Hypesol http://hypesol.com Hosting, Traveling, Entertainment, SEO, Health Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:16:45 +0000 en hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 30746246 CodeCanyon – Amazing Android Apps Set 1 http://hypesol.com/codecanyon-amazing-android-apps-set-1/ http://hypesol.com/codecanyon-amazing-android-apps-set-1/#respond Sat, 16 Sep 2017 12:21:31 +0000 http://hypesol.com/?p=26349 Today I was visiting codecanyon.net and I selected some apps which are low cost with amazing features. I hope you will must like this selection. Kids Color Book Pro Kidscolorbook helps to make colorful images.This application provides to list of categories and images Also, kids play a small type of game in fill color to …

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Today I was visiting codecanyon.net and I selected some apps which are low cost with amazing features. I hope you will must like this selection.


Kids Color Book Pro

Kidscolorbook helps to make colorful images.This application provides to list of categories and images Also, kids play a small type of game in fill color to different images.You can share and save your creative images in social media.


Kids Coloring Book for Android

Coloring Book is an android app allows you to coloring images by tab to fill with color in it, with ability to share the colored image via social media, also you can save the colored image to your device gallery.


Item/Glow Paint

Glow Paint is an application simulating glow painting on the touch screen of your mobile phone. You can also save your created image as a file or share image with your friends. With Glow Paint you can draw nice painting or add glows to your images or photos from phone gallery. Enjoy!

Glow Paint Main Features: -ColorPicker -Image Gallery -Undo-Redo Option -Saving Created Image as a File -Share with Friends -Draw on Images or photos selected from phone gallery -AdMob Integrate -Android Code -Well Document


Creative Photo Poster Android Application

Creative Poster Funia Effect is wonderful photo effect app. This makes your photo more creative. Creative poster funia have big collection of creative frames to make your photo memorable.


Gallery Module with Admob Analytics

This Android Gallery module is created to save time for integration of gallery feature of your application. All you have to do is to start Android activity and pass some data. In the ZIP file that you purchase you have a sample application, with all data and instructions provided.


Wordpress Gallery Module for Android

This app was made in purpose that if you have your WordPress site, you can have the Android app too. This app is gallery with all original size images from WordPress site. As you know, WordPress automatically resize images, but this app are filtering those images and show only original ones. Also, if you have broken image, it will be hidden.

This app is not meant to be used only with WordPress and it can be used with any other folder structure on your server. It is written in documentation how to manage folders and images on your server.


Paperpro Rich Android Wallpaper App Template

Modulio is just like PaperPro, just more powerful, better & completely redesigned. Check out Modulio now to create an amazing Wallpaper app & more!.


Top Quotes Android Template Admob

Top Quotes app is designed for motivating people to more success life, to make people’s life more happier, delightful and cheerful.


Caption on Pic

Caption On Pic- A beautiful way to express your feeling with our Awesome Text effects app on your images. Don’t type boring text on image any more, use our this app to create stunning font effects. Make your image even more appealing by adding Stickers, Caption and Frame to your image.


Photo Sticker with Admob

Take a photo within Photo Sticker camera or choose an existing photo from gallery then add the text or stickers that will add more fun and life to your photos and add caption on pictures !

Features: Admob + Interstitial Ads Supported. Easy to Re skin. Fun stickers. Add stickers and text ,rotate ,resize. Add your own stickers easily. 26 emotional and unique beautiful stickers. Share photos . Generate revenue instantly $$$ Step By Step Documentation. Eclipse project.

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Ticks – Another Bloodsucking Parasite That Can Cause Severe Health Problems For You and Your Dog! http://hypesol.com/ticks-another-bloodsucking-parasite-that-can-cause-severe-health-problems-for-you-and-your-dog-2/ http://hypesol.com/ticks-another-bloodsucking-parasite-that-can-cause-severe-health-problems-for-you-and-your-dog-2/#respond Wed, 31 May 2017 03:26:55 +0000 http://hypesol.com/?p=10888 It’s summer and everyone is outside enjoying picnics, hiking, camping , fishing and other outdoor activities. It’s also the time of year ticks are most prevalent…and hungry! The tick is a small arachnid. They are in the same family as spiders, scorpions and mites. They are disease-carrying, bloodsucking, ectoparasites (external parasites). They live by burying …

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It’s summer and everyone is outside enjoying picnics, hiking, camping , fishing and other outdoor activities. It’s also the time of year ticks are most prevalent…and hungry!

