Posted at March 14, 2013 @ 7:31 am by in Training
Submitted by: Greg Garner
Ever since Lord Joseph Lister discovered and propagated the concept of antiseptics, aseptic training techniques have been developed the world over and have now become an indispensable part of the medical sciences and healthcare worldwide. Imagine an operating room of a large hospital without proper sterilization and antiseptic facilities. It is as impossible and unthinkable as the Sun rising in the west and setting in the east! Aseptic techniques training, to put it very simply, are an absolute must nowadays, particularly for staff of surgical departments of hospitals and clinics. A few basics of aseptic training are discussed below:
Aseptic techniques training courses are usually lengthy and may stretch from six months to two years. This depends totally on the course content and how specialized the training is. For instance, aseptic training given to doctors and nurses working in burn units or reconstructive and plastic surgery departments extend for a period of over two years given the specialized quality of their work.
if you are keen on receiving aseptic techniques training, you have to have either a recognized diploma or bachelor’s degree in nursing from a nationally recognized and accredited nursing or medical school.
You need not have any prior surgical experience as you will be trained from scratch and gradually taken to advanced levels as you keep qualifying at each step. The course will contain the A to Z of aseptic techniques training, all taught in class.
Beforeenrollment, you may be required to sign a bond stating that you intend serving a certain surgical clinic or hospital after receiving your training for a pre-specified amount of time. This is more applicable to large hospitals, which send their existing staff for such specialized training at their own cost.
Your aseptic techniques training course will include: general aseptic techniques, hand washing or scrubbing, gowning and gloving in the operating room.You will be taught how to sterilize sophisticated, state-of-the-art surgical instruments either by autoclave or by dipping in antiseptics, preparing the surgical area and draping the patient before surgery, laparoscopic and traditional procedures. There will also be live demonstrations, so that you get a better idea of existing protocols.
Depending on the aseptic training course you opt for, you will be trained in super-specialized surgical fields such as pediatrics, cardio-thoracic/cardio-vascular, orthopedics, ENT and plastics.
You will also be exposed to practical training in operating rooms of large hospitals for firsthand experience by way of scrub and circulating rotations. This increases your confidence as you get to participate in various types of surgical operations and helps you get ready for the actual operating room experience once you complete the course. This also helps you to decide which surgical field you want to specialize and work in, later.
Any aseptic training course is conducted for around forty hours per week. Before enrollment, check with the training facility, how you can fit in if you are already working. This sort of training is also available online and you just need to find out which available courses are ideally suitable for you and their time schedules.
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Posted at March 13, 2013 @ 6:48 am by in Uncategorized
Friday, August 24, 2007
Timothy Brady has admitted to a charge of driving at 172 mph (276.8 kmph) on a British A road. The 33-year-old was caught driving his Porsche 911 on the A420 during a routine speed check by Thames Valley Police near Oxford. Mr Brady admitted the charge at the hearing taking place at Oxford Crown Court.
Mr Brady was clocked by police on a bridge and was later arrested four miles down the road after police used a car to block the road.
The speed is thought to be the highest ever recorded on a British road and is 100 mph over the legal limit of 70 mph. Campaigners from Brake, a road safety charity, told the BBC that the offence was “shocking”.
He is likely to receive a jail term and be disqualified from driving. The previous record was set by Jason McAllister, a car dealer from Aberdeen who was clocked doing 156.7 mph in his BMW M3.
Posted at March 13, 2013 @ 6:48 am by in Uncategorized
Monday, February 6, 2006
The search engine Google announced the removal of the official German BMW web site from its search results today. Google is reported to have removed the website due to the use of a trick to raise its website ratings in the search engine’s results.
The online version of Forbes magazine reported that the German word for used car, Gebrauchtwagen, appeared 42 times in a doorway web page created by the German car manufacturer. Doorway web pages contain many keywords designed to attract search robots. The page presented to Google’s robot for indexing was significantly different from the page presented to the site’s visitors.
According to a recent blog post by Matt Cutts, one of Google’s software engineers, this technique is “a violation of our webmaster quality guidelines.” These guidelines encourage webmasters to “avoid tricks intended to improve search engine rankings.”
BMW reacted to the measure by claiming that it had no intention of manipulating the search results, but instead used the doorway pages with the objective of “offering a better service” to those looking for used cars.
Posted at March 13, 2013 @ 6:48 am by in Uncategorized
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
The 1999 and 2000 year model Honda Civic SiR tops the list of Canada’s most stolen cars.
