Top 25 Free & Freemium Web Apps for College Students

Published by Erin Johansson on Wed May 12, 2010

What do you need for college? We would guess that you need any tool that is helpful, but that it is even better if it also is free or freemium (free basic service, with payment for options). In the spirit of creating smart people, we offer 25 top free and freemium Web apps — some designed specifically to help college students. All apps listed below are designed to help you stay organized, be creative and to study and write smart. [click to continue…]

Healthcare professionals can benefit from a little help keeping their skills sharp. Indeed, from nurses to technicians to doctors, it can help to keep learning. You will be able to remain up to date with the latest developments in medicine and health, and you can learn the most recent techniques to better care for your patients. If you are interested in continuing your learning journey in healthcare, here are 50 excellent e-learning resources for healthcare professionals: [click to continue…]

Top 50 Continuing Medical Education Blogs

Published by Erin Johansson on Fri Apr 16, 2010

Continuing medical eduction (CME) is a must in today’s medical fields. From nurses to physicians, this ever-changing field is moving faster than ever. In the following list of top 50 continuing medical education blogs offer news, learning opportunities and information on health informatics, oncology, allergies and much more. [click to continue…]

7 Ways to Keep Your Children Healthy Through Flu Season

Published by admin on Tue Mar 02, 2010

Kids as the word clarify itself are the most prone group to the flu when this disease happen to be on its peak during flu season when swine flu and seasonal flu come to  gather for a combined attack. And to being obvious kids happen to be the most affected group from these diseases. Despite being threat from the disease there are several ways by which young children, preschoolers and toddlers can be protected during the bad season.

  1. Strict enforcement of School & Day Care Sick Kid Policy: There should be strict enforcement of school or daycare sick policy. A kid suffering from the disease should make an entry into school only after 24 hours after consuming fever reducing medicine. Even home based day cares to may loose rules with sick children. Therefore, parents should ensure that baby sitter or home based care provider is consistent in providing and forcing sick kid policy.
  2. Teaching kid to avoid spreading Swine Flu Virus: There is an advisory from The Center for Diseases Control (CDC) that a kid should be vaccinated against swine flu as soon as vaccine is available to them. More kid should be inspired to have good hand hygiene. Teach kid to use a tissue to cough or sneeze into.
  3. Scrub Surfaces: Employ Lysol® or Clorox® disinfecting wipes on frequently used surfaces to kill disease causing germs. Always travel with a hand sanitizer to disinfect in places where hand washing is not possible.
  4. Washing Toys frequently: Wash toys frequently in a warm soap solution as it can be done by soaking toys for several minutes in a large tub and then scrubbing them with a dish scrubber. And only after washing and drying toys should be given to a kid.
  5. Have Nutritious Food: Other way to fight with seasonal flu is having balanced and nutritious food. Fresh seasonal vegetables and fruits happen to be rich in vitamins and minerals and that can improve bodies’ immune system.
  6. Inspiring Kids to have nutritious food: Parents can inspire their kids to by going creative to eat nutritious food by cutting vegetables into shapes liked by children. More, they can blend vegetables into the favorite recipes and dishes liked by kids.
  7. By Decreasing Stress: As stress decreases immunity too, therefore for the good sake of family and its health, parent should manage stress in such a manner so they may not comprise with the health of the family as to decrease their immunity.

7 Essential Free Web Apps for Nurses

Published by admin on Wed Jan 27, 2010

Nursing that is one of the most demanded and noble career in present circumstances in health care industry present various job conditions and stress level while working in the industry when listening to doctors as well as patients, in that situation a nurse can seek help from free web applications available to them for having ideas and suggestion about common medical terminology, drugs and other aspects.

  1. Educational Games: These tool as in form of games are very helpful nurse as they teach there young patients about working of immunes system and functionality of IVIG as to helping them to remain healthy and stayed. Of the many games GGL Slip is a game about destroying bacteria. In game, here, one can also judge skill as a pilot and gunner in the game. Other, important game is Macrophage that is a method for destroying and finding bacteria.
  2. Nursing Consultant: This is a very helpful tool for nurses prevent 10 “Never Events” with the help of this tool as identified by the centers for Medicare and Medicaid services (CMS). Apart from the tool at the site nurses would have other nursing related utilities like 38 leading full text nursing journals, drug information and calculators, 370 practice guidelines and Nursing and Medical News.
  3. Nursing Central: It is a nursing mobile solution where ample information is available on diseases, tests and procedures. It has database of nearly 4,600 drugs and 56,000 dictionary terms. Apart from remaining in touch with in medical news it also integrates Taber’s Medical Dictionary, Davis Drug Guide, Diseases and Disorders, Laboratory and Diagnostic tests and unbound medline.
  4. Daycare Nurse: This is a caring genre game and is in a simulation practice. In the game, a player has to help a nurse in taking care of nurses as effectively as possible. The game is played with the help of a mouse.
  5. Bishop’s Score Calculator: This application compatible with iPhone and iPod touch is an Obstetric calculator to measure Bishop’s Score. Result of this score is used for assess probability of impending delivery as well as expected success rate if labor is induced. The calculations also take into care prior deliveries and pregnancy complications.
  6. Epocrates Rx: It is one of the free iPhone apps, Epocrates Rx, which includes a drug guide, formulary information and drug interaction checker. This particular product also involves constant and regular free updates and medical news. And this application further more remains static on the device so information can be checked out without wireless connection.
  7. Eponyms for the iPhone: This application brings out the downloadable iTunes store from the eponym database from Andrew J. Yee for your iPhone or iPod touch.

Online Nursing: An Overview

Published by admin on Tue Jan 05, 2010

Nursing is one of the most important jobs in the healthcare profession. Nurses are the one thing that doctors cannot do without, other than their stethoscopes. They are a doctor’s right hand and handle the details. While the doctors do the grand surgeries and examinations, the nurse will be the one that ensures the patient takes their medication, check them for any changes in their recovery, both good and bad, and are the more human face of medicine. Taking online courses will ensure that you can do other jobs to maybe keep up your course payments or take care of your family and other responsibilities with utter flexibility. Online courses also work because you can choose the relevant courses, as long as you do your core modules, of course, so you do not have to do training on courses not relevant to your particular line of nursing.

There are different kinds of nursing career paths. From a surgical nurse to a midwife or maternity ward nurse, and therefore each branch has its own specification on what courses to do. Online Nursing Education has certifications that include Licensed Practicing Nurse, Registered Nurse, Diplomas, Bachelors, Masters and Graduate degrees in this profession. It is important to pick the nursing path that is right for you and if possible, unique. This is because in the world over, there is a high demand for qualified nurses and some are even expatriates outside their home countries.

Taking an online nursing education course in any field requires discipline as it is not a regular college or university where you are monitored if you attended class or relevant training sessions. In addition, with online nursing courses, you have the chance to train and practice at a local affiliated health center. From time to time, you may be required to attend residency for a given time at the physical campus but other than that, you will handle and complete your course in your own good time. With online classes, you may actually get more attention from the lecturer or dean because emails are that much easier received and replied as compared to lining up at the dean’s office and your query, or issue will be handled much slower.

Examples of universities that offer online nursing programs include Kaplan University. Founded in 1937, this means that it is a trusted name in education and will provide the courses that you wish to take. Another institution is the Chamberlain College of Nursing with campuses all across America. With over 120 years of nursing under their belt, they offer all courses from registered nurse to Masters in Nursing. This means that you can take on all the necessary procedures to make you a qualified and indispensable nurse.