Medical Education

Medical Education is Not a Once-and-Done Objective

To enter the medical field, a physician must complete years of education. The initial years of training are a lot – and they are only the beginning. The need for continued medical training has only increased through years of innovation. Surgeons and other medical personnel are continually presented with new products, techniques, and devices with which to improve patient outcomes. It takes time and effort to vet medical advances and then more time and effort to become familiar with the usage of modernized medicine.

Most states require healthcare providers to meet a certain number of hours of continuing medical education. Choosing relevant courses enables the provider to stay up-to-date on the protocols about which patients may inquire. Continued education also ensures that a provider is competitive and able to meet the varying needs of their patient-base.
What’s to Gain Through Continuing Education Courses
Cutting Edge Developments
As medicine continues to evolve, surgeons and other physicians need to at least be familiar with the latest developments that affect their patients. Techniques and devices are what shape medicine today, and bio skills courses present the opportunity for a healthcare provider to converse with savvy patients about the latest trends. The CME courses offered by Med Ed Labs involve hands-on cadaver training as well as demonstration and training on robotic surgical devices and more.
Skill Refinement
Ultimately, patients want to know that their healthcare providers have the necessary level of skill to successful guard their long-term health and wellness. With the constant changes that are taking place in medicine today, practitioners must reach the high end of the spectrum regarding knowledge, communication, and performance.
Professional Advancement
The primary objective of refining skills and staying at the forefront of medical technology is to provide the highest […]

Advances in Aesthetic Medicine mean there is Always Something to Learn

With every advancement in science, we gain better ways to accomplish goals. The field of aesthetic medicine has evolved at a rapid pace thanks to the development of numerous technologies and new techniques. As the new and improved elbows-out antiquated processes, we notice a shift in trends. Some of what has been sitting at the horizon throughout 2016 is expected to remain on trend for the coming year. These aspects of aesthetic care include . . .

Customized Programs for Rejuvenation

Each skin type is unique, and now every professional from the esthetician to the dermatologist has the right tools to address concerns ranging from chronic acne to the signs of aging for each individual patient. Skin care has come so far that some physicians have learned how to test the DNA for processes like the breakdown of collagen, or the type of antioxidants a person’s skin needs most.

Fat-Adding Procedures

Cosmetic surgeons are using fat for several face and body procedures today. An example of the value of autologous fat grafting is the results of the modern-day facelift. Rather than tightening skin and tissue over the skull, skilled practitioners are recreating youthful contouring by complementing the lift with volume restoration. Fat grafting restores plumpness to the cheeks and other areas that would otherwise look flat or hollow after facelift surgery.

Another example of fat grafting is the ever-popular Brazilian Butt Lift procedure. This surgery has all but replaced buttocks implants, appealing to patients who want an all-natural way to accentuate this part of the body. Like autologous fat transfer to the face, the Brazilian Butt Lift involves a liposuction procedure on a part of the body such as the abdomen, the processing of fat cells, and the subsequent […]

January 15th, 2017|Medical Education|0 Comments|

Ankle Replacement Surgery: How Modern Medicine is Making Strides

The arthritic condition, in any joint, results in uncomfortable swelling and stiffness. Because the ankle is such a small joint, and because it is also a weight-bearing joint, the symptoms of arthritis are often exaggerated compared to other areas of the body. When we walk, the ankle joint absorbs our entire body-weight. If arthritis is present, every step could be excruciatingly painful. Now, innovations in ankle replacement are giving new hope for pain free mobility in patients with arthritic ankles.

What Causes Arthritis in the Ankle
According to experts, the arthritic condition in the ankle joint often occurs as a consequence of an injury. Degenerative joint disease, mechanical instability, rheumatoid arthritis, and other conditions could also instigate this problem. Whatever causes the chronic degeneration and inflammation in joint cartilage, once this structure is lost, it cannot regenerate.

Treating Arthritic Ankles
Typically, the front-line treatment for ankle arthritis is some type of bracing. This often coincides with modifications to routine activities and treatments for pain and inflammation, such as cortisone injections. In the past, if more conservative care was unsuccessful, the surgical solution to arthritis in the ankle was to fuse the joint. Ankle fusion joins the bones in this structure to improve stability and put an end to pain. However, this surgery also affects the patient’s gate, or mechanical function of walking, due to the lack of movement in that joint. What physicians are now working on is a total ankle replacement.

If you’re in the field of orthopedics, you are probably saying “this is not new!.” Right. Ankle replacement surgery has been around for some time. The problem is that the standard procedure that has been taught has failed to provide acceptable results. The primary reason has been […]

September 15th, 2016|Medical Education|0 Comments|

3 Medical Devices That Were Approved By The FDA in 2015

Throughout the year, the FDA has approved many new medical devices. Keep reading to learn about three devices that have recently been approved.
Melody Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve – P140017
This device is an artificial heart valve. It is made from the jugular vein of a cow and sewn into a metal frame. It can be inserted into the heart while it is still beating and without performing open-heart surgery.

This device is use in patients who are born with heart defects. Normally, patients with heart defects must undergo many surgeries throughout their lifetime. Using the Melody TPV can delay the need for surgery and in some cases, it can result in the patient needing fewer surgeries overall.
KAMRA Inlay – P120023
This is a dark, ring-shaped device that is implanted into the cornea. It can be used to improve near vision for patients whose eyes have trouble focusing. The device works by blocking unfocused light.

This device is usually used for patients who are between 45 and 60 years old. It can help patients who have trouble focusing clearly on small print or nearby objects, but who do not have a problem with distance vision.
ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon System – P140008
This is a weight loss device. It is a balloon that occupies space inside the stomach. It is placed inside the body using a minimally invasive procedure. It is inserted through the mouth. Once it is inside the stomach it is filled with salt water. This device is meant to be removed after 6 months.

It is used on obese patients who haven’t been able to lose weight through diet and exercise. It helped patients to lose an average of about 10.2% of their body weight.

These are just a few of the […]

September 15th, 2015|Medical Education|0 Comments|