Friday the 13th: Friday the 13th Superstition

Friday the 13th: Friday the 13th Superstition

Humans have always been fascinated with the numbers and idea that certain numbers carry a deeply spiritual, esoteric, or occult significance. When it comes to experiencing bad luck, superstitions – crossing paths with a black cat or breaking a mirror – are pervasive throughout Western culture. One, in particular, is widely known as none other […]

Defibrillator Comparison: Lifepak 20E VS Zoll R Series

Defibrillator Comparison: Lifepak 20E VS Zoll R Series

Defibrillators such as the Lifepak 20e and the Zoll R Series are amongst the highly sought-after defibrillation systems which offer a variety of unique features. Defibrillators such as these two can be found in numerous public spaces ranging from hospital ICU units, emergency rooms, medical clinics, community centers, businesses, and schools. However, there is more that goes into properly using a defibrillator. […]

Stress: Understanding The Side Effects To Your Health

Stress: Understanding The Side Effects To Your Health

Stress is a fact of life and can affect individuals in a variety of ways. At some point in life, every individual experience some degree of stress; some individuals experience signs of stress more often than others. Stress can be manifested from any situation or thought that causes an individual to experience frustration, anger, and […]

Philips Respironics V60 Ventilator

Philips Respironics V60 Ventilator

  WHY ARE VENTILATORS SO IMPORTANT? Most people have a general idea of what a medical ventilator is. It’s a machine designed to provide breathing for a patient who is unable to breathe or is breathing insufficiently. However, they’re more complex than that. Various types of medical ventilators like the Philips Respironics V60 Ventilator is […]

Covidien Newport HT70 Ventilator

Covidien Newport HT70 Ventilator

SO, WHAT DOES A VENTILATOR DO? The Newport HT70 Ventilator is a form of life support that takes over the work of breathing when a person is not able to breathe enough on their own. Also called a breathing machine, there are many reasons why a patient may need a ventilator. Low oxygen levels or […]

National Family Health History Day / Thanksgiving

National Family Health History Day / Thanksgiving

DID YOU KNOW THAT THANKSGIVING IS ALSO NATIONAL FAMILY HEALTH HISTORY DAY? Thanksgiving Day is not only a time of gathering with friends and family to eat a sumptuous meal and count blessings. It’s also National Family Health History Day on November 26th. Family health history is a record of the diseases and health conditions […]

High-Flow Nasal Cannula

High-Flow Nasal Cannula

WHAT IS A HIGH-FLOW NASAL CANNULA (HFNC)? A high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) is a heated and humidified system that allows prescribed fraction of inspired oxygen (FIO2) levels to be delivered at very high flow rates. The main intended use of HFNC: precise oxygen delivery, improve gas exchange, significantly reduce the work of breathing, and create […]

Philips IntelliVue MP50 Patient Monitors

Philips IntelliVue MP50 Patient Monitors

WHAT ARE PATIENT MONITORS?  Multi-parameter patient monitors (MPMs) are widely used in intensive care units (ICUs) and general wards to continuously monitor patients’ health based on the following human vital parameters: heart rate, blood pressure, respiration rate, and oxygen saturation (SPO2). This is where the Philips IntelliVue MP50 multi-parameter patient monitor comes into play. INTRODUCTION […]

What is The Hardest Substance in The Human Body?

What is The Hardest Substance in The Human Body?

  What is the hardest substance in the human body? The hardest substance in the body contains up to 96% of minerals. The rest is composed of water and other organic materials. The primary mineral in this substance is hydroxyapatite, which is crystalline calcium phosphate. Once fully formed this substance does not contain blood vessels […]