Facts About Being a Surgical Technologist

February 3rd, 2011

A Surgical Technologist has a vital role in the medical setting. In general, it is important to note that the successful Surgical Technologist will be able to not only meet and anticipate the needs of the people that we are assisting. However, there are ten facts about this field that anyone considering the possibility of future employment should keep in mind before making their educational
choices.

1) We need to not only be able to get a room ready for the patient that will be operated on next, but be able to efficiently clean, stock, and disinfect the room immediately after for the next patient. That means that we have to be able to quickly work on a deadline.

2) Although we have a lot of patient contact, much of that time, the patient is asleep. In some facilities, we are responsible for getting the patient ready for surgery, in some facilities [...] Continue Reading…

The Pros and Cons of Reverse Mortgages

November 14th, 2010

If you are “equity rich”, but “cash poor” and are in your senior years, you may want to consider getting a reverse mortgage. A reverse mortgage, or lifetime mortgage, is a loan available to senior homeowners who are at least 62 years of age and have substantial equity accumulated in their home.  A reverse mortgage is a tool that many retirees use to provide a steady stream of cash during their “golden years”.  These intensely debated, but widely popular loans come with many pros and cons.

Pros

A reverse mortgage is the right choice for many senior homeowners due to its number of benefits. One of the most significant advantages is that it provides you with a guaranteed source of tax-free income for life, while allowing you to remain in your home. The payment method is also flexible.  For example, you can receive monthly payments, a lump sum payment, a line [...] Continue Reading…

What is a Forklift?

October 26th, 2010

Forklifts have come a long way since their initial debut in the late 1800’s. Clark Transmission Manufacturing Company is credited with developing a forklift which was able to move its own heavy automobile parts. Back in 1917 the forerunner of the seated counterbalanced truck was called the “truck tractor”. Since such time, forklifts have continued to play a part in easing the manual labor needed in lifting and transporting heavy items.

The forklift is the backbone of the material handling and equipment industry and could unquestionably be one of the most well-known pieces of equipment the industry uses. Forklift trucks get their name from the forklike mechanism on the front end which picks up heavy pallets and transports such to any desired location. The ability of one forklift to lift tons of material at any given time makes the forklift indispensable for industrial use.

The Forklift’s Evolution

Initially the forklift was [...] Continue Reading…