Consumer popularity also assures the cars will be popular with thieves. Its the second year in a row the Honda SiR has topped the list.
Rick Dubin Vice President of Investigations for the Insurance Bureau of Canada said “The Civics are easy targets.”
Dubin said that once stolen, the cars are most often sold to “chop shops” where thieves completely dismantle the vehicles. The automobile’s individual parts are worth more than the entire car.
The sheer numbers of the cars and their lack of theft deterrent systems make them thieves’ preferred choices.
1999 and 2000 Honda Civics do not come with an electronic immobilizer, however all Hondas from 2001 and onward are equipped with an immobilizer. Immobilizers will be mandatory on all new cars sold beginning September 2007. The devices enable an engine computer to recognize an electronic code in the key. If the code in the key and the engine don’t match exactly, the vehicle can’t be started.
In third place was the 2004 Subaru Impreza, while the 1999 Acura Integra came in fourth, with the 1994 Honda Civic rounding out the top five.
In sixth place, the 1998 Acura Integra, and the 1993 Dodge Shadow completed seventh.
When asked why early model vehicles are selected, he said that, “auto thieves continue to find it easier to steal older vehicles lacking an IBC-approved immobilizer. We’ve seen this trend developing for several years, and these results confirm it.”
Another Honda automobile, the 1996 year model Civic filled eighth place, with the 2000 German Audi TT Quattro in ninth.
The American 1996 Chevrolet/GMC Blazer rounded out the top ten.
None of the above cars had an electronic immobilizer.
Posted at March 13, 2013 @ 6:48 am by in Uncategorized
Thursday, July 21, 2005
The Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) changed its content rating of the controversial Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas video game from “Mature” to “Adults Only” on Wednesday. The ESRB change came after a investigation proved that sexual content in the game could be unlocked by anyone with the Windows version or with a modified console.
Graphic sex scenes in the game can be revealed if a user downloads a patch from the internet of the “Hot Coffee modification” or enters codes into a 3rd party modifier such as the game shark. This opens up a locked mini-game that depicts characters as having sex. The secret code as well as the patch is widely available on the Internet such as gamer sites, MoFunZone.com and Gamespot.
In response to this, Rockstar Games and its parent company Take-Two Interactive stopped making the version of the game with the sexual content and plan to release a “Mature”-rated title in the fall with the “Hot Coffee” content removed.
Game maker Take-Two says the ‘game mod’ is third-party software that violates the end-user license agreement of the company’s intellectual property rights. Citing what the company calls standard industry practice to create content that never makes it into the final version of a game, the sex scenes included in the software, “were never intended to be found.”
After the rating change, stores such as Wal-Mart and Target pulled the game off their shelves under their policies not to sell “Adults Only”-rated games.
This controversy has lead to major debate between execs and politicians whether the video game industry should continue to judge itself or not. Many of the watchdog groups were unaware that content like this is usually “locked away” instead of being deleted.
Posted at March 13, 2013 @ 6:48 am by in Uncategorized
Sunday, October 7, 2012
A Norwegian University of Science and Technology study released Thursday found electric vehicles have a potential for higher eco-toxicity and greenhouse impact than conventional cars. The study includes an examination of the electric car’s life cycle as a whole rather than a study of the electric car’s environmental impact during the use phase.
The researchers conducted a comparison of the environmental impact of electric cars in view of different ratios of green-to-fuel electricity energy sources. In the case of mostly coal- or oil-based electricity supply, electric cars are disadvantageous compared to classic diesel cars with the greenhouse effect impact being up to two times larger.
The researchers found that in Europe, electric cars pose a “10% to 24% decrease in global warming potential (GWP) relative to conventional diesel or gasoline vehicles”.
The researchers suggest to improve eco-friendliness of electric vehicles by “reducing vehicle production supply chain impacts and promoting clean electricity sources in decision making regarding electricity infrastructure” and using the electric cars for a longer time, so that the use phase plays a more important role in the electric vehicle life cycle.
