For some people, going to the doctor or facing a hospital stay can be a high-stress event. Even if it’s a simple yearly check-up at your doctor’s office, you may experience anxiety, sweaty palms, or raised blood pressure. This is sometimes called “White Coat Hypertension” or “White Coat Syndrome” among medical professionals.
This week we can’t wait to introduce you to another of our special Acuity #healthcareheroes! Please meet Julie Kanyuch, critical care nurse and nursing supervisor at our Belmont Ohio Valley campus.
We’d like to share an interview with you this week to introduce you to another one of the #healthcareheroes who make Acuity a special place for healthcare and healing. Esteban Cardona is one of the team members who works tirelessly behind the scenes to make sure that our clinical staff receives just as much care as they give their patients.
We’re all ready to be outside and take advantage of the sunshine and warm temperatures now that summer has arrived. This sun exposure can be good for your mood and energy levels, but too much can cause sun damage to your skin which can be very harmful and result in future health complications.
You’ve seen the hashtag, but today we’d like to introduce you to one of the #healthcareheroes we’ve come to depend on. Rick Bain is a respiratory therapist and member of the Acuity family who is on the front line, helping people recover from serious respiratory illness every day. Check out the interview to see what it’s like working in a Long Term Acute Care specialty hospital, what he thinks of the homemade masks, and what lifts his spirits during quarantine.
Sometimes we can’t visit loved ones in a hospital because of the health risk to the patient or to ourselves. For all of us here at the Acuity family, we know how difficult it can be while unable to visit sick and recovering loved ones in person, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still offer hope and connection!
The spring season is a welcome relief for many with warmer weather, longer days, and the coming of summer. But we know many who suffer from chronic lung conditions may experience worsened symptoms.
The Acuity family knows how disruption can affect the mind and body. We’re all keeping our heads up while we fight this respiratory illness on the front lines, and we’d like to share with you some helpful tips for maintaining a sense of normalcy during quarantine.
As the virus continues its spread across the United States, new information regarding this illness is coming to light as we research and learn more about it.
Social distancing is a way to keep people from interacting closely or frequently enough to spread an infectious disease. Schools and other gathering places such as movie theaters may close, and sports events and religious services may be cancelled.