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March 2017

O2 treatment for lung/ heart disease

The iconic scene from fight club when Brad Pitt’s character claims that oxygen “gets you high,” and further implies that the oxygen relaxes you allowing you to be calm during an emergency. On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, from 8-9am PST Dr. J.K. Gude will hold a case presentation and discussion on O2 treatment for lung/ heart disease. This talk should be a fascinating review. For years we have known the deleterious health effects of providing a patient with 100 percent oxygen for an extended length of time.

Hand sanitizers are efficient, but use caution

               Hand sanitizers(HS) are efficient and inexpensive goods that can decrease the numbers of microorganisms on the skin, but ingesting or inappropriately using these products can produce health risks. Researchers;Cynthia Santos, MD; Stephanie Kieszak, MPH; Alice Wang, Ph.D.; Royal Law, Ph.D.; Joshua Schier, MD; and Amy Wolkin, Ph.D conducted experiments on the safety of hand sanitizers. 

    The CDC states that hand sanitizers are not as effective when hands are visibly dirty or greasy.

Mr. Yuck is green!

Hand sanitizers are efficient and inexpensive goods that can decrease microorganisms on the skin, but ingestion or inappropriate use can be connected with health risks. Researchers; Cynthia Santos, MD; Stephanie Kieszak, MPH; Alice Wang, Ph.D.; Royal Law, Ph.D.; Joshua Schier, MD; Amy Wolkin, DrPH conducted these experiments. 
It is well known in the world of chemistry that several hand sanitizers contain a large percentage of alcohol. TheCDCwrites that they are more efficient at killing microorganisms and better tolerated than soap and water.

Patient Safety Awareness Week March 12-18, 2017

March 12–18 isPatient Safety Awareness Week. 
There are numerous approaches that we can learn and deploy to help us keep our patients safe.

Effective measures include: 
-Become well versed on issues that affect patient safety
-Learn how to prevent patient falls
-Marking and verifying the correct surgical site
-Not using unapproved medical abbreviations
-Obtaining a thorough medical history from the patient and include   their family members if appropriate
-Communication and teamwork goes a long way in healthcare

Rhabdomyolysis & Diabetic Ketoacidosis.

Rhabdomyolysisis a potentially lethal disorder characterized by the death of muscle fibers and the release of their enzymes into the circulation. From a literature review, some patients withdiabetic ketoacidosis (DKA)have developed rhabdomyolysis. The physiology causing rhabdomyolysis in DKA patients remains unresolved. OnWednesday, March 15, 2017, from 8-9am PSTDr. J.K. Gude will hold a case presentation and discussion onRhabdomyolysis & Diabetic Ketoacidosis.
Please review the time in your location for this ONLINE presentation.

Depression can be treated

Depression can happen to anybody.  It causes mental anguish and affects people’s ability to carry out everyday tasks.  Fortunately, depression can be prevented and treated. #letstalk 

Volunteering: The Heart of America

Volunteering: The Heart of America
"Volunteers have impacted humanity and economic development on a global scale. Organizations such as the Peace Corps, Volunteer Match, AmeriCorps, Habitat for Humanity and United We Serve, United Way, Doctors without Borders, Boys&Girls Clubs, and Volunteers4Humanity provide a platform for volunteers to expand their outreach even more. If you are passionate about helping others and advocating for a cause, a career in social work may be the perfect fit for you.

International Women's Day 2017

International Women's Day(IWD) is observed on March 8th, 2017.  IWD is celebrated across the globe and brings attention to the cultural, economic, financial, literary, political, and social achievements of women. #BEBOLDFORCHANGE.  

Volunteers4Humanity has witnessed the need for gynecologic and obstetric care in third world areas. Our continued International Women's Day Pledge is to provide medical education, medical training in the use of advanced surgical methods, and dental hygiene.


The term jaundice is used to describe an acquired yellowish or greenish hue of the skin. Jaundice is a sign that has many different causes ranging from mild to fatal. On Wednesday, March 8, 2017, from 8-9am PST Dr. J.K. Gude will hold a case presentation and discussion on Jaundice. 
Please review the time in your international location for this ONLINE presentation.
International Times for this discussion:
San Francisco- at 8:00 AM PST
New York- at 11:00 AM EST
Port-au-Prince (Haiti)- at 11:00AM

Medical Assistants

Volunteers, are you looking to kick start a career in healthcare, but you want to do something with a less traditional path to a vocation? Maybe training as a medical assistant could answer both your medical questions and quell your concerns about this field of medicine?

The Medical Board of California provide information to obtain your medical assistance status. One process is to train without certification, and the other is to train with certification. Below we list the essence of training for a medical assistant position as denoted by the Medical Board.