Posted at March 12, 2013 @ 7:10 am by in Health
L.Carnitine for weight loss
At present the market is flooded by several weight loss supplements like weight loss pills, weight loss dietary supplements etc and all these are considered as effective components for aiding weight loss. While it is true that some of these components are effective in causing weight loss, not all are equally useful and some have been proved to have harmful effects on the organs of the body. It is for these reasons that it is usually suggested to all consumers that one should not fall victim to the lure of losing weight rapidly and invest in these weight loss products but rather they should conduct a thorough research, follow the guidelines set by the united states Food and Drug Administration and finally take medical guidance before indulging in any of these weight loss supplements. However it is no doubt that the most effective means of attaining weight loss is by means of maintaining a well balanced diet program and then having a regular exercising routine. These are the two major modes of attaining weight loss in a healthy manner. A very effective weight loss supplement that can be used alongside is L-Carnitine which is extremely beneficial in causing weight loss by mobilizing the fat content within the body and allows the loss of calories. It is often suggested that L-Carnitine be used in cooperation with other weight loss supplements to ensure raid and effective weight loss. The functioning of L-Carnitine is a bit complex. It is an amino acid which aids the disintegration of calories within the body and moreover it plays a pivotal role in replicating a huge chain of fatty acids into the mitochondria which facilitates rapid burning of fats thus aiding weight loss. There is also another significant reason which makes L-Carnitine stand out among the various other weight loss supplements. It has been noticed that among the various weight loss supplements that are available in the market, very few are concerned about reducing the accumulation of fats in the areas adjoining the liver and heart. L-Carnitine has the unique distinction of being one among those supplements which has this unique capacity of keeping a watch and restricting the accumulation of fat around the liver and heart.
Unlike the various side effects that are encountered in case of maintaining a low carbohydrate diet, the use of L-Carnitine is free of such adverse effects. It is instrumental in controlling the levels of triglyceride and plays a vital role in acting as a preventive against diabetes and high cholesterol apart from aiding weight loss.
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Posted at March 11, 2013 @ 7:32 am by in Finance
By Ben Sanderson
People have long mulled over being a part of a network marketing business; however, most harbor a skeptical view of the claims made by network marketers. As a matter of fact, often a person relies on the network marketing experiences of an acquaintance he/she knows to reach a decision. These individuals ignore a crucial point that like all other business practices, network marketing calls for a systematic approach. Most marketers who fail to make a splash in the business are those who jump in without a well-planned strategy. This is where Tom Barrett’s “Dare to Dream and Work to Win” will come in handy.
The efficacy of the text can be gauged by the fact that as astounding 300,000 copies of the program have been sold and it has been translated into several languages and all of this without a single penny spent for advertising or marketing the product. Most old hands at internet marketing will concede that “Dare to Dream and Work to Win” is not only Tim Barrett’s finest work but also a veritable industry classic that tackles every aspect of network marketing. The program can serve as a guide for novices who are just making their foray into the world of network marketing and even for those who have already learnt the ropes.
“Dare to Dream and Work to Win” is available as a set of 4 audio CDs that help you to understand the fundamental concept of network marketing and create strategies to build your own network marketing empire. Through the use of simple language and analogies and several examples of actual marketers, Tom Barrett offers the listener a realistic insight into the business and what it takes to generate revenue through it.
The book covers the four core principles that will serve as guiding lights on your way to success: the right approach, consistency, duplication and enough time on your hands. Along with these, you will need the three fuels, your vision, courage and stamina to see you to your goals.
The author manages to convince even the skeptics that it is possible to make money through network marketing if you follow the correct strategy. The inspiring audio program has generated rave reviews on just about every site and most buyers cannot stop talking about the stupendous impact that it has made on their business. Dr. Barrett has spent several years working with corporate leaders and entrepreneurs and what you get in this program are tips and strategies that have been tried and tested by many.
Dare to Dream and Work to Win will help you to:
* Clarify your expectations and understanding about your business
* Set realistic expectations from your venture.
* Think and live like a visionary entrepreneur
* Effectively create a lucrative downline and more
While the program is specifically aimed at network marketers, it can teach you a lot about the psychology of any business including marketing. The program is teeming with tips, hints and actual strategies that can be used to significantly increase the size of your marketing team and get the results that you always wanted from them.
The book is a must read even if you have a passing interest in network marketing and hope to achieve financial freedom with it someday.
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Posted at March 10, 2013 @ 7:28 am by in Appliances
There are times when a consumer needs to hire a fridge, hire a laptop or even seek a plasma hire.
A customer wants an appliance rental when desired promptly! When seeking to hire a fridge, a plasma hire, or even hire a laptop, a consumer doesn t want to be presented with obstacles. A customer wants access immediately to a plasma hire. Customers want speedy phone ordering. Customers require rapid, stress-free transport and access. A customer wants to hire a fridge or seek a plasma hire within minutes of their fingers on a computer keyboard! The Internet is the answer for consumers needing to hire a fridge or laptop or wanting plasma hire.