The tick is a small arachnid. They are in the same family as spiders, scorpions and mites. They are disease-carrying, bloodsucking, ectoparasites (external parasites). They live by burying their head beneath the skin, and sucking the blood of their host, most commonly mammals and birds. They can also be found on snakes, including pet boas!

Ticks may be found anywhere on your dog. They especially favor around the neck, in the armpits, in and around the ears and between the toes. If you don’t find them early enough, what you will find is a blood engorged, leathery looking body, resembling a tan-grey lima bean.

The irony is, these parasites, carry their own minute parasites, that transmits through their bite and saliva, countless microscopic organisms. When they enter the bloodstream, those microscopic organisms are what make their hosts, including dogs and people, ill.

There are 4 types of ticks common in the U. S. They are the:

· Black-legged Tick, also known as the Deer Tick

· Western Black-legged Tick

· American Dog Tick, also known as the Wood Tick

· Brown Dog Tick

The Black-legged Tick is about the size of a pinhead. In it nymph stage, it is most infectious. To identify it, look for a translucent, with a hint of grey, elongated body about 3mm long, with 6 leg (immature) or 8 legs (adult). They are dependent on the white-tail deer as a primary host. Established in the eastern coast of the U. S., from Florida to central Texas in the south. In the north, they are found in Iowa and from Maine to Minnesota. Prefer deciduous forest and leaf litter. They are the source of Lyme Disease and Babesiosis.

The Western Black-legged tick, thrives in the western and Pacific part of U.S. and British Columbia. Found in forest, north coastal scrub, open field of grass, and high brush. Looks similar to the Black-legged Tick. It is responsible for spreading Lyme Disease, Rocky Mountain Spottted Fever, Ehrlichiosis and Babesiosis. It prefers livestock as its adult host, but will settle for humans, deer, dogs, coyotes, wild pigs, reptiles, and small rodents.

The American Dog Tick is most infectious in its adult stage. The male is reddish brown, with gray markings over his entire back. The female has a reddish brown body with a grey shield shape on her back. Prefers kennels, woods, barns and grassy areas. Found mostly east of the Rockies in the U.S. Does not carry Lyme Disease, but does carry Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.

The Brown Dog Tick is small, brownish colored, elongated body with no ornamentation found throughout the U.S. and Southern Canada. Dogs are their primary host. They thrive in kennels and dog runs. Carry Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.

The Lone Star Tick is found mainly in the southwest and west Texas. There are scattered pockets of them also found in New Jersey, Prudence Island, Rhode Island and Fire Island, N.Y. The female has a single white spot (lone star) on her back. Males have scattered spots. They thrive in oak and hickory woods, along rivers and creek sides. Hosts are humans, deer, cattle, birds and rodents. Carry Ehrlichiosis.

Even though ticks cannot fly or jump, they may become airborne with sudden gusts of winds. That, and direct contact. They do that by brushing up against, falling on or crawling up onto their host. Their unsuspecting hosts are their chief modes of transportation to expand their territory.

5 Most Common Tick-borne Diseases are:

· Lyme Disease -Dangerous to humans and dogs. Most common in Northeast U.S. Things to watch for in your dog are: signs of depression, anemia, limping, and high fever. If not treated soon enough, it can cause extreme joint pain, and loss of appetite. If you see your dog limping, take them to your veterinarian. Disease is treated with antibiotics.

· Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever – Is exactly what it says, high fever, stiffness, diarrhea, anemia, vomiting, anemia, labored breathing, swollen leg and face (bleeding from nose) blood in rune and feces. Treated with antibiotics.

· Tick Paralysis – Slowly paralyzes the dog over a 2-3 day period. Usually, once all the ticks are removed, the paralysis will disappear.

· Ehrlichiosis – Watch for suppressed immune system, anemia, bloody nose and 105 degree fever. Treated with antibiotics.

· Babesiosis – has the most serious ramifications. It can cause anemia, liver, spleen and kidney damage. Watch for dark urine, 107-degree F. fever, staggering and grinding of teeth. If left untreated, your dog may die within 3-4 days! Treated with Paniprotozoal medications.

