1. A Convenient Destination

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    Getting sick is never convenient, but convenient care clinics aim to make feeling bad a little better. Take Sheila Walsh. She’s here so someone can look at a cut that wasn’t healing. “I removed the band aid and tore my skin. Well a week later it got infected, so I came over here,” says Walsh. With more than 9,000 similar clinics operating nationwide, more people than ever before are getting their needs met in places like Lee Memorial Health System’s Convenient Care clinic. “Convenient Care is the place to go for issues that need to be seen immediately. Such as an ear infection, sore throat, running a high fever, having a cough, if you cut yourself, lacerations, even minor broken bones,” says Dr. Tiffani Magee, who is a family and urgent care practitioner with Lee Memorial Health System. Add to that bladder issues, bug bites, rashes, sprains, strains, colds and the flu. Many patients have a family doctor, but need added support. “Now that we have a doctor shortage it’s hard to get in same day for a lot of issues that need to be seen that same day. So this would be the appropriate place for that,” says Dr. Magee. Convenient Care clinics are meant to co-exist with other healthcare settings. When people have urgent needs should be taken care of right away, but don’t need to go to the hospital. “An emergency room is the perfect place to go if you’re having chest pain, shortness of breath, you feel like you might be having a stroke, heart attack - those are things that need an emergency facility,” says Dr. Magee. Nationally, the most common diagnosis within convenient care is respiratory issue. The most common procedure is wound repair. Reassuring Sheila she came to the right place. “One, it’s very convenient to where I live. And two, I didn’t have to have an appointment,” says Walsh. Open seven days a week with extended hours, clinics like this are treating urgent issues with a dose of convenience. View More Health Matters video segments at leememorial.org/healthmatters/ Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of medical care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For nearly a century, we’ve been providing our community with everything from primary care treatment to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Visit leememorial.org

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    • Good Friday

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      How will you respond to the calls? This video is about call and response in American culture- ie. being completely dissatisfied and critical of all of the little things surrounding you when there's a larger issue at hand. This is short experimental video as it's my first time working with narrative. Repetition, motif, call and response.

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      • Be A Lifesaver - Support South Nassau's Emergency Department Campaign!

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        Your tax-deductible gift can help South Nassau Communities Hospital provide life-saving emergency services for the South Shore. Attend our events or make your gift online, and Be a Lifesaver!

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        • Little Club Heads TV Healthy Chit Chat Featuring Dr.Edward Lathan

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          Health Chit Chat makes family health and medical issues understandable and relatable.This episode features Dr.Edward Lathan an emergency medicine doctor talking about head injuries.

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          • VeinViewer Vision 2 Modes for Difficult Venous Access Patients

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            Demo Canada: http://www.carestreammedical.com/ USA/International: https://www.christiemed.com/ Vein Visualization Displays Veins Beneath the Surface Vein illumination with VeinViewer vein visualization technology can aid healthcare professionals in finding a good vein for venipuncture. Simply hold the device above the skin, and the vasculature is displayed on the surface of the skin. Easy to use, these vein finders may save valuable time for both nurses and patients. You’ll appreciate these features of vein illumination with VeinViewer's breakthrough device: Point and click – Simply aim the portable vein finder at an area of skin and click to locate the veins beneath the skin’s surface. Hands-free option – In situations that require hands-free use, the FLEX unit can attache to an IV pole or Table. Non-contact – Because the device has been designed not to come into contact with the patient, the device may not require sterilization between uses. Works in light or dark – The device effectively locates veins under light or dark lighting conditions. Rechargeable battery – The device doesn’t need to be plugged into an electrical outlet. Accuracy – Permanently aligned; center line accurate to less then the width of a human hair. Movement tolerant – Because the device shows the veins in real time, the device can accommodate patient movement, when operated properly, a critical feature for venous access procedures performed on children and restless or combative patients. Portable Vein Visualization Is Useful With a Variety of Patients Medical professionals know that venipuncture can be particularly challenging in some patients. Those with difficult venous access (DVA) can include: The elderly; Dark-skinned patients, whose veins may not be visible; Obese patients, whose veins may not be visible or palpable; Patients having many diagnostic or therapeutic intravenous procedures; Burn victims; Agitated or restless patients; Oncology patients on chemotherapy; Drug abusers. In fact, finding a suitable vein may pose a challenge on any patient. Clinicians who try vein illumination with VeinViewer’s breakthrough device will want to use it to assist with every venipuncture procedure, whether it is to draw blood or for an IV insertion procedure. There’s already enough stress on both ends of the needle without having trouble finding a vein. Why not help take the guesswork out of the process? The Cost of Failed Attempts Of all invasive medical procedures, venipuncture is the most common and these venipuncture attempts can fail. As a result: Intravenous therapy may not begin promptly; Physician intervention to access a difficult vein can erode productivity; Patients may endure unnecessary needlesticks and additional discomfort; Stress may increase for both patients and staff. Increased costs per procedure, (e.g., needles, catheters, gauze, etc.). It’s estimated that every attempt to insert a peripheral catheter can cost a facility about $32. Decreased staff productivity can occur because a missed vein requires the procedure to be repeated; productivity can be further impacted should the caregiver have to escalate the procedure to specialized staff. Higher costs may be incurred when alternative invasive procedures are required to gain venous access. The Good News With the use of the device, facilities may experience a higher first-attempt success rate, which could result in: Lower costs/procedure; Increased staff productivity; More timely treatment/diagnosis; A Must for Every Venous-Access Procedure The device is portable and lightweight. It’s as simple as pointing the device at an area of the skin and clicking to illuminate the veins beneath. And because it is non-contact, it can re-verify vein location after the site has been cleaned. The device runs on a rechargeable battery, so there’s no need to be near an electrical outlet. Because of these benefits and its ease of use, it’s not just good business sense to encourage use of vein illumination with VeinViewer's breakthrough device for every patient, it is good patient care. 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. The VeinViewer helps to perform blood draws by projecting a map of the peripheral veins on the skin. Remember, there is no substitute for a trained practitioner’s experience, but the VeinViewer can help simplify the task of locating the point of needle placement. The VeinViewer is so simple to use that it will become an indispensable tool, particularly for patients with difficult venous access (DVA). The simple instructions for utilizing the VeinViewer vein finder are detailed below.

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            • Life On Mars: Leila Zucker

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              In the year 2024, Mars One will launch four individuals on a one-way trip to Mars to set up a permanent human colony. The worldwide search for these civilian astronauts opened in April 2013, and received over 200,000 applications. Leila Zucker is a Mars One candidate. This is part one of an on-going exploration of mankind's fascination with Mars. In upcoming episodes, we'll examine current initiatives to build human settlements on the red planet.

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              • Spiritual Emergency & Rehabilitative Care: Brookings Health System, Brookings SD

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                Get more information at http://brookingshealth.org/Dougs_Gift. Watch Doug Neises of Elkton talk about how he turned to his spirituality for support after experiencing a life-threatening stroke.

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                • Inside Peek into an ER - Dr. Sudip Bose

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                  Check out this video to see what an inside of an emergency room is like.

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                  • Behind Closed Doors of MCH ER - Dr. Sudip Bose

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                    Watch this video to see what goes on behind closed doors of an ER!

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