Are there companies which will deliver an appliance quickly and set it up in a home or office?
Yes, there are companies who offer customers the ability to hire a fridge or laptop or even customers wanting a plasma hire, who will also deliver the products to you. There are also companies who offer no set up fees for placing an appliance where it is needed. When a customer has a need to hire a fridge or hire a laptop or plasma on demand, they must feel confident that it will be delivered without delay and positioned where it is needed.
Are their companies who will replace a hired appliance if it malfunctions?
A quick replacement when one has hired a fridge, laptop, or plasma, if problems arise, is paramount. One of the reasons a consumer chooses to hire an appliance is to be able to contact the hire company and ask for a quick replacement and have it delivered as soon as possible. Personalised service should be part of the joy of an appliance for hire. An appliance rental company should supply customers with the newest and latest models so that the risk of an issue occurring with the appliance is almost non-existent. A company chosen should always have their customer s best interest first.
Are there extra benefits when seeking a company for hire?
Customers want to be able to have quick phone access for ordering. When needing to hire a plasma TV,
hire a fridge
or other products immediately, the last thing a customer wants is to be is put off! It is an added bonus for customers if there is a referral reward in place. A cash bonus for the referral of friends or family is an added sweet touch when seeking to hire appliances.
Who benefits when renting an appliance or electronic device?
The customer should come out on top when they need rent an appliance. Customers get the latest products on the market without having to lay down a large amount of cash. When consumers are seeking a company from which to hire, they should seek a company with an easy application process with Internet or phone support. When the process is a smooth and simple one, it is easier to hire an appliance or
, or even that coveted plasma!
What should a consumer look for in a company when they want or need to hire an electronic product or appliance?
Customers want to seek out a company that offers them quality, expedient service, and warranty service that is a guarantee of product exchange whether it is a
, or other appliance. Choosing a company that places customer satisfaction first is one of the most important qualities to seek for a pleasant hiring experience!
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Posted at March 9, 2013 @ 7:02 am by in Kitchen Equipment
Great Returns with Small Kiosks
Making huge investments for buying a franchise may not spell success for budding entrepreneurs. However, there is more risk involved in buying an expensive franchise unit as compared to taking up a low-cost kiosk.
Low-cost kiosk format
Kiosks are small-sized shops, having a semi-permanent fixture. They are mostly present within a larger establishment such as a mall, departmental store etc. The structure of a kiosk could be designed as a standalone structure like a terminal, or a semi-enclosed booth. It offers a wide variety along with the advantage of low investment. The article enlightens aspiring entrepreneurs about low-cost kiosk franchise opportunity in various business formats.
Coffee kiosk franchise
The last few years have witnessed an upswing in the coffee culture brewing across the nation. Major companies like Coffee Day Xpress, Brewberrys and Gloria Jean s Coffee etc have started their coffee kiosk after seeing its low-cost multi benefits. The trend of coffee kiosks has gained tremendous popularity. The key to any such venture is finding out a good location that will give maximum benefit to the sales of coffee. Adding other items such as pastries, sandwiches etc can also promote low-cost coffee kiosk.
Candy kiosks attract kids by their enticing and eye-catching colours and presentation. Candy Treats, Sweet World etc are the main players in this section. This format is usually launched in malls and airports etc.
Ice-cream kiosks format is another popular category which is gaining popularity in the current scenario. Most of the major players have adopted kiosks and cartwheel formats in ice-cream section. Kwality Walls, Baskin Robbins, Vadilal s, Amul, Gelato Vinto etc are a few names in this section. Quick service restaurant chain Nirula s has also started its standalone ice-cream kiosk model.
Chocolate kiosks are also catching up speed in the present business scenario. At present there are few kiosks in this format but this is an up-coming concept with great future prospects. Chocolate kiosk can provide entrepreneurs with the right franchising opportunity in terms of low investment and high gains.
Juice and cookies kiosk
A kiosk in juice and cookies category is also a lucrative option for aspiring franchisees. Today, consumers have become very health-conscious. This awareness has led to the opening of many juice bars in the country. Similarly branded cookies are also catching up with Indian preferences. Mr. Orange is a prominent player in the juice kiosk while Cookie Man comes under the cookie section.
Taking a kiosk of any of the above formats is surely a great franchise opportunity for budding entrepreneurs. To conclude, kiosks offer low-cost franchise opportunity with high returns.
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