Archive for March, 2011

Review of Blue Sky Scrubs

March 16, 2011

Some nurses, doctors, and other health care professionals have asked for inexpensive places to purchase scrubs and medical uniforms. There is one such place called Blue Sky Scrubs. They offer scrubs and uniforms for men and women. There are jackets, shirts, and medical coats. All of these are available in blue and other colors.

They also offer surgical scrub caps and hats for men and women. There are hundreds of fashionable designs with the headwear.

Accessories are available too. For the budget conscious person, there are scrubs for sale online.

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Advantages and disadvantages of using electronic communication between pts and healthcare providers

March 6, 2011

The use of electronic communication is one way in which technology is influencing changes in the delivery of healthcare today. I recently heard a physician interview on NPR (National Public Radio). The physician, a general practitioner, uses email to communicate with his patients. The physician’s rationale is that by using email he can respond to patients in a fast and efficient manner and perhaps save them a trip to the office. I see potential advantages as well as disadvantages with this form of communication. Use of e-mail is convenient and might be seen as increasing accessibility to the healthcare provider. One potential problem I see is in the area of cultural considerations as discussed in Chapter 3 of one of my Textbooks. Many cultures use body language and other nonverbal cues in communicating concerns or revealing symptoms. Without visual observation, the healthcare provider may miss important information required to make an accurate diagnosis.

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Data—Information

March 3, 2011

As defined, data are plain facts. When data are processed, organized, structured or presented in a given context so as to make them useful, this becomes information. Data themselves are fairly useless. But when these data are interpreted and processed to determine its true meaning, they become useful and can be called information. A database is a structured collection of individual data elements. A good database must contain the information needed to assist with solving an identified area of need. A database can be a powerful tool of information collection and allows discernment of that information. A well-structured database that allows for easy input by the end-user will enhance its use and increase the productivity of that end-user. Using a database provides an effective method to review and analyze data. This data can support decisions, provide solutions, and help with predicting outcomes. When identifying the requirements for a database, careful consideration should be given to the intended use of the data. Recognizing the current need and use of the data is important; however, recognizing the ongoing future need and use of the collection of data is ultimately what determines the worth and strength of the database. Databases capturing quality data can provide a foundation for future needs of an organization. Organizations have information everywhere. For example, sources of information are located in documents, spreadsheets, e-mails, presentations, and multiple databases. Proper management and integration of its data sources, will allow an organization to maximize the effective use of its information and truly harness the power of information.

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