Month: December 2019

Guide for buying a mattress for yourself

Guide for buying a mattress for yourself

Sleeping on a cozy bed is the best feeling ever one can have after work. After a long tiring day, what people want is comfort, and the right mattress will be your partner. There are a lot of mattress companies online, and it gets challenging…

CBD Gummies

CBD Gummies

These gummies are not anything than the ones we have been chewing for many years. CBD gummies are edible, and they contain CBD (Cannabidiol) oil. These gummies are available in different colors, shapes, flavors, and concentrations of CBD. Gummies provide a different and easier way…

Best Ways to Improve Diabetes CEUs for Nurses with Online Studies

Best Ways to Improve Diabetes CEUs for Nurses with Online Studies

For any nurse to practice legally, it is mandatory to earn the necessary credentials and complete certifications. Certifications generally must be renewed periodically by examination or the completion of a prescribed number of continuing education units (CEUs), which is also called maintenance of certification (MOC).

Diabetes is a major global health concern of the 21st century. It is estimated that the number of people affected by diabetes will rise to 642 million in 2040 if necessary precautions are not taken on time.

Diabetes CEUs for nurses play a crucial role in learning ways to mitigate the negative impact of this illness on patients’ lives. The mission of such courses is to enhance the quality of treatment and improve outcomes for persons with diabetes by providing quality education for the nurses.

However, there is always a scope of improving these diabetes CEUs with online courses. Let us see the best ways to do so.

Compliant with Medical Standards

The American Diabetes Association regularly updates the standard of medical care. It has already made available the updates for 2020. The diabetes CEUs for nurses must review these updates in their online courses, to be at par with the association set standards.

Updated Programs of Studies

It is essential to keep the program content relevant to current medical practices. Regular update of live CE seminar material is a good practice to keep the nurses up to date with the recent developments in the field. This will ensure the development of a global health workforce prepared to meet the needs of patients with diabetes.

Evaluate Medical Practices

The online courses should meet the global demand for effective diabetes detection, prevention, and treatment strategies. It will be productive to have modules in the program to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of recently approved diabetes medications and procedures.

Access to Medical Experts

The cutting edge offering of these online courses must be designed by expert clinicians with a primary goal to deliver a high-quality CME. The nurses should have access to the clinical faculty from various medical schools.

Evidence-based CME

The online courses need to include key practice recommendations confirmed by approved factual sources, wherein all the trials have been systematically identified, assessed, and summarized according to predefined criteria. However, the unavailability of systematic reviews of evidence about some topics does pose a challenge.

Target Audience

It is best to have the online studies that are part of diabetes CEUs for nurses, to be approved by standard nursing boards, such as the California Board of Registered Nursing. It will be effective for the course to target nurse practitioners who aim to achieve certificate renewal under certification programs such as ANCC, NCC, and AANPCP. This way, the nurses not only gain the knowledge required to continue their practice but also help them earn valid certificates to prove their merit.

To summarize, the online courses under CEUs, with the features mentioned above, will leverage nurses to upgrade themselves in terms of the latest medical practices, standards, and certifications.

What You Need to Know About Acupuncture in Houston

What You Need to Know About Acupuncture in Houston

Houston is the most densely populated city in the state of Texas. Its economy thrives from its diversified industries – oil and gas, technology, medical research, and health care. Visitors flock to Houston to enjoy its parks, museums, and theatres. Kids look forward to the…

Qualifications and Limitations in Obtaining Medical Marijuana Card in New York

Qualifications and Limitations in Obtaining Medical Marijuana Card in New York

New York is one of the most liberal cities in the United States. Around 20 million people are living in this highly industrialized location. Aside from its thriving economy, New York is known to provide adequate healthcare and quality of life for its constituents. Among…

7 Best Keto Snacks To Satisfy Your Food Cravings

7 Best Keto Snacks To Satisfy Your Food Cravings

If you are starving on your keto diet, and it’s not the mealtime, have keto snacks and satisfy your hunger pangs!
Keto snacks are one of the best ways to increase your fat intake, yet satiating your taste buds. They are low-carb, nutritious, and quite appealing; plus, you will find them in all flavors- sweet, savory, and salty.

Besides, they make the best go-to option and will keep you stick to your ketosis. Have a look at some options:

Boiled Eggs:

Hard-boiled eggs are a rich source of proteins and are also called a powerhouse of nutrients. They contain only 77 calories, 5 grams of fat, 6 grams protein, and a minimal amount of carbs.

In fact, a study from the Proceedings of Nutrition Society suggests that eggs make a standout wholesome snack because of low energy-to-nutrient ratio. So, keep some in your fridge and grab one when you need a nutritious snack.

Olives:

Olives belong to a group of fruits called stone fruits or drupes and are also related to cherries, mangoes, almonds, pistachios, and more.

They are loaded with monounsaturated fats, the one found in avocados and nuts, and contain polyphenols ( a chemical that helps in reducing oxidative stress in the brain). Also, olives don’t need any preparation, you can reach for the jar anytime to calm your cravings.

Coconut:

Coconut offers amazing benefits and makes a perfect go-grab keto snack. With no carbs and soft, milky taste, it helps in fat burning and increasing cognitive performance. Besides, coconut is a fat-rich food, so adding it to your meals will increase appetite regulation, stomach volume and also induces a sense of fullness.

