Introduction to Health Care Management is a concise, reader-friendly, introductory healthcare management book that covers a wide variety of healthcare settings, from hospitals to nursing homes and clinics. Filled with examples to engage the reader’s imagination, the important issues in healthcare management, such as ethics, cost management, strategic planning and marketing, information technology, and human resources, are all thoroughly covered.
Health Care is nothing but – prevention, treatment, and management of common illness , diseases and ailments. In other words, it’s the preservation of mental and physical well-being through the various health care services provided by the medical, nursing, and allied health care providers.
Tips for preventing and controlling Heartburn (Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease)
1. Check your medicines: Avoid drugs, particularly painkillers that may contribute to heartburn.
2. Examine your diet: Avoid foods that seem to trigger heartburn like caffeine, chocolate, high-acid foods (such as citrus and tomato juices) and mint-flavored foods. Dairy foods can be triggers in people who are lactose-intolerant. Avoid fatty foods, especially animal fat. Also, it is a myth that carbonated drinks relieve heartburn. Just the opposite is true.
3. Exercise: A regular aerobic exercise program, even a brisk daily walk, helps many people with heartburn. It reduces stress and helps you lose weight. However, don’t exercise right after a meal.
4. Reduce Stress
Stress busters come in many forms. Some techniques recommended by experts are to think positive thoughts. Spend 30 minutes a day doing something you like. (i.e., go back to number one above!, exercise is a great stress reducer, Soak in a hot tub; walk on the beach or in a park; read a good book; visit a friend; play with your dog; listen to soothing music; watch a funny movie. Get a massage, a facial or a haircut. Meditate. Count to ten before losing your temper or getting aggravated. Avoid difficult people when possible.
5. Don’t Drink too Much Alcohol
Whilst it is true that a glass of wine or one drink a day (two for men) can help protect against heart disease, more alcohol than that, or binge drinking on a night out, can cause other serious health problems such as liver and kidney disease and cancer.
Caring for your baby at home …
* Most newborn babies spend most of their time sleeping and eating. You want to make sure that baby has a safe place to sleep and is put to sleep in a safe position.
* A safe crib will have slats no more than 2 3/8 inches apart and corner posts less than 5/8 inch high above the rails.
* Baby should sleep on a firm mattress that fits tightly in the crib, cradle or bassinet.
* Do not put pillows, comforters or other soft padded materials in the bed under the baby.
* Put healthy infants to sleep on their backs or sides.
Nutrition and food Safety Tips
1. Wash your hands with soap before you handle food and again after touching raw meat, fish or poultry.
2. When eating, always consider whether what you are about to eat will benefit your baby and try to avoid those foods that are low in nutrition value.
3. Wash all fruits and vegetables thoroughly.