The Evolution of Medicine (Infographic)

Modern medicine has helped lead to a surge in average life expectancy, which was only about 36 in the late 1800s. With humans routinely living into their 100s, advances in medical science are to thank. Let’s take a journey through the history of medical advancements.

Life expectancy by year
1850 36.6
1890 39.7
1900 48.3
1911 50.2
1921 55.7
1931 60.9
1941 64.5
1951 67.1 Continue reading

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Medical Tourism: Crossing Borders for Healthcare (Infographic)

Why Would 8 million people cross borders for healthcare?
Including 1/300 in the U.S.?

20% of Americans struggle to pay medical bills
3 out of 5 bankruptcies are due to medical bills.

That’s 1.7 million Americans
Or 248,002 in California
113,524 in Illinois
and 99,780 in Florida alone.

Who could save…
India: 65-90%
Malaysia: 65-80%
Thailand: 50-70%
Turkey: 50-65%
Mexico: 40-65%
Costa Rica: 40-65%
Taiwan: 40-55%
Singapore: 30-45%
Korea: 30-45%
Brazil: 25-40%

Over U.S. prices for the same medical procedures. Continue reading

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Video: BLS and CPR Terminology Zombie Notes Study Chart

Nursing Educator Michele Kunz discusses the BLS and CPR Zombie Notes Study Chart. This Zombie Notes Study Chart includes the most important BLS and CPR terminology that healthcare professionals must memorize to be successful on the certification exam for Basic Life Support (BLS). There are 105 words included here that students need to memorize for BLS and CPR. Healthcare professionals that are required to take a BLS and CPR Course will find these that Zombie Notes include meaningful, but condensed study material. This study guide prepares the individual for the practical components as well as the written tests of the BLS program.

Although a lot of information is included in the two pages, it is easy to see, easy to read, and easy to follow. Many thousands of nurses and other healthcare professionals have used this study chart. This includes American military medical personnel stationed all over the world. These charts were first developed by Michele and Joe in 1984. They have progressed to their current form, and are kept up-to-the-minute accurate.

See all of Michele’s publications at http://EmpowermentEducation.com
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See Michele’s nursing blog at http://TheNurseEducator.com

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Video: ACLS Terminology Zombie Notes Study Chart

Nursing Educator Michele Kunz discusses the ACLS Terminolgoy Zombie Notes Study Chart. This chart includes the most important information healthcare professionals must memorize to successfully understand the terms used in the Advanced Cardiac Life Support Program. There are 66 words on this study chart that students need to memorize for ACLS.

Although a lot of information is included in the two pages, it is easy to see, easy to read, and easy to follow. Many thousands of nurses and other healthcare professionals have used this study chart. This includes American military medical personnel stationed all over the world. These charts were first developed by Michele and Joe in 1984. They have progressed to their current form, and are kept up-to-the-minute accurate.

See all of Michele’s publications at http://EmpowermentEducation.com
See more about Michele at http://MicheleKunz.com
See Michele’s nursing blog at http://TheNurseEducator.com

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Easy to remember mnemonics
Easy to read, follow, and understand
Watch Michele’s many YouTube videos for this topic
Ask Michele a question at any time
Available as a PDF or laminated chart
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The Nurse Educator Blog Up and Running Again

Michele & Joseph KunzThank you very much for taking the time to visit with us.  We were having technical difficulties with our blog. But our team has now fixed them. Now we are in the process of rebuilding our blog, and we will be up and running at full speed soon.

Thank you very much for your patience.

Sincerely,

Joe & Michele Kunz

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Video: BCLS, BLS, and CPR Classes: What Are The Different Classes All About

Nursing Educator Michele Kunz discusses some of the differences and similarities of the several different basic life-saver courses available to healthcare professionals and to lay-rescuers. Michele has many other videos on YouTube covering all aspects of PALS, ACLS, and BLS.

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Cutting-Edge Nursing (Infographic)

The rapid growth in information technology is having a radical impact on the education of nurses. Advances in processing capacity and speed, and the increased affordability of personal computers have contributed to the explosion of information technology applications. This is the next generation of nursing. Continue reading

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The Care Home (Nursing Home) Of The Future (Infographic)

Scientific advances are granting us longer lives. While this creates a demand for more care for the elderly, these same advances are also providing technologies that will help us to create healthier and happier care homes (nursing homes). Continue reading

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Video: Tips For Passing The PALS Certification Exam

Nursing Educator Michele Kunz gives healthcare professionals and students a brief overview of what they must know and understand in order to be successful on the PALS Certification Exam. Michele gives us a quick discussion about which essential drugs that will be utilized during an emergency code. Michele also discusses the importance of understanding BLS, and being able to prove to the PALS instructor that you can properly use all of the BLS algorithms and techniques. Michele has many other videos on YouTube covering all aspects of PALS, ACLS, and BLS.

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The Art of the Save: Triage and the E.R. (Inforgraphic)

Triage: the evaluation and categorization of the sick or wounded when there are insufficient resources for medical care of everyone at once.

The Earliest Days of Triage
760-710 BC: Greek physician Pikoulis determines arrow and spear wounds have high mortality rates
1745: From this date on, combat surgeons are used
1793: Baron Dominique Larrey (father of triage): put surgical teams near front lines in the Napoleonic wars
1860s: American Civil War: doctors were clueless about triage
1885: The British Army Medical staff formed
1915: World War I. The French concept of combat surgery. Named it trier: to sort out. Continue reading

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