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I don't know about you, but there isn't a day that goes by
when I don't have some sort of umm....interesting
experience at work. I understand how awfully tempting it is to jump on Facebook
or Twitter and share the events of my day with all 100+ or so of my closest
''friends''. It's so very rewarding to watch a post collect ''likes'' and ...
I just returned from Uganda 5 days
ago -- a harrowing 43 hour journey with a more than a few moments of thinking
we might not ever get home, but I did. And I wanted to recount a day with a
problem we as NP/PA students don't face much in the U.S.: malnutrition.
Bugabero is in the Manafwa
District, a sort of rural suburb of the city we ...
We have carved deep into the second half of my first year as
a professional physician assistant. This is the perfect time for a Quarterly
Check-Up to examine some of the biggest lessons over the last three months
We learned that our
patient's beliefs can trump the strongest medicine and that our acceptance
of those beliefs makes us better ...
Greetings from Mbale, Uganda.
TIA stand for ''This is Africa.'' I've been in Uganda for 7
days and will be here for the rest of September on a global health rotation. I
have spent four days in Ugandan healthcare facilities, a Mzungo (white person).
It is difficult to call them ''hospitals'' because of the
conditions. Take any ...
People always want to know the secret ingredient. And,
frankly, I can't blame them. In a lot of ways the physician assistant
profession seems too good to be true.
We study medicine for two to three years after obtaining a
bachelor's degree. We practice medicine without post-graduate training or
residency. We can switch specialties without ...
Students: You'll learn there are good preceptors,
bad preceptors and then there are physicians who inspire, often because of a
single incident. Last weekend I was inspired.
I am on inpatient pediatrics and late Saturday
afternoon we learned about a little baby whose white blood cell count was high
and the pediatrician had sent this baby ...
My first mistake was trying to shake my patient's hand. She smiled, looked at mine and shook her head.
''We like you,'' my patient's friend said with a smile. She was standing at the patient's bedside in the intensive care unit. ''But we don't touch.''
Then I noticed their similar dresses, long and plainly designed with only solid, dark ...
Below, ADVANCE blogger Scott Warner, MLT(ASCP), discuss safety of hospital workers. Have you ever felt threatened in your work environment? Share your comments with us below.
''According to NIOSH (the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health), healthcare workers are exposed to violence at a rate of 8.3 nonfatal assaults per ...
Quality skincare does not have to come at a steep price. If you splurge in some important areas
(that benefit you the most) you may need to skimp a little in other departments
and that is okay. Let's call this
skincare on a budget, if you will.
Face Wash: Don't get me wrong. I
love high end, fancy foaming, ...
Editor's note: This post is written by Marjorie Shanks, PA-S.
We all dream. But do we remember our
dreams and do we make them count? Where is the intersection of nightly dreams
and dreams that are our aspirations?
I often dream that I'm late for class or worse,
that I overslept for an exam: typical student nightmares. Another ...