Vein Viewing System

In use in over 2000 hospitals, the AccuVein AV300 is a revolutionary tool for helping to locate veins for medical procedures. It is portable and lightweight, weighing only 10 ounces (280g).

It is as simple to use as pointing the device at an area of the skin and clicking to display the peripheral veins beneath.

Since the device has been designed to be non-contact, no sterilization between uses may be needed. It runs on a rechargeable battery, so it doesn’t need to be plugged in to an electrical outlet.

The AccuVein AV300 is useful for a variety of patients in many settings and serves to supplement existing venipuncture techniques.

Benefits:

For Nurses…
Of all invasive medical procedures, venipuncture is the most common and these venipuncture attempts can fail. As you know, when drawing blood or performing an IV insertion procedure on a patient whose veins are difficult to access, the potential for multiple needle sticks goes up and the time available to care for other patients goes down.

For Physicians…
Whether drawing blood specimens or starting IVs, venipuncture is the most commonly performed invasive medical procedure. It is also one that frequently requires additional time and multiple attempts to be successful. In fact, establishing IV access in difficult patients can take up to 10 minutes.

For Administrators…
Whether drawing blood specimens or starting IVs, venipuncture is the most commonly performed invasive medical procedure. And it is one that frequently requires multiple attempts to be successful, so it is no wonder patients can become needle phobic.

For Patients…
Are you worried about venipuncture complications?
Picture this: You go to your physician for a routine checkup. Lab work is ordered. When the nurse tries to insert the needle into your vein, she misses. You have to be stuck again, maybe more than once. Something you thought would be over quickly takes multiple attempts and inflicts more pain than you bargained for.

For Phlebotomists…
Venipuncture is the most common invasive medical procedure, but even in the skillful hands of a phlebotomist, it can be a challenge. The AccuVein AV300 is a breakthrough device that can help locate the patient’s peripheral veins easily and quickly by displaying the position of the veins on the patient’s skin.

For Emergency Medical Services…
Emergency physicians can treat patients more quickly if they arrive in the Emergency Department with an IV already in place. But in the back of a speeding ambulance, inserting a needle into a vein isn’t always easy. Wouldn’t it be nice if someone invented a medical device that assisted in pinpointing the location of veins beneath the skin? Someone has; it’s the AccuVein AV300.

For Educators…
Finding a vein can challenge even the most seasoned healthcare professional; for those learning phlebotomy or IV insertions skills, learning how to find a vein can seem impossible.

Read more here:

http://www.utasmaju.com.my/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=60:vein-viewing-system-av300&catid=15:critical-care&Itemid=23

TIPS FOR HIGHLY SENSITIVE PEOPLE

  1. Respect and nurture yourself – remember you are sensitive, NOT weak!
  2. Protect your feelings – develop boundaries, limit risks.
  3. Appreciate your gifts – intuition and creativity grow with use.
  4. Manage change – smaller steps are preferable.
  5. Avoid over-stimulation – not too many activities or people.
  6. Practice meditation – daily for best results.
  7. Heal old pain – to lighten the load on your nervous system.
  8. Develop your spirituality – explore and go deeper.
  9. Protect your sleep – time to settle, soothing activity in evening.
  10. Simplify and organize – untidiness and disorder over-stimulate.

 

When you think you are hungry – read this before you eat!

EMOTIONAL VS. PHYSICAL HUNGER

Are you eating because you’re physically hungry or because you feel something is lacking inside of you? Have you lost conscious contact with yourself as well as what you feel? Do you use food as a means of stuffing, numbing or otherwise easing your emotional discomfort? Are you lost, afraid and unsure, longing to find what you feel is lacking? Perhaps these descriptions of the differences between physical and emotional hunger will help you decide.

Emotional Hunger

Comes on all of the sudden. One minute you aren’t even thinking about food and the next you are starving. Your desire to eat goes from zero to 100 within a very short period of time.
Makes you crave certain foods. It doesn’t matter that you eat, but that you eat very specific types of food such as pasta, pizza, chocolate or a cheeseburger. With emotional eating, you must have your favorite foods–substitutes simply will not do!

Is experienced “above the neck.” Emotional cravings begin in the mouth and mind. That’s right, it’s all “in your head.” The mouth wants to taste that special treat while your mind spins with thoughts of what it will be like when you put that first bite in your mouth.
Is urgent. You have to have what you want and you’ve got to have it right now. It’s all about the “quick fix” and instant gratification.

Is often connected to painful emotions and stress. You just had a fight with a friend; your boss just dumped more work on your desk; or you just opened your credit card bill and don’t know how you are going to pay.