How to manage preventing ticks.

· Avoid brushy, grassy or woody areas, especially in spring and summer. Ticks LOVE warm weather.

· Clear leaves, tall grass, and brush around areas you and your dog enjoy around your house.

· Move anything that attracts deer or rodents…chief carriers of ticks.

· Get a couple of Guinea hen! They LOVE ticks! Two Guineafowl can clear a couple of acres of land infested with ticks, in a single season. Yummy!

· Use a topical tick treatment on your dog during the warmer seasons. You won’t need it, if the temperature remains below 32 degrees F.

It takes roughly 24-48 for a tick to transmit bacteria. It’s vital to remove them as soon as you discover them. If you are lucky, you will find them before they begin to burrow in.

How to remove the tick:

· Wear disposable latex gloves! Do not touch a tick if possible.

· Use a tweezers or hemostat (available at many pharmacies or online)

· Have ready, alcohol, or flea spray, cotton balls or swaps

· Carefully, feel around your dog for a “pimple”

· Clear the hair away

· When you see the tick, pinch its body near its head, as close to the mouthpart as possible, with the tweezers

· Pull it STRAIGHT out, slowly and firmly, in the opposite direction from the mouthpart

· Swap the area of the bite with alcohol, antiseptic soap, or 3% hydrogen peroxide

· Don’t worry if the head does not come out…it will eventually be ejected or absorbed by your dog’s body

· You may see a small pimple sized bump. If it doesn’t go away in a couple of days, let your vet look at it – you don’t want to have to deal with a secondary infection!

· If it’s inflamed, rub or spray an antibiotic ointment on it

· Dispose of the tick in a jar of alcohol or flea spray. Then, flush it down the toilet. Don’t use the sink…they have been seen crawling back out!

· If you live in an area of high risk for Lyme Disease, you may choose to take the tick to your veterinarian, to find out if it is carrying Lyme Disease. He will send it to a lab for testing.

NEVER attempt to remove a tick by swabbing it with alcohol or petroleum jelly, or touching it with a burnt match or nail. This will only “tick off the tick!” It could cause it to release more bacteria into the blood stream

Bottom line: Puppies, weak, and older dogs are most susceptible to serious health issues from ticks.

If you are diligent about checking your dog and yourself, after excursions in the great outdoors during those lazy, hazy, days; you should be fine.

If you live in a high-risk area, be extra vigilant.

Source by Karen Soukiasian

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Creative Use of KPI-SWOT Strategic Planning http://hypesol.com/creative-use-of-kpi-swot-strategic-planning/ http://hypesol.com/creative-use-of-kpi-swot-strategic-planning/#respond Tue, 30 May 2017 23:27:04 +0000 http://hypesol.com/?p=10887 A key performance indicator SWOT is an assessment tool of crucial outcomes of the performance of a particular company or an essential indicator of exact health status of an institution. Key performance indicators are procedures that stakeholders and managers use to determine their firm’s achievements. SWOT analysis an approach to planning which involves the checking …

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A key performance indicator SWOT is an assessment tool of crucial outcomes of the performance of a particular company or an essential indicator of exact health status of an institution. Key performance indicators are procedures that stakeholders and managers use to determine their firm’s achievements. SWOT analysis an approach to planning which involves the checking and measuring of performance against expectations. This type of strategic planning is known as performance-driven planning. Strategic planning key objective is to instigate and agree on effective strategic planning processes.

This article focuses on how the SWOT analysis creates, classifies and prioritizes key performance indicators and identifies internal potential and weaknesses and external opportunities by conducting an environmental assessment. The swot analysis strategy is a tool used to conducts brainstorming to come up with ways to improve the performance of an institution and minimize the weaknesses and threats and augmenting strengths. There are several procedure involved in strategic planning engine: the performance of kip SWOT-idea cross impact analysis, formulating of plans, objectives, missions and goals.

After selecting the proposed plan, strategic planning engine performs a cross-impact analysis to establish the impact of the proposed plan on the firm’s ability to accomplish its kip-SWOT. It is also the role of strategic planning to finalize and implement, monitor and evaluate plans and their influence on strategies and goals of the institutional kip-SWOT. For an institution to come up with an effective working set of kip’s SWOT, the organizing committee must create a scheme of prioritizing the company’s activities and events. The main aim is to develop a feasible plan that represents the long-term survival and development plan of the organization.

