How Vascular Surgery Kept This Veteran on His Feet
George Young is a regular at ProMedica Wildwood Athletic Club. The 70-year old former member of the Marines and National Guard knows the importance of staying fit. But just a couple of years ago, his workout routine was threatened when he started having pain and numbness in his foot. Then, some of his toes turned black The symptoms were a result of acute limb ischemia — a lack of blood flow to a limb after a piece of plaque broke off in George’s artery. “With an acute limb ischemia it happens all of a sudden,” explained David Paolini, MD , Jobst Vascular Institute . “You have an occlusion, that artery is down and you have no way to get blood around it except a few little twigs of arteries.” This may result in…
How Specialty Certification Influences Professional Practice : Journal of Nursing Administration
Certified Nurses Day (March 19) honors nurses worldwide who contribute to better patient outcomes through board certification in their specialty. In this month’s Magnet® Perspectives column, Sharon Vanairsdale, MS, APRN, ACNS-BC, NP-C, CEN, program director for Emory University Hospital’s Serious...
Pity the Parents of Special Needs Children: Effects & Coping
The demands of having special needs children have a definite effect on parents.
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ProMedica OnDemand: How Virtual Doc Visits Improve Patient Access
Modern technology has changed the experience of doctor house calls. Apps are making it easy to video chat with a doctor for quick and convenient medical consultation According to information and analytics firm IHS , the annual number of virtual doctor consults are growing rapidly and expected to reach up to 5.4 million by 2020. Major insurance carriers are following suit with the trend by expanding coverage to include these virtual visits Earlier this year, ProMedica launched its virtual visit service, ProMedica OnDemand , which allows patients to talk with U.S. board-certified providers from a mobile app or website. The service offers 24/7 access for patients of all ages. “ProMedica OnDemand offers patients a convenient, affordable…