Day: October 12, 2015

Massage in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California is one of the largest and most exciting cities in the United States and perhaps the world. Los Angeles is a great place to live or to visit. So, whether your stay in exciting Los Angeles is for a business trip, a celebrity site seeing, a beach vacation, or a job related family relocation you might find you want a massage. Massage in Los Angeles is widely available from independent Licensed and Certified Massage Therapists, Licensed Massage Establishments, and several outstanding Day Spas.

Massage in Los Angeles is an experience that is tremendously enjoyable and something you’ll want to repeat over and over. Whether your goal is to completely relax with a slow, soothing massage, relieve muscular pain and chronic tension, have a more comfortable pregnancy, or improve your sports performance Massage Therapists in Los Angeles can help you achieve your goals. In fact there are several types of Massage in Los Angeles. The most commonly offered massage techniques in Los Angeles are:

– Swedish Massage
– Deep Tissue Massage
– Sports Massage
– Hot Stone Massage
– Trigger Point Therapy
– Shiatsu
– Prenatal/Pregnancy Massage
– Reflexology
– Lymphatic Drainage Massage

However, in addition to the more commonly practiced massage techniques your Los Angeles based Massage Therapist might also practice some other well known massage therapy techniques:

– Cupping Massage
– Medical Massage
– Acupressure
– Tui Na Chinese Massage
– Ortho-Bionomy
– Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy
– Aromatherapy Massage

You might even want to try a special treat when you get a massage in Los Angeles like Couple’s Massage where a couple can receive their massage together in the same massage room with two massage therapists. Or, for the true massage therapy enthusiast some Licensed Massage Establishments and Day Spas offer Four Hand Massage, or Tandem Massage, where you can be massaged by two massage therapists at the same time.

Massage in Los Angeles is also very convenient to receive. Massage in Los Angeles is available on an incall basis at a Massage Therapist’s office, in a Licensed Massage Establishment, or in one of many conveniently located Day Spas. Massage in Los Angeles is also available on an outcall basis in your Los Angeles area home, office, or hotel. No matter where you are in Los Angeles a great massage is just minutes away.

So what’s stopping you? Massage in Los Angeles is relaxing, stress reducing, pain relieving, and performance improving so get one today…you’ll be glad you did! …

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Nursing and Computers: the Inevitable Move Towards Electronic Health Records (ehr)

Nursing and computers have not always been a perfect mix. Typically, nurses try to get away from new computer systems as much as possible. However, it is an inevitable workflow evolution in today’s hospitals.

“It was so easy before when all I had to do was give it (orders) to the clerk.”

“This new computer system is such a mess. Why can’t we keep our old system?”

“It takes time away from my patient care.”

“This is never going to work.”

As an RN working on the informatics side of healthcare, such comments are commonplace when I travel on site to different facilities.

Why I wanted to do it

With billions of dollars allotted to deploy this project to multiple facilities nationwide, I wanted to be a part of it. “It’s never been done before in this scale,” stated Vicki Levario, the Director of System Solutions & Deployment at Kaiser Permanente Southern California Region. When I was offered this job, I didn’t hesitate. Here was a marriage of two things I feel comfortable with – clinical content and computers.

The magnitude of this project can be appreciated when you take into consideration the 8 million Kaiser members it will affect. By 2007, all 12,000 physicians and 150,000 employees in the Kaiser organization are expected to be fully trained and use the software in their workflows. After a few weeks of involvement in this project, I began to see what a Herculean undertaking this will be.

Resistance

“Good luck with that job. They’re just wasting their money. It’s never going to happen, ” a physician said to me one day.

Healthcare automation is an inevitable progression, but not met with resistance. There are those who are so defiant to the change that they would rather retire than work under these conditions.

This sentiment is not unique to this organization. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles met with such resistance from physicians that the implementation phase failed despite the system being two-thirds online.

I can understand where the overtone of paranoia comes from. Working on the units to support the software, I observed some users who are obviously using the computer for the first time. I saw them having difficulty using the mouse and typing their user names and passwords with painfully slow pecking style.

I try to encourage users by showing them the positive side. With the nation’s healthcare trend of medical record automation, this will make health care givers more marketable as electronic health record (EHR) experienced professionals. And, in time they will master the system, and their workflows will be more efficient.

Safer Practice

The issue of electronic system workflows in the healthcare setting adversely affecting patient care has also been a concern. However, the opposite is true. According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in a report called To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System (2000), “98,000 Americans die in hospitals each year as a result of medical errors. Even when using the lower estimate, deaths …

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