Continuum: A Healthcare Blog

  • An Introduction to Sepsis

    An Introduction to Sepsis

    Vibra Health Blog

    Approximately one in every three patients who die in a hospital had sepsis. But what is sepsis? What do we know about it and what have we yet to figure out? In this episode of Continuum, we’re joined by Mandy Bodily-bartrum and Valerie Pasnau. Mandy is the vice president of infection prevention at Vibra Healthcare and Val is Vibra’s vice president of clinical education and operations. Mandy and Val provide an explanation of what sepsis is and how it is identified and treated. Most ... Approximately one in every three patients who die in a hospital had sepsis. But what is sepsis? What do we know about it and what have we yet to ... Read More
  • Fighting COVID-19: A Patient's Perspective | Gerry Hernandez

    Fighting COVID-19: A Patient's Perspective | Gerry Hernandez

    Vibra Health Blog

    Though the elderly and those with preexisting conditions are the most vulnerable to COVID-19, the virus can strike even the most unsuspecting. Just ask Gerry Hernandez, an otherwise-healthy 39-year-old Mayor Pro Tem from Adelanto, CA. In this episode of Continuum, Gerry joins us to discuss his battle with the virus. Gerry shares what his life was like prior to his hospitalization and the challenges of being hospitalized during a pandemic, which kept him separated from his loving family. ... Though the elderly and those with preexisting conditions are the most vulnerable to COVID-19, the virus can strike even the most unsuspecting. Just ... Read More
  • What is Coronavirus?: Separating the facts from the hysteria

    What is Coronavirus?: Separating the facts from the hysteria

    Vibra Health Blog

    In this episode, we discuss the coronavirus with Mandy Bodily-bartrum and Darla Perdue, the two individuals leading the way in protecting the patients of Vibra Healthcare & Ernest Health from the virus. Mandy & Darla provide some background on the coronavirus and address some of the hysteria currently circulating the internet, including: Did coronavirus spread to humans because someone ate a bat? Is the coronavirus a plague? Has the coronavirus mutated? Coronavirus vs. the flu Is ... In this episode, we discuss the coronavirus with Mandy Bodily-bartrum and Darla Perdue, the two individuals leading the way in protecting the patients ... Read More
  • Helping Out Our American Heroes: Dr. Diego Hernandez and Dr. Carlos Garcia

    Helping Out Our American Heroes: Dr. Diego Hernandez and Dr. Carlos Garcia

    Vibra Health Blog

    When our veterans transition from active duty to life as a civilian, they often face an even tougher opponent: depression and anxiety. Unfortunately, this is a battle that is often lost, with 22 veterans committing suicide each day. But one organization is working hard to change that. On this episode of Continuum, Dr. Diego Hernandez, the Clinical Director of ART Research and Dr. Carlos Garcia, a licensed psychologist, Marine combat veteran, and first responder, join us to discuss the ... When our veterans transition from active duty to life as a civilian, they often face an even tougher opponent: depression and anxiety. Unfortunately, ... Read More
  • Physical Therapy for Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

    Physical Therapy for Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

    Vibra Health Blog

    Pelvic floor dysfunction is a common condition, affecting about 25% of women age 20 and over. Unfortunately, many suffer in silence. But pelvic floor physical therapy can address urinary incontinence and other symptoms of this condition. What is a pelvic floor? The pelvic floor refers to a group of muscles, ligaments, and connective tissues in the lowest part of your pelvis. These tissues work together to provide support to the contents above them, such as your bowel, bladder, uterus, ... Pelvic floor dysfunction is a common condition, affecting about 25% of women age 20 and over. Unfortunately, many suffer in silence. But pelvic floor ... Read More
  • 9 Health-Related Podcasts Worth Checking Out

    9 Health-Related Podcasts Worth Checking Out

    Vibra Health Blog

    Podcasts are a great way to learn something new. You can listen anywhere: in the car, at the gym, at your desk, while cleaning your house. They come in many different formats: interviews and stories, short and long, daily, weekly, and monthly. And you can find them on any topic you could imagine. We’re most interested in health-related topics, so here’s a list of 9 health-related podcasts worth a listen! TEDTalks Health iTunes Is any list of top podcasts complete without the inclusion of ... Podcasts are a great way to learn something new. You can listen anywhere: in the car, at the gym, at your desk, while cleaning your house. They come ... Read More
  • What is Sepsis?

    What is Sepsis?

    Vibra Health Blog

    Sepsis is the body’s extreme response to infection -- and a life-threatening medical emergency. More than 1.5 million people contract sepsis in the United States each year. Over 200,000 of those people die from sepsis. As such, preventing infections that can lead to sepsis is a critical task in any hospital. Who is most at risk for sepsis? Anyone can contract an infection that leads to sepsis, but certain populations are at higher risk. These include: Individuals aged 65+ or less than ... Sepsis is the body’s extreme response to infection -- and a life-threatening medical emergency. More than 1.5 million people contract sepsis in the ... Read More
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