Involves mindless or absent-minded eating. You don’t even realize you are doing it. At times it can even feel like someone else is putting the food on your tongue and moving it toward your mouth. Next thing you know the whole box of cookies or pizza is gone.

Doesn’t stop when your body signals it’s full. Emotional eating stems from the need to stuff, numb and cover-up painful feelings. You keep eating and eating to deaden the pain; consuming two, three, four or more helpings until you may even become physically ill from being overly full.

Creates feelings of guilt, shame, remorse and self-loathing that are constant companions to the food. The paradox of emotional eating involves eating to feel better, but only feeling worse and then eating more. Vows to “never do it again” or to go on a diet, skip the next meal or exercise to burn it all off are never ending.

Physical Hunger

Comes on gradually. First there’s a little rumble in your tummy; an hour later that rumble turns into a growl. Physical hunger involves a slow, steady progression of clues that it is time to eat.
Doesn’t care what you eat, as long as you eat. You may have certain preferences for food, but you are flexible and open to a variety of options.

Originates in the stomach and is felt in the body. You may even begin to feel the gnawing, emptiness in your stomach as pain.

Doesn’t need immediate gratification. Physical hunger is patient. It would prefer that you eat sooner than later, but doesn’t insist that you eat right away.

Is the direct result of a physical need. Physical hunger occurs because your body has used all the food you previously fed it, or it has been several hours since your last meal. You may even experience light-headedness, dizziness or low energy if it’s been a really long time since you last ate.

Involves a conscious choice to eat. You are aware you are hungry and have decided to eat in order to fulfill your physical need. You deliberately pick what and how much you want to eat.

Simply stops when you are full. Physical hunger revolves around a need to nourish and fuel the body. As soon as the need is fulfilled, the eating stops.

Understands eating is necessary. There is no guilt, shame, remorse or negative feelings involved. The person realizes they have to eat to live, and that’s all.

Understands eating is necessary.There is no guilt, shame, remorse or negative feelings involved. The person realizes they have to eat to live, and that’s all.

Read More here:

http://www.livestrong.com/article/14885-emotional-vs-physical-hunger/

 

 

Astounding benefits of Bananas

Bananas Provide Energy

  • Because of the abundance of vitamins and minerals, bananas are a great source of natural energy.
  • Eating only two bananas will give you enough energy to exercise or workout for an hour and a half.
  • Bananas are also ideal for eating during that midday lull when you feel tired and sluggish.
  • Instead of drinking caffeine or having a sugary snack, bananas provide a level of energy that lasts longer without the dramatic crash caused by caffeine.

Bananas are good for your heart and nerves:

  • Because they are rich in potassium, bananas help the body’s circulatory system deliver oxygen to the brain.
  • This also helps maintain a regular heartbeat and a proper balance of water in the body.
  • Potassium is also helpful for reducing strokes and regulating blood pressure because of the way it promotes circulatory health.

Healthier Stomach

  • Bananas are high in fiber, a carbohydrate that helps regulate your digestive system. Bananas also contain pectin, which helps to improve overall digestion and prevents constipation.
  • Not only that, but bananas also have an antacid effect, which helps prevent ulcers and ulcer damage in the stomach. In fact, eating bananas may even reduce your risk for stomach cancer. If you tend to have stomach troubles, then try adding bananas to your diet to see if it improves your digestion.

Bananas Can Lift Your Spirits

  • Bananas have a chemical called tryptophan – the same chemical that turkey contains.
  • This mood regulating substance contains a level of protein that helps the mind relax so you feel happier.
  • According to Bananasaver.com, people suffering from depression often report feeling better after eating a banana.

Increase Your Brain Power with Bananas

  • In addition to banana health benefits, they can also help you with your mind.
  • Bananasaver.com discusses a study with 200 students who were asked to eat one banana three times a day – breakfast, recess and lunchtime – along with their normal meals.

Bananas are Rich in Iron

  • For people suffering from a deficiency in iron, bananas help to give your body the iron that it needs.
  • As a result, they help promote hemoglobin production so your blood can clot faster in case of a cut or serious injury.

Peels Can Be Used to Treat Warts

  • The outside of the banana peel also has healing and beneficial properties for the human body.
  • If you have a wart on your foot, wrapping a banana peel around your foot so that the exterior of the peel rubs against the wart will help it go away in a matter of time.
  • To keep the peel in place, you can wrap tape around it for better results.

Helps a person quit cigarettes

When people try to kick a smoking habit, they often suffer from nicotine withdrawal symptoms. Medical research has proved that bananas can aid the management of nicotine withdrawal symptoms, thus decreasing the chances of a future relapse.

