When antibiotics are prescribed and used properly, they live up to their reputation as “miracle drugs,” helping patients recover quickly and safely. But when the medications aren’t used right, patients can build resistance and bacteria can adapt, creating “superbugs” that don’t respond to existing antibiotics. And since drug makers aren’t devoting time or money to creating new antibiotics, it’s up to everyone to do their part to protect the effectiveness of those that are [...]
Regional One Health hosts advanced training for therapists looking to improve care for musculoskeletal dysfunction
Regional One Health’s East Campus will host an advanced training program on the Graston Technique, which therapists can use to expand their options for treating patients with various forms of musculoskeletal dysfunction. The M2-Advanced Training program will be Saturday, December 7 from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 8 from 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The East Campus is at 6555 Quince Road. Regional One Health's East Campus will host a seminar for therapists on [...]
City-wide disaster drill helps Regional One Health prepare for any crisis that could impact the city
If it keeps you up at night, it’s probably on Ashton Anderson’s to-do list. As Regional One Health’s Safety Officer, it is Anderson’s job to think about and prepare for the nightmare scenarios that can strike a community. This year's city-wide disaster drill tested decontamination and mass surge procedures. The Regional One Health team set up a decontamination tent in the ambulance bay. By doing so, she hopes Memphians can rest easier [...]
Imaging Center Manager Susan Edwards said imaging is non-invasive with little risk of pain.
When Scott Finney was hurt in a training ride, doctors helped him heal without dangerous drugs that could undermine his goals
Scott Finney’s life was right on track. He had gotten married over the summer, and he was training for a 100-mile century ride. When he got on his bike August 25, words like “collapsed lung” and “broken ribs” weren’t on his radar. Scott Finney had no idea what lay in store when he set out for a training ride August 25. He would end up at the Elvis Presley Trauma Center with broken [...]
By promoting responsible antibiotic use, Regional One Health ensures effective medication is available when needed
“Superbugs” are becoming increasingly common, causing alarm, illness and even loss of life as new bacteria emerge that prove resistant to medications. With such incidents on the rise, Regional One Health wants to be part of the solution. An Antibiotic Stewardship Committee works around the clock to promote responsible antibiotic use under the leadership of experts like clinical pharmacy specialist Maegan Rogers, PharmD, BCPS, CDE and infectious disease physicians Sara Cross, MD sand Christian [...]
Radiation from imaging is safe, but the tests should only be performed when a doctor says they’re needed
Susan Edwards, manager of Regional One Health’s East Campus Imaging Center, said the level of radiation in the tests is low and safe. “You’re not getting any more radiation than you do if you spend the day out in the sunshine,” she said.
Center for Rehabilitative Medicine offers hope for Parkinson’s patients thanks to full range of unique therapies
Recently added is a specialty program which is specifically geared toward persons with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s. It complements the unique Parkinson’s speech therapy they were already providing.
Student athletes Ty and Sariah Conley get to the next level with Regional One Health’s Post-Rehab Wellness Program
“Physical training isn’t only about the training. It’s counseling, mentorship and coaching all in one,” Robinson said. “It’s easy for young athletes to get overwhelmed. My role is to work with them so they are physically and mentally prepared for training and for competition.”
“Plenty of patients ask, but techs should not give information and should not even react to what they’re seeing on the image,” Edwards said. “They aren’t doctors, and while they do know how to get around your anatomy, they aren’t qualified to diagnose you.”