In addition, coconut contains medium-chain fatty acids, which enter the liver from digestive tracts and use it as energy. You can try coconut milk yogurt as it will make one of the best fermented foods for ketosis because it contains fats like lauric acid.

Cheese:

Feta cheese, blue, cheddar- all types of cheese are best for people on a keto diet. It’s a good source of proteins and calcium and contains at least 120 calories, 7 g protein, and 10 g of fats.

The proteins from the cheddar cheese provide all essential amino acids, aids in cell growth, and helps in keeping your bones strong. It’s a rich source of Vitamin B12, can reverse hypertension, and much more.

Dark Chocolates:

Dark chocolates are a rich source of magnesium, zinc, and iron; the cocoa in dark chocolates contains phytonutrient (antioxidants) called flavonoids. It affects carbohydrates and fat metabolism, and show impressive results on how a body synthesizes fatty acids, thereby reducing digestion.

Further, dark chocolates contain three types of fat -stearic acid, palmitic acid, and oleic acid, which help with weight loss. In fact, one ounce of dark chocolate contains 60% of cacao, which is equal to 170 calories.

Avocado:

Having the ability to lower cholesterol level, quell starving and reduce belly fat, avocado is one of the best foods that help in weight loss. It’s trendy, healthy, delicious, and is often referred to as the queen of fats parade.

Considering its calories, every single piece of avocado contains at least 322 calories and 29 grams of fats making it special fruits for weight loss. Eat them alone or use them to prepare your favorite recipe/salad.

Pecans:

Pecan is a tree nut, containing only 4 grams of carbs and 1 gram per servings. Natives of America, Pecans belong to walnuts and grow like brown, red oval nuts. Also, pecans contain monounsaturated fats like oleic acids, which help in reducing heart disease.

It aids in improving digestion, helps in weight loss, reduces the risk of colon cancer, and is well known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Just sprinkle some pepper and serve with goat cheese, serve it over ice cream or add them in a salad; the options are endless.

So, those were some snacks to help you keep on your ketosis without making you compromise on the taste!

Tips to Stay Fit in Dubai’s Climate

Tips to Stay Fit in Dubai’s Climate

Dubai is a fantastic city to live and work. Its luxurious lifestyle and amazing hotspots make it a perfect place to stay. But the climate in UAE is arid and tropical for about 8 months and extremely cold during the remaining 4 months. Because of…

Daily Habits Which Can Make You More Optimistic

Daily Habits Which Can Make You More Optimistic

We are surrounded daily by the negativity that shows up on TV, in newspapers, at work from co-workers, and sometimes family members and friends. There is no true way to rid ourselves from being around it, but there are daily habits that can make us more…

Do After Hours GPs Do Home Visits?

Do After Hours GPs Do Home Visits?

Do doctors still make home visits?

In the past, GPs used to do house calls for their sick patients. Although it is much less common for a patient’s regular general practitioner to attend for a home visit, there are a network of doctors in Australia that continue to provide home visits.

Unlike in other countries, GPs in Australia are not required to visit their sick patients if they fall unwell after hours. Consequently, most general practitioners choose not to work in the after-hours period. As a result, locum companies exist to fill this gap and these companies account for the majority of home visit doctor services.

What is an after-hours GP?

There are two main types of after-hours GP:

Lots of after-hours GPs are home visit doctors as many clinics are too expensive to run in the quieter after-hours period. Most after-hours GP clinics are closed by 10 pm and in many cases earlier.

Some after-hours GP services operate throughout the entirety of the after-hours period including on weekends and on public holidays. So, for non-life threatening medical problems, you may have an alternative option for visiting the Emergency Department, especially if you live in a metropolitan area.

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How is an after-hours doctor different from a regular GP?

Regular general practitioners are the main caregivers for patients in the community and look after a range of acute and chronic medical conditions. After-hours doctors provide care for patients that have an illness that cannot wait to be reviewed by a regular general practitioner. This might be because their condition might deteriorate if they wait, or because the regular is booked out for many days leading to a delay.

After Hours GPs do not look after life-threatening illnesses such as heart attacks or strokes. Patients with life-threatening conditions must attend their nearest Emergency Department or call for an ambulance.

regular GP

Do after hours GPs visit hotels?

Yes, most house call GPs will also attend hotels. For patients with Medicare cover, the fees are normally the same as if they were being visited at their house. After hours GPs charge private fees for overseas patients. Staff in the hotel are likely to know which services undertake hotel visits, so it is worth asking them for recommendations if you are staying in a hotel and are unwell.

Is a home doctor bulk billed?

Some home doctor services are bulk billed whereas others are private requiring the patient to pay a gap.

Some private after hours gp services promise to provide a higher quality service such as:

  • Shorter waiting times
  • Longer consultation times
  • Ability to perform more medical investigations
  • More experienced doctors
  • Pre-visit assessments over the phone by the visiting doctor

How do I book?

How you book depends on the service you are using. Services offer some of or all of the following options:

  • Over the phone
  • Through a smart-phone app
  • Online booking through a web-browser
  • Via a health online booking portal (e.g. Health Engine)
5 Health Benefits of Spices in Food

5 Health Benefits of Spices in Food

Adding spices to your favorite dishes brings more than just a lovely touch of taste and color. Spices are also renowned for having a host of health benefits and have often been used traditionally across various cultures from around the world to treat and manage…