Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Responsibility of Pharmacists in the Dynamic U.S. Healthcare Sector


“Good medicine is the lifeline for patients.”

Who does not need medicine in this era of population and pollution both? But to provide the best and the most accurate medicine identifying a patient’s problem is what only certified Pharmacists can do. Nearly every specialty or area of healthcare is practiced by Pharmacists, though not most of know that. Their medication expertise is required in different sector of healthcare. Pharmacists practice patient medication study to dispensing medicines to them to providing  immunizations to observing their response to medications and their health progress, so that medication therapies can be improvised. 

Role Pharmacists play  
The different categories of a Pharmacist’s role are as given below:

  • providing patient education related to the usage of prescriptions and non-prescribed medications, 
  • while also providing population-focused care in institutional facilities,
  • educating and advising doctors, physicians, specialists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals on medication therapies and decisions to be taken on that basis. 
  • Being skilled at composing drugs, balancing their chemical and physical elements, and deciding upon their manufacture by analyzing their use.
  • ensuring drug capacity and effects to reduce harm to the human body. 

Professional Duties
Pharmacists are experts in medicine studies, manufacturing and dispensing experts. They pay attention to details of their patients’ health and look into remedies and therapies that improve their wellness. The chief aim of their medical specialty care is to attain optimistic results from the usage of medication which fosters patients’ quality of life with minimal probabilities of risk. Pharmacists take charge:     

  • Disease cure;
  • Eradicate or atleast lessen symptoms;
  • Stop a slow disease process;
  • Diagnose and prevent illness; and
  • Take care of patient’s physiological health too

According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Median Pay of Pharmacists in 2016 was $122,230 per year and $58.77 per hour. They are eligible to work as Pharmacists only when they have an entry-level educational degree, which is a Doctoral or a professional degree. Pharmacists-offered medication error evaluation can discover and decrease medication disagreements, and can lessen harmful drug effects or consequent healthcare issues.

Pharmacists Services in the United States
Medical research in the United States has mentioned few major Pharmacist services, which prove their concentration on undeviating patient care in a variety of medical settings and healing areas, targeting chronic conditions as well as major diseases such as diabetes Cardiovascular disease, HIV, Hypertension, Oncology, Anticoagulation, etc. So, let us see what those services are:
  • Medicine and therapy management
  • Medication reconciliation
  • Disease prevention services through screening and protection
  • Psychological education and behavioral guidance
  • Team collaborative models for medical care 

Pharmacies need such healthcare professionals as their responsibilities are versatile  for highly effective patient healing and recovery from illness. USA needs such medical professionals for the improvement of the healthcare sector and for improving the outlook on a healthy lifestyle which leads to a healthy society.


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Monday, April 17, 2017

Top 3 Health Issues Which are Affecting Women’s Health

Irrespective of gender, diseases are the common uninvited guests in every human being’s life. But specifically, the health condition of women is now a very crucial matter of concern. We all are aware of the fact that diseases like PCOS, breast cancer, etc. are mostly present among women. But, there are some common, as well as critical health complications like heart diseases, osteoporosis, etc., which are gradually affecting women's health more than men. Some of the top global women’s health specialists from different medical fields have pointed out 3 major health hazards of women in the present days. Let’s take a look at what they are, what are the causes and who are at risk.

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Women's Health Specialists Email Lists

Heart disease 
As per a recent research by Mayoclinic, heart disease has been considered as the leading cause of death among the women in the United States. The women who are not living a healthy lifestyle, are currently under immense threat of heart disease. The situation becomes more complicated for women in case of having a heart attack. Unlike men, most of the times women hardly feel any severe symptom like chest pain. On the contrary, they usually feel heart attack symptoms which are unrelated to chest pain, like- shortness of breath, sweating, discomfort in neck, jaw, shoulder or upper back, etc. High blood pressure, diabetes, excessive smoking, menopause, anxiety, etc. can be the major reasons for developing heart diseases among women.

Breast cancer 
As per World Health Organization’s (WHO) 2013 report, breast cancer had taken more than 5,08,000 women's’ lives across the world in 2011. And the saddest part is, the situation is only getting worse. Presently, 1 in every 8 women in the United States is developing breast cancer. Some of the most common breast cancer symptoms are- inverted nipple, breast pain, sore nipple, bloody nipple discharge, swollen lymph nodes in armpits or neck, any change in the size/shape of breast or nipple, etc. Even though the actual reasons of breast cancer could not be identified, some recent medical studies have come out with some common risk factors, which includes- inherited BRCA1 and BRCA2, late pregnancy, having dense breasts, family history of breast cancer, etc.

PCOS 
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is one of the leading endocrine conditions which are severely affecting women of reproductive age. As per the National Institutes of Health’s report of US Department of Health and Human Services, 5-10% women between the age group of 18-44 are at risk of PCOS. Not only that, women who have obesity or have someone in their family (like mother or sister) with PCOS, they are also at risk. The exact number of PCOS affected women is not recorded. But, the women’s health specialists like obstetrician and gynaecologists, endocrinologists and expert medical researchers have estimated that 1 in every 10-15 women are getting affected by this disease nowadays. Some of the common PCOS symptoms are- menstrual irregularities, infertility, excess hair growth, obesity, etc.

The list does not end here. There are other major health complications which are affecting the health of the women. For example, women usually have a chance of developing osteoporosis after menopause, as the oestrogen hormone decreases at that time which is responsible for protecting bones. Researchers have come out with the fact that women are twice likely to experience severe depression than men. More awareness needs to be spread and more women’s health specialists should effectively take the responsibility to fight this situation. Because it’s never possible for a society to proceed towards betterment if its pillar is struggling hard to live a healthy life.


