With disease constantly becoming more resistant to modern medicine, healthcare must also update its methods to fight infection. Infection control in the healthcare setting is critical in deciding patient outcomes.This knowledge base gives health professionals the tools to truly empower healthcare professionals and shape their clients' outcomes.
Time lost is brain lost…when it comes to a stroke. That’s an important concept, since stroke is a leading cause of disability in the United States; if not treated right away, a stroke can leave its victims disabled physically, mentally, and emotionally. As soon as a stroke occurs the clock starts ticking, and the sooner the person having a stroke can get medical attention the better the chance for a good outcome. This program takes a look at risk factors, symptoms and the various ways to intervene and limit the damage from a stroke. If administered promptly, clot-busting medications, and mechanical and surgical interventions are among the treatments that help patients make a full recovery.
For centuries, many have labored under the false perception that epilepsy is a permanently debilitating condition, ironic given the success of such epileptics as Alexander the Great and actor Danny Glover. This program follows four people with the disease who have taken control of their lives with the help of their families, epilepsy education, and advancement in therapies. Dr. Martha Morrell, professor of neurology at Columbia University, and Dr. John Pellock, pediatric neurologist at Virginia Commonwealth University, explain how to recognize a seizure, provide tips to ensure a seizure treatment plan, and describe seizure first aid.