Posted on October 27, 2014
As I was driving into work a couple of weeks ago, I heard on the radio a story about a Division I college football coach at a large University who was being questioned and criticized regarding his decision to allow his quarterback back into a football game after possibly sustaining a concussion. The discussion focused on how it was difficult to understand how this coach could make this apparent mistake given the recent improvement of sports-related concussion management and wide-spread media attention...
Posted on October 26, 2014
In this weekly feature, the editors of SpringBoard highlight one career in the health care professions–including a basic description, educational requirements, core competencies/key skills needed, and related web sites and professional organizations where you can find more information!
A regulatory affairs specialist is in charge of making sure that a drug company is complying with legal and regulatory requirements. Regulations come...
Posted on October 23, 2014
This blog post was co-authored by: Anna Sivo Montejano MSN Ed, RN, CEN; Lynn Sayre Visser MSN, BS, RN, CEN, CPEN, CLNC; and Valerie Aarne Grossman MALS, BSN, RN.
The first patient diagnosed with the Ebola virus in the United States has died. Two nurses who provided direct care for that patient are infected: two healthcare providers, two of our very own. As nurses, we must keep our finger on the pulse of Ebola by asking pertinent travel and exposure history questions as well...
Posted on October 20, 2014
On October 15, we solicited your questions about the Ebola outbreak. Our author Sten Vermund, MD, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics and Amos Christie Chair and Director at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Institute for Global Health has graciously taken the time to answer your questions.
Sharon Slockbower, RN, asked: Some articles I have read indicated that if body fluid of patient even gets on someone's...
Posted on October 19, 2014
In this weekly feature, the editors of SpringBoard highlight one career in the health care professions including a basic description, educational requirements, core competencies/key skills needed, and related web sites and professional organizations where you can find more information!
The Director of Medical Records is responsible for maintaining the records of patients, in accordance with federal government regulations regarding patient...