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AI and Machine Learning – Changing the Health Care Landscape

But Don’t Exclude Sterile Processing from Key Discussions By David Taylor, MSN, RN, CNOR Ancient papyrus revealed Egyptian medical practice was highly advanced and doctors performed the first surgery more than 3,500 years ago (2750 BC).[1, 2] Since then, medicine has...

The Concept of Modular Credentials

By James X. Stobinski, PhD, RN, CNOR, CSSM (E) Recently, during the question and answer period following a presentation, I was asked how the Competency and Credentialing Institute (CCI) is evolving in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The context for this question...

Reopening to the New Normal

By Bill Prentice From early March through the end of April, it seemed that almost everyone I talked to used the word “coronavirus” or “COVID-19” at some point in our conversation. ASCA staff worked seven days a week during that time, conferring with federal and state...

Why Air Disinfection Systems are Becoming an Increasingly Vital Component of Patient Care

Sponsored by Avante Health Solutions By Brent Kramer Medical facilities are incorporating air filtration systems to help safeguard patients and staff from coronavirus transmission. As coronavirus restrictions ease across the United States, medical facilities are...

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The Power Behind HIIT

The Power Behind HIIT

By Miguel J. Ortiz High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) has been used worldwide by professional athletes and coaches to help clients achieve anything from their general athletic aspirations to improving speed and agility. The types of circuits and different...

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Diet May Help Preserve Cognitive Function

Diet May Help Preserve Cognitive Function

According to a recent analysis of data from two major eye disease studies, adherence to the Mediterranean diet – high in vegetables, whole grains, fish, and olive oil – correlates with higher cognitive function. Dietary factors also seem to play a role in slowing...

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The Impact of Harmony vs. Practicality

The Impact of Harmony vs. Practicality

By Daniel Bobinski Did you know that people can be motivated – or demotivated – simply by their surroundings? This article is the third in a series about the six learned (extrinsic) motivators. In the first installment, I examined the different ways people are...

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Another Win for the Mediterranean Diet

Another Win for the Mediterranean Diet

By Charlyn Fargo Here’s yet another reason to try the Mediterranean diet, which is actually not a strict diet at all but a pattern of eating that focuses on fresh, whole foods and avoids highly processed foods. New research finds it may support healthy aging. And who...

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