It is advisable for the company to formulate a number of prospective plans so as to be in a position of trying out some of them to come up with the best and most effective plan that is compatible with the company’s objectives and goals. For a performance driven plan to be effective, valuable measures must be implemented and its value ascertained. Identification of SWOTs is crucial because successive steps in the course of planning for accomplishments of the chosen objective may result from the SWOTs. First, the committee members must make certain whether the objective is achievable, given the SWOTs. If it is not attainable, the organization must come up with different objectives and the process should be repeated again.

Once an appropriate SWOT has been established, the strategies should be sufficiently defined and correctly categorized. As they plan this data, organizers should also create a kpi update calendar that shows each data cycle and knows when new numbers will be there, who will gather the data, who will be in charge of the reports, calculations and giving out the outcome. All members of the company should agree upon a certain plan and should work together to ensure that their business achieves its long-term objectives and becomes successful. SWOT analysis is an effectual development tool that companies should use to assess their performance and identify various situations that will assist them to attain their objective goals.

Source by Sam Miller

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Dos And Don’ts For Home Health Test Kits http://hypesol.com/dos-and-donts-for-home-health-test-kits-2/ http://hypesol.com/dos-and-donts-for-home-health-test-kits-2/#respond Tue, 30 May 2017 19:26:57 +0000 http://hypesol.com/?p=10886 Comfort, low costs and privacy, these are the main advantages of home health test kits; however, promoting this new facility implies increasing people’s awareness of the importance to treat such home facilities with utmost care. Urine sample collection may look piece of cake, and so it should be, on condition that some basic instructions are …

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Comfort, low costs and privacy, these are the main advantages of home health test kits; however, promoting this new facility implies increasing people’s awareness of the importance to treat such home facilities with utmost care. Urine sample collection may look piece of cake, and so it should be, on condition that some basic instructions are followed. There are some dos and don’ts in almost all the home health test kits, all you need to do is be patient enough to read and follow everything thoroughly in order not to compromise samples. Unlike blood testing, that may seem more difficult, urine testing is in fact the complex one.

Urine can be collected any time of the day, but in order to have a valid sample, some rules must be followed. For instance, you should not drink four hours before sample collection, as liquids dilute the urine and lower the concentration of the substances necessary for the medical analysis. This is why most people choose to collect a sample of the first morning urine that meets all the testing parameters. Don’t take any medication before the urine test; antibiotics or hormonal oral contraceptives are usually the ones that influence the analysis results.

Wash the genital area before you collect the urine sample in order to eliminate bacteria, then wipe it dry. The urine at the beginning of the stream is also reach in bacteria from the lower urinary tract; this is why the best sample is the urine collected in the middle of the stream. Follow all the steps indicated in the instructions of the home health test kits to make sure that you are familiar with the storage conditions. The collected sample should be sent right away to the laboratory since its quality deteriorates in time.

Do not reuse some parts of a urine home health test kits in combination with other tests, as the reliability of the results is drastically diminished; furthermore, the materials are for one use only, don’t save them for the next time. Do not open the urine collection recipient before you actually take the sample; it is stored in a sterile environment and it should remain like that until the moment the test is performed. Otherwise you risk that the test results may not accurately reflect the real health condition, if various bacteria or invisible fungi accumulate in the collecting device.

Source by Ben W Taylor

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Vertigo Dizziness Caused By Sinus Pressure Alone http://hypesol.com/vertigo-dizziness-caused-by-sinus-pressure-alone/ http://hypesol.com/vertigo-dizziness-caused-by-sinus-pressure-alone/#respond Tue, 30 May 2017 15:33:22 +0000 http://hypesol.com/?p=10885 Vertigo is NO fun at all. It’s like being on a nightmarish ride you didn’t ask to go on, and one you can’t get off of. Sinusitis is usually blamed for vertigo, but inflammation of the para nasal sinuses, due to infection, allergy or a result of autoimmune diseases is NOT the only cause. Most …

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Vertigo is NO fun at all. It’s like being on a nightmarish ride you didn’t ask to go on, and one you can’t get off of.