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Source: 
www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heart-disease/in-depth/heart-disease/art-20046167;www.who.int/cancer/detection/breastcancer/en/index1.html;http://www.medicinenet.com/breast_cancer_facts_stages/article.htm;https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/breast/basic_info/risk_factors.htm;www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/PCOS/conditioninfo/Pages/symptoms.aspx

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Facts about the Nephrology in the U.S.


Nephrologist
Nephrologist

 
Did you know that approximately 26 million Americans suffer from acute kidney disease; say about 1 in 9. This gets even serious as studies prove that 570,000+ Americans are reported of kidney failure which is also known by many as end-stage renal disease. The Kidney Health Initiative (KHI) in USA works upon bettering patient conditions and supporting process of new therapies for all kidney patients.

  • The innovation and launch of new Nephrology drugs in the United States has significantly helped the treatment of patients with kidney diseases.

Did you know that kidney diseases can vary in the occurrence depending on race and ethnicity? Sad, but true as the facts are concerned:
  • Afro-Americans are more likely to suffer from kidney failure as compared to white counterparts, due to hypertension. Having said that, African-Americans are 4 times more prone to getting kidney failure than Caucasians.
  • Caucasians are, on the other hand, 2 times less likely than Hispanics and American Indians when it comes to getting a kidney failure.
What does kidney failure result in?
  • Kidney failure can cause hypertension which may be diagnosed in 80% of kidney patients.
  • Besides, heart disease and heart attacks can be caused by kidney failure too.
Now let us get run you through 5 prime interconnected Nephrology workforce problems that come up every year:

The number of Nephrologists needed per year
Over the past few years, there has been a decline in the number of USA Allopathic medical school graduates and international medical graduates opting for Nephrology. Academic year 2014-15 saw 8% drop in the fellows entering the Nephrology specialty, which went even worse in 2015–16. Surveys indicated that the issues in attracting well-qualified Nephrology fellows can be a cause the numbers are decreasing. The demand and supply may be gradually becoming slow. Fortunately, the new “all-in” policy is probably going to help in the increase of the applicant numbers in Nephrology.

The location distribution of Nephrologists
The distribution of Nephrologists is not even across the USA and even the distribution of kidney patients is very vague. The fellowship programs’ location allocation is not in lines with the regions of requirement. So, the graduates of present programs have chosen the Executive Summary stay in the regions they are trained in. There is a need to identify the areas of major need for Nephrologists and to pass on those reports to policy-makers and fellows both. So, if there is any slowdown in the increase in the number if entrants into this specialty, it should be checked attentively.

Future career paths for Nephrologists
With the increase in the division of kidney treatment included with procedures indicating their relation to other specialties which include hospitalists, there remains a message of uncertainty of the application of such procedures in the future. Given that, the growing for-profit dialysis providers and the time spent in observing dialysis care, along side accelerating pressure to yield more income add up to making the specialty less captivating and profitable to the existing as well as potential Nephrologists. Their roles and responsibilities should be watched upon closely aligned with the health care system that is constantly moving towards  population-centric health care. If given attention these features, Nephrology may become more alluring a field to most internists in the future.

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Monday, April 3, 2017

6 Steps to become a successful Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

Do you know who is the villain of the house?- the corner of the dinner table. There is no one in the world who does not know the unbearable pain of getting hit by the corner of the table. Well, if this pain is too hard to bear, how would you feel if the nurse anesthetist just ignores to do his/her job before your surgery? Yes, the result will be unimaginable suffering! Nurse Anesthetists (certified registered nurse anesthetist or CRNA) take care of the anesthesia services in the wide range of healthcare solutions- from the critical surgeries in hospital emergency rooms to the dentist's office. Here are the top 6 steps that one should take to become a certified registered nurse anesthetist.

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Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Email List


Step 1- The Bachelors Degree
You need to have a bachelors degree of science in nursing (BSN). In order to get the registered nursing license, you need to pass the examination of registered nurses, which is NCLEX-RN.

Step 2- Start getting experience
Like any other profession, just holding a degree is not sufficient to become a certified registered nurse anesthetist- you need to have a proper working experience to get better career opportunities. It is always a good to start with internships. From there you can pick a program for entry-level job placement.

Step 3- Be ready to work for long hours
Just remove the idea of “fixed working hours” from your mind. The activity of a nurse anesthetist starts even before the whole procedure begins. First, s/he has to do a pre-operative screening to understand specific anesthesia needs of the patient. Even after performing the anesthesia, the nurse has to thoroughly observe the patient throughout the course and has to be ready to respond whenever the patients need.

Step 4- Learn to be good with the patients
An expert nurse anesthetist knows how to be good with people. They need to maintain direct contact with the patients- especially when they are going through the most critical phase of their lives. Their good behaviour can help a patient to improve their self-confidence that can increase the chance of success of their surgery. At this stage, the skill of proper patient care makes a nurse anesthetist better professional than the others.

Step 5- Develop clear understanding of different procedure and use of equipment
Last but not the least, a nurse anesthetist has to be an expert in the several forms of anesthesia procedures like oral, through injection, inhalational, etc. These nursing professionals should have a clear understanding of the pharmacology and the technical machinery which are used to monitor patients throughout the entire anesthesia procedure.

Step 6- The final degrees
It is necessary to complete the master’s of science in nursing (MSN). After getting this degree, one has to pass the certification examination that will finally allow you to become a “certified registered nurse anesthetist” (CRNA).

According to the 2016-17 Occupational Outlook Handbook of the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median national annual salary for CRNAs is $1,53,780. Well, the actual salary amount depends on the specialisation within this nursing field, location of the hospital and of course, based on the years of experience.

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Source: allnursingschools.com/articles/become-nurse-anesthetist/;http://nursejournal.org/articles/10-ways-to-get-experience-in-nursing/
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