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Summertime Blues, Sprained Ankles and the Walk-In Clinic

By Slava Fuzayloff

Summertime is almost here. It’s the perfect time to get to the parks and check out all those good-looking girlies or hard-bodied men (depending on which way you swing.). It’s also time to break out those running shoes and hit the pavement. This is how the trouble begins. Jogging is a good way to get into shape-but it’s a great way to sprain an ankle. There are several things we all need when summertime comes: new shorts, a new tan, and a reliable walk-in clinic!

According to the latest research (yeah, people keep track of all sorts of things) the walk-in clinic is fast becoming the go-to medical spot for the American public. Walk-in clinics are popping up everywhere these days. The triple threat of great hours, great service, and great prices are the reasons why.

We all know the many problems with hospital emergency rooms. For one thing, it’s very possible you will be walking out sicker then when you came in. There’s also the ungodly amount of time you spend waiting to be seen. You may be ready for Medicare by the time your name is called! Not so with a walk-in clinic.

At a walk-in clinic, the doctors and staff recognize the importance of your time. Hey, emergency room personnel shouldn’t be crucified for their apparent lack of concern over this aspect of their job, after all emergency rooms are for emergencies. So if someone sicker than you comes in, it’s their job to take care of that person first. Makes sense. Doesn’t get you seen any quicker-but it makes sense.

At a good walk-in clinic you can be seen in under an hour. Believe it, it’s true. Under an hour without an appointment is common. The fast service time is part of their business model. Read the rest of this entry »

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Streamlining Patient Care With Bed Movers and More!

By Ian T Bougen

The medical and patient care fields are unarguably some of the hardest and most stressful areas to work in. Every job is vital, not just to the economy, but more importantly, to people. Everybody wants to know that if they get sick, there will be somebody there to take care of them. Nurses have some of the most important and active roles in hospitals and rest homes; making their job easier should be a high priority. Thanks to new technology now used in the industry, caring for patients and the elderly is being made an easier job for nurses.

A recent development and assimilation of technology that nurses around the world have started to incorporate is the hands-free headset. Eliminating the need to carry clipboard and pens with them, the headset is able to record caretaker notes for patients, leaving clear instructions from staff on what individuals being cared for need. Removing the slow note taking process frees staff to spend more time seeing patients and taking care of other duties. Having instructions recorded also means fewer mistakes. Common medical eras stem from misread notes or instructions from quick handwritten scrawls on charts; having it recorded eliminates any confusion caused by a messy scribble on some paper.

Patient transportation can be a difficult thing. Needing to move patients around the hospital for procedures or to a different facility in a rest home is a daily occurrence. Even logistically, patient moves can be difficult and time consuming when more than one staff member is needed to help transport a stretcher or hospital bed. Electric hospital bed movers are designed to lift and move any kind of bed or stretcher, patient included, with the push of a button. Read the rest of this entry »

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