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Reasons Patient Education Is So Important

Reasons Patient Education Is So Important

In addition to caring for patients physically, doctors, nurses, and other professionals in the healthcare industry are responsible for educating patients about their conditions and options for treatment. Patient education is sometimes neglected or undervalued by some in the industry, but it is absolutely crucial. Here are some of the reasons patient education is so important. Prepares Patients for Symptoms…

Ways Sonographers Can Reduce Musculoskeletal Pain and Injury

Ways Sonographers Can Reduce Musculoskeletal Pain and Injury

A sonographer’s job involves helping patients stay healthy, diagnosing issues, and directing patients towards treatment. But what about a sonographer’s own health? Though most don’t realize it, being a sonographer can take a serious toll on the body. Here are some ways sonographers can reduce musculoskeletal pain and injury. What Causes Musculoskeletal Pain and Injury? A musculoskeletal injury, or a…

How Fluoroscopy Helps Diagnose and Treat Patients

How Fluoroscopy Helps Diagnose and Treat Patients

What Is Fluoroscopy? Fluoroscopy is a type of medical imaging test that allows doctors to see the movements of body parts, like internal organs, in real time. These tests scan the body using x-rays, creating a moving, continuous image on a screen for doctors to observe. Fluoroscopy is useful for diagnosing internal conditions in patients. They also help doctors to…

Ways Effective Pain Management Impacts Quality of Life

Ways Effective Pain Management Impacts Quality of Life

It’s no secret that pain, especially chronic pain, can severely affect a person’s quality of life. Even a minor but constant pain can begin to cripple a person both physically and emotionally. Pain management techniques can help people experiencing pain fight the negative effects and live better lives. Here are just a few of the ways effective pain management impacts…

The Importance of Ergonomics in Healthcare Facilities

The Importance of Ergonomics in Healthcare Facilities

In a medical setting, ergonomics is incredibly important for both patients and medical staff. Whether patients are being operated on, recovering in a bed, or undergoing a procedure, their comfort and well-being should be a priority. Doctors and nurses, meanwhile, have long shifts that they spend mostly on their feet or in uncomfortable positions. For their personal well-being and for…

The Importance of an Ergonomic Workstation for Sonographers

The Importance of an Ergonomic Workstation for Sonographers

In the healthcare field, injury to medical staff is regrettably common. The jobs of doctors, nurses, paramedics, and other healthcare workers require physical exertion, being on the feet for most of a shift, and holding uncomfortable positions for long periods of time. The same can be said of sonographers. Proper ergonomics, however, can alleviate the chance of injury, which is…

How To Prepare Your Patient for a Myelogram

How To Prepare Your Patient for a Myelogram

A myelogram is a helpful exam when determining the source of a patient’s back pain. The procedure consists of using contrast dye and imaging technology to get a better look at the patient’s spinal cord, vertebrae, and surrounding nerves. Like many diagnostic procedures, a myelogram is relatively simple and painless. However, the idea of any operation is enough to make…

The Different Types of Operating Tables

The Different Types of Operating Tables

The first step to any successful procedure is having the right operating table available. Depending on the type of operation you perform, you need specific features and designs to keep both yourself and your patient comfortable throughout the procedure. Each of the main types of operating tables has a unique design to facilitate a specific set of procedures, such as…