Top 10 Things Every Nurse Should Know About The Lab

Top 10 Things Every Nurse Should Know About The Lab

Nurses are awesome! They survived nursing school (no small feat) and really just want to go to work everyday and take care of their patients in an efficient manner. I totally understand. I’m here to facilitate that with my top 10, served up with a little satire...

Do Engaged Patients Really Cost More?

Even though I’m not convinced it’s going to cost more, the LA Times recently published an article that quickly grabbed my attention because of the title, “Patients who helped with medical choices had higher bills: study”. Shared decision-making...

Find Credible Health Information on the Internet

  Chances are you are 1 of the 80% of people who search the Internet for health information. I recommend that you proceed with caution in doing that, if you have not yet been to see your doctor. It’s important that you see your doctor regarding any new health...

10 Things to Know About Patient Advocacy

  A patient advocate can be a family member, trusted friend or professional advocate who will support the patient and family during a hospitalization or when navigating the health care system in general. What does an advocate do? Advocates for the Patients’...

How to Build a Better Relationship with Your Provider

Do you have an agenda? I recently came across an article on the doctor and patient relationship as told from the perspective of Dr. J. Blake Long (Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center). He provides an insightful narrative on the changing nature of the doctor and patient...