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 […]

Resuming Elective Surgery:  What Can We Expect?

Resuming Elective Surgery: What Can We Expect?

Resuming Elective Surgery: What Can We Expect? What is Elective Surgery? Surgeries are often classified into four categories based on how urgently the procedure needs to be performed.  The most urgent are emergency surgeries which need to be performed as soon as possible in order to avoid permanent disability or death.  Likewise, urgent surgeries need […]

Earth Day 2020 – 50th Anniversary

Earth Day 2020 – 50th Anniversary

People around the world recognize Earth Day on April 22nd. This year marks the 50th anniversary. Earth Day was created to promote awareness and appreciation for the environment. Today, 192 countries around the world observe April 22nd as Earth Day. It’s the largest secular holiday in the world, celebrated by more than a billion people […]