Chronic Low Back Pain Solution: Physical Activity

Patients often ask, “what exercise or stretch can I do to help my low back?” Most of the timethey are looking for a one exercise, one stretch chronic low back pain solution and it isn’t that simple. The reality is there is no one exercise or stretch that is going to fix and prevent chronic … Read more

Types of Shock and Therapeutic Interventions

The four types of shock and therapeautic interventions discussed in detail.

Do you know the four types of shock and how to manage shock patients based on they type of shock they are in? If shock patients are not routine in your practice, this review will re-familiarize you with them and the therapeutic interventions recommended for treatment. What are the four types of shock? Shock is … Read more

Fibromyalgia: is it Treatable?

Fibromyalgia…I feel that the waters are somewhat muddy when it comes to this chronic condition based on what I have heard or read some health care providers say. Through my own research and experience it is a very real condition that is treatable. It hurts my heart when patients who are suffering with the symptoms … Read more

Interpreting Culture Results – Part 1: Urinalysis and Urine Cultures

Interpreting culture results and laboratory tests has long been the bread and butter of clinical practice. Basic Chemistries are relatively straight forward, and modern lab result sheets come with a handy reference that shows the upper and lower limits of ‘normal’ values. However, interpreting culture results is a bit more tricky. In this series, we … Read more

Ventilator Management Basics: How to Set Ventilators and More

It’s important for providers of all levels to know how to set ventilator settings and other ventilator management basics. Scenerio: You are covering a very busy ER and your patient in respiratory failure you was just intubated.  The Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) consults you on what ventilator settings you want the patient to be placed … Read more

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