World Patient Safety Day – September 17, 2020

World Patient Safety Day – September 17, 2020

Patient Safety Day World Patient Safety Day was created by World Health Organization (WHO) in May 2019 to be observed every year on September 17th with the goal of increasing public awareness and engagement, enhancing global understanding and spurring global solidarity and action to promote patient safety. Like most things in the world today, this […]

The Continued Effects of COVID-19 on the Healthcare Industry

The Continued Effects of COVID-19 on the Healthcare Industry

It’s been six months since COVID-19 turned the healthcare industry upside down, what comes next? To recap:  As of September 9th, 6,330,316 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the US according to Johns Hopkins and 189,733 have died.  During the initial surge of cases this spring, most hospitals and surgery centers were asked to […]

First FDA Approved Transparent Surgical Mask

First FDA Approved Transparent Surgical Mask

Transparent FDA Approved Full-Face Visible Mask Face masks and other coverings have become part of our everyday life since the Covid-19 pandemic started. Traditional masks and other coverings block faces and make it more difficult to see facial expressions and other visual cues that help us communicate with each other. Most experts agree that 70 […]

EKG vs ECG | What’s the Difference Between ECG and EKG?

EKG vs ECG | What’s the Difference Between ECG and EKG?

What’s the Difference Between ECG and EKG? ECG and EKG are abreviations for electrocardiogram. There is no difference between them. These abbreviations are used to both describe a test that measures electrical activity of the heart. ECGs and EKGs are tools used to detect a wide range of heart dysrhythmias. There are several different types […]

What is SpO2?

What is SpO2?

What is SpO2? (Pulse Oximetry) Pulse oximetry, or SpO2, has been increasingly in the public eye recently as some doctors are recommending their patients diagnosed with COVID-19 monitor their SpO2 levels at home.  So it makes sense that many people are wondering for the first time, “What is this SpO2?”  Have no fear, keep on […]

National Hydration Day | June 23 | 2020

National Hydration Day | June 23 | 2020

What is Hydration? Almost all forms of life, including humans require water for hydration. Water makes up about 60% of your body weight. Without water, our bodies have a desire to drink which is referred to as thirst. When there is a decline in the level of water inside your body it’s called dehydration. On […]

World Blood Donor Day June 14 2020

World Blood Donor Day June 14 2020

World Blood Donor Day June 14, 2020 Every year countries around the world come together to celebrate World Blood Donor Day on June 14th. This day serves as a thank you for voluntary blood donors and to help raise awareness for the need for regular blood donations. The theme for World Blood Donor Day 2020 […]

World Environment Day 2020 – June 5th

World Environment Day 2020 – June 5th

World Environment Day June 5th When is World Environment Day? World Environmental Day is celebrated on June 5th. Each year World Environmental Day has a new theme. This year, the theme for World Environmental Day is biodiversity time for nature. Every year their main celebration is in a different city around the world. The first […]

World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day: 2020

World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day: 2020

World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day: 2020 The Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement Today May 8th is World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day. The Red Cross and Red Crescent movement has over 97 million volunteers, members, and staff around the world. Lets #KeepClapping to celebrate the achievements and bravery of the volunteers, […]

National Nurses Day – National Nurses Week – International Nurses Day

National Nurses Day – National Nurses Week – International Nurses Day

National Nurses Day – National Nurses Week – International Nurses Day In 1982 the American Nurses Association (ANA) board of directors formally acknowledged May 6th, 1982 as National Nurses Day. Later, in 1990, the ANA expanded the recognition of nurses to a week-long celebration called National Nurses Week which starts on May 6th and goes […]