Would you know how to “Stop the Bleed”?

Would you know what to do if you witnessed someone with life-threatening, uncontrolled bleeding?  The Department of Homeland Security’s “Stop the Bleed” campaign aims to equip you with this knowledge. Initiated earlier this year, the “Stop the Bleed” campaign teaches police officers, emergency medical services (EMS) and the general community about the proper application and … Continue reading Would you know how to “Stop the Bleed”?

Nurse shares joyful memories from medical mission trip

Nikki Vermeer, RN, spent last Christmas an ocean away from her family and working with people she’d never met before. Earlier that month, she stepped outside her comfort zone and onto the Africa Mercy, the world’s largest charity hospital ship, for a months-long medical mission trip that would change her life. “I taught the patients … Continue reading Nurse shares joyful memories from medical mission trip

Coping with the psychological impact of a mass shooting

Sadly, our nation again has experienced what can only be described as a horrific event. The mass shooting in a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, is considered to be the deadliest mass shooting in United States history. Not only were 50 individuals killed, but more than 50 have apparently been brought to local hospitals for treatment. In … Continue reading Coping with the psychological impact of a mass shooting

Journal publication requirement, an edge to medical residency program

Before joining Baylor Scott & White Health, Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas resident Philip Edmundson, MD, had limited exposure to the world of research. “I was a philosophy major in undergrad, so I didn’t do any research as an undergraduate,” said Dr. Edmundson, a third-year post-graduate resident from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical … Continue reading Journal publication requirement, an edge to medical residency program