for Preventing Infection During Mechanical Ventilation

Tips for Preventing Infection During Mechanical Ventilation

For patients that are struggling to breathe on their own, mechanical ventilation can be a literal lifesaver. However, there are risks—some common, some rare—that are associated with ventilators. The most common of these risks is ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), a lung infection that can occur 48 hours or more after a patient has been intubated and placed on a ventilator. Despite being an extremely common nosocomial disease, VAP is also preventable. In this guide, we'll go over some tips for preventing infection during mechanical ventilation.

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