Improving patient safety in hospital

Patient safety and healthcare quality are two critical and high priority fields for hospitals. Not only do they involve complex work but they also require excellent coordination between patient and caregivers. Several hospitals are spending millions to improve, research, innovate and deliver better patient safety. No wonder, hospital patient safety, is one of the top priority areas for almost every hospital leadership team these days.

The field of medical science is very sensitive because any medical error can have serious consequences. Therefore, it is extremely important for doctors and caregivers to educate their patients about how they can improve their safety during their stay in the hospital and get back to their healthy state sooner. Read More...

Making the workplace safe with employee drug testing

A Safe Workplace is a Drug-Free Workplace!

Did you know that the majority of individuals who abuse drugs and alcohol are employed? These individuals can create significant health and safety hazards in the workplace. Studies have shown that the smaller work places are more likely to face the disadvantage of drug abuse because they do not have programs in place to combat it. It is also more likely for smaller workplaces to employ drug users. This can however be prevented by smaller workplaces investing in a comprehensive drug-free program that would reduce the use of drugs by employees. Such a program whether in a small or large organization normally consists of five components:

 

Written Policies

These policies are in fact the foundation of creating a drug-free workplace and should clearly describe the allowed behavior in terms of drug use and what the consequences are for drug misuse. It is important that these policies are easily accessible to all employees to make sure that they are aware of what is required and expected of them. Read More...

Online Dermatology Consultation

Skin Issues Need Immediate Attention

Skin conditions can be particularly annoying and irritating. The main reason why any skin disease or skin issue is extremely difficult to deal with is that it not only brings a lot of pain, it also causes a shudder whenever one sees the affected region of the skin. This is why it remains important that as soon as you see any issues with your skin that you consult a dermatologist. 

The only problem with getting in touch with a dermatologist quickly is that there are not many dermatologists in hospitals and as a result, it takes a lot of time to get an appointment with a well-known dermatologist. This proves to be a big problem as skin conditions can grow rapidly and deteriorate the affected region of the skin very quickly. The wait can prove disastrous as a result.  Read More...

Technology Improvements in Hearing Aids

What is a hearing aid?

Loss of hearing has long been a problem and as is the case with mankind’s problems, a solution has to be found in order to survive. Hearing aids have been in existence since the dawn of the 17th century so it goes a long way in showing how far they’ve come as a technology to help out those affected with hearing loss.

Also sometimes referred to as a deaf aid, a hearing aid is a device made to improve hearing. This device comes in handy to those who experience hearing loss which can come about due to a variety of reasons. Hearing aids in many nations are considered medical devices and as such its dissemination is regulated by the appointed medical authority responsible for availing said devices. Read More...

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