Read more here:

http://thetaoofgoodhealth.com/6-awesome-health-benefits-of-bananas-9/

http://www.lifescript.com/food/articles/0/14_banana_health_benefits_you_might_not_know_about.aspx

 


Will Honey and Lemon Drops With Hot Water Reduces Body Weight..?

 

Yes! Honey and lemon is an old well-known weight loss tip. Lemon juice when squeezed into a nice amount of water can assist in weight loss by creating a more alkaline environment in the body. By consuming alkaline foods such as honey lemon and drinks we are flushing our bodies of the excess acids (detoxify) and therefore beginning on our journey of losing weight.

If you want to lose weight, try drinking a cup of warm water mixture and lemon juice in the morning. Not only helps to increase metabolism, vitamin content of the lemon will also keep you fresh throughout the day.

Other Benefits:

Boosts your immune system

Balances pH

Aids digestion

Acts as a gentle, natural diuretic

Clears skin

Hydrates the lymph system

Maintains blood sugar levels

Reduces the risk of early-aging signs

 

Guide to Generic buying of Medicines

Dear Friends,

NOW BUYING MEDICINES IS A LOT CHEAPER:

Medicines are prescribed by their brand names by the doctors and not by GENERIC name and what we actually pay are a lot more than its generic value. Follow these simple steps to save your hard earned money. The information is useful for the pensioner friends who are taking medicines for a long period, for deceases like hypertension, diabetics, etc:

1. Log on to www.medguideindia.com
2. Click on “Drugs”
3. Click on “Brand”
4. Type the brand name which you are using [e.g. metocard XL 50mg].The site will also help you with drop down menu. Click “Search”.
5. Click on ”Generics”. It will display the ingredients of the tablet.
6. Click on “Matched Brands with above Constituents”.
7. Don’t be surprised to see that same drug is available at a very low cost also. For example, Metocard XL 50 is for Rs.62.00 and the same drug by Cipla [Mepol] is available only @ Rs.7.00.

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World’s smallest baby survives

A little girl who’s believed to be the smallest surviving baby in the world has been sent home from the hospital.

Rumaisa Rahman was born in September weighing only 8.6 ounces (244 grams). That’s about the size of a cellphone.

She was discharged on Tuesday from Loyola University Medical Center in the Chicago suburb of Maywood. She currently weighs 5.5 pounds and is more than 16 inches long.

A Loyola doctor says Rumaisa’s prognosis is very good and she’s expected to develop normally.

Her fraternal twin sister, Hiba, was discharged on January 9. Hiba was only one pound, four ounces at birth but now weighs in at 8.5 pounds.

The babies’ 23-year-old mother developed pre-eclampsia, a disorder characterized by high blood pressure, during pregnancy. The condition endangered Rumaisa and her mother, prompting a C-section at 26 weeks. Normal gestation is 40 weeks.

The twins were placed on ventilators for a few weeks and fed intravenously for a week or two until nurses could give them breast milk through feeding tubes. They were able to start drinking from bottles after about 10 weeks.

Madeline Mann, the previous record holder as smallest known surviving premature baby, returned to Loyola Hospital last year for a celebration. Now 15, she was described as a lively honor student, though small for her age, at 4 feet and 7 inches.

According to the hospital, more than 1,700 newborns weighing less than 2 pounds have been cared for there in the past 20 years.

Stephen Davidow, a hospital spokesman, said a routine delivery costs about $6,000, while caring for a premature baby costs about $5,000 a day. Rumaisa is covered by Medicaid, hospital officials said.

YAWNING COOLS YOUR BRAIN

To most, yawning is a sign of sleepiness. But a new study shows that it could also be the body’s way of cooling down the brain.

Researchers  found that people are more likely to yawn in the wintertime, since the temperature of the outside air is cooler than their internal body temp. That’s because when you yawn, you bring outside air into your body and when you yawn to bring in cold air, it cools down your brain.

The researchers concluded that warmer temperatures provide no relief for overheated brains, which, according to the thermoregulatory theory of yawning, stay cool via a heat exchange with the air drawn in during a yawn.

Researchers also found that people are also less likely to yawn when the outside temperature is either equal to or higher than the internal body temperature. The study was based on 160 people in Arizona, who was found to yawn twice as often in the wintertime as they do in the summertime.

The yawning finding could also help to explain why people feel more tired when they are warm, The Telegraph reported. Body temperatures are highest when a person is about to sleep.

“Brains are like computers. They operate most efficiently when cool, and physical adaptations have evolved to allow maximum cooling of the brain.”