Without these advancements in the healthcare field, there might have never been the field of nursing in the medical world! However, these influential nurses paved the way for the field we know today and organization that are known globally.


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Today Is National Organ Donor Day!

Today Is National Organ Donor Day!

  • Posted On : 2/14/2018 6:00 AM

While most find today to be about loving your significant other and exchanging gifts out of love; for some, this holiday is a lifeline for their future. Today is National Donor Day! As of right now, there are almost 150,000 people on the waiting list, and every ten minutes someone else is added onto this list.


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When nursing first started taking off during The Civil War, it was not a profession for women. The women were known as “camp followers.” Often times, the men didn’t think highly of the women who were patching, stitching, and comforting them while in a tent during the war. Fast forward to today, nurses are highly respected in our society. Technology, medicine, and medical advances have helped and changed the medical field for the better.


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How Hospital Design Helps Patients Heal!

How Hospital Design Helps Patients Heal!

  • Posted On : 1/31/2018 8:22 AM

Design Helps Keep Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs) To A Minimum


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You've got a hundred things to do and there isn't enough time! This is how you can make and save more time. 


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Achoo, the cold and flu season is in full swing! 


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Finally, who is human centered design for? It is important for patients and their family members to feel comfortable in a hospital setting; however, it is also important for the professionals to be comfortable working in these hospitals. First, we spoke about what human-centered design is and why it is important in the healthcare field. Second, we spoke about how to implement human-centered design in healthcare settings.


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Last week, we started with what exactly human-centered design is and why current systems are not working with the methods of human-centered designs. Today’s blog is going to focus on the best steps to implement human-centered design in the healthcare field.


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All healthcare architects, healthcare engineers, patients, nurses, and physicians know what it is like to be in a hospital. However, all of these people have different perceptions of their hospital and their time while there. An architect has designed the hospital but has possibly never stayed in any of the hospitals they have designed. The engineers know the ins-and-outs of the design. The physicians and nurses are the ones who work long shifts each day in the hospital. And finally, the patients are the ones who stay in the hospital during their sickness with their families alongside them. Each and every one of these different experiences should be taken into consideration.


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Nurses dedicate their lives to helping others! This can cause a number of different stress factors, both physically and emotionally. We all know that everyone gets stressed and has common everyday tension within their lives, but intense stress over a long period of time can affect someone differently than day-to-day factors. When a nurse is burned out, it can lead to dulled emotions and less empathy towards their patients and their overall career.


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