The Irony of Being a Health-Care Professional

In the process of becoming a doctor, a healer,  we often forget that we are humans too who need the same care that we provide. Often times, we indulge too much in studying to become "the doctor" that at some point we get sick and become "the patient". The same is true for every other … Continue reading The Irony of Being a Health-Care Professional

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Get an “A” in Hematology with These Life-Savers

I think it's high time to share these Hematology life-savers that helped me pass the course back in College and during the local board exams. By the way, don't forget to check my Microbiology Shortlists  and Blood Gases Made Easy posts under the category "Medical Technology". So, here's how to ace hematology. 1. Make funny and … Continue reading Get an “A” in Hematology with These Life-Savers

Blood Gases: Acid-Base Balance Made Easy

We all do struggle solving Acid-Base Balance problems. I, myself, hated Clinical Chemistry because of this. Haha. Not until I discovered that Acid-Base Balance problems can be just as easy as ABC. Nah, I mean, Tic-Tac-Toe. Before we start, let's have a little review first. Metabolic Acidosis - decreased bicarbonate; compensated by hyperventilation Metabolic Alkalosis - increased … Continue reading Blood Gases: Acid-Base Balance Made Easy

Microbiology Short Lists and Mnemonics

Maybe this could save your final grades in Microbiology! DISCLAIMER: Everything listed down below were originally copied from my personal reviewers. These information are summarized based on the text books and modules I have. I would be very glad to hear from you if  I have posted discrepant, incomplete or wrong information. Thank you. BACTERIOLOGY … Continue reading Microbiology Short Lists and Mnemonics

Here’s Why We Pay For The Blood Unit And Not The Blood Donor

      Three things. (1) Blood donation is free. The actual blood flowing in our veins was freely given to us. We did not pay for it when we were born. So it is reasonable to say we should also freely give. The Philippine Government enacted Republic Act 7719 also known as National Blood Services Act of 1994 to promote … Continue reading Here’s Why We Pay For The Blood Unit And Not The Blood Donor