Sinusitis is usually blamed for vertigo, but inflammation of the para nasal sinuses, due to infection, allergy or a result of autoimmune diseases is NOT the only cause.

Most of the cases of sinusitis are caused, due to viral infection and take about 10 days to heal completely. Depending on the duration, sinusitis can either be acute, sub-acute or chronic.

The interconnected cavities or small air pockets in the facial structure are known as sinuses. These air pockets are found around the nose, the forehead and cheeks.

There are four pairs of sinuses, and are lined inside the cavities and have a protective mucous membrane. So much of the information about vertigo is linked to a sinus “infection.”

Light-Headness and Sinus Pressure Vertigo

Allergies are the most common cause of sinusitis, which further leads to pressure build up and dizziness. The human body consists of many complex systems. It’s the interactions between different systems, that help us to maintain our sense of balance.

The eyes capture different images, they are exposed to, while the inner ear takes care of monitoring our directions and movements. It’s the joints and muscle sensors that gauge the parts of the body which are in motion.

The central nervous system acts like a supervisor, and makes all the other systems work. When any one of the systems face a problem, it can cause vertigo.

Usually, when a person suffers from a sinus infection, it leads to sinus pressure build up in the inner ear, or congestion in the inner ear, causing normal air flow to be disrupted.

This causes the connection to the brain to be disrupted as well. The pressure builds up in the back of the eyes, the roof of the mouth and the inner ear.

Since there’s pressure on the inner ear, the brain processes are not able to ensure normal balance. The person loses equilibrium and becomes off-balance, causing dizziness.

Sinus infection and vertigo go together.

In a respiratory tract infection, if the bacteria or viruses attach themselves to the mucus lining of the sinuses, it may spread to the ear tube and cause an ear infection.

How to Relieve Sinus Pressure and Vertigo:

One remedy for sinus pressure relief is to warm a soft cloth on a hot griddle and apply it to the ear.

A hot shower will also help in draining the mucus, that’s blocking the sinuses and relieve ear pressure. Try to avoid being in a room with cool air.

Taking steam is one of the simplest and the easiest way to relieve sinus. Adding eucalyptus oil or menthol oil will help in getting rid of sinus infection rather faster. One can take steam two to three times in a day for faster relief.

My favorite method helps in clearing up nasal congestion. Saline water has to be passed through the nasal openings for the same. I use a Neti-Pot.

Eating spicy food is known to relieve sinus pressure. Once a person eats spicy food, clogged sinuses will open up and mucus will drain out. Adding ginger, garlic, dried lemon etc. in your diet will also work towards relieving sinus pressure.

When you’re suffering from sinuses, one of the home remedies is to increase the intake of fluids. This helps in diluting mucus and eases pressure on the inner ear.

Having the right sleeping position will not only help in relieving sinus pressure, but will also help in avoiding vertigo. Sleep with your head on an elevation.

If you normally sleep with your head on a pillow, you may want to make use of two pillows.

If you have been suffering from these problems for some time, then you may not want to talk to your health care professional immediately.

Although there is a close relation between sinusitis and vertigo, there are other reasons, which may also cause dizziness. You may want to talk to your health care professional and rule out any other cause of the problem.

According to the University of Michigan Health System, “Sinusitis is a common condition that affects millions of people across the world. Estimated to be as many as 35 million Americans suffer from this disease at that it accounts for at least $2.4 billion in direct medical costs alone.”

Sinus problems can cause a number of symptoms and adverse affects on the body like head pain, a persistent cough and vertigo.

The sinuses purpose is to catch any unwanted airborne particles from entering the lungs. The sinuses are very temporal and can be irritated by change in humidity, allergies or the common cold.

This is what I experience. The change in humidity… specifically a lowering in humidity. Dry air is NOT My friend!

When the sinus cavity is inflamed, it swells to its maximum capacity, preventing normal air flow and abnormal amounts of pressure to build up in and around the sinuses.

This is what has caused my equilibrium to become off-balance, causing vertigo.

To properly treat vertigo caused by sinus pressure, a person first must deal with the sinus issue. If the sinuses are infected, you need to kill the infection.

If the sinuses are simply irritated, an over-the-counter decongestant will help calm the swelling and irritation. Vertigo is no fun, but won’t last if you keep the sinus swelling down.

My recommendation for “drainage of the sinuses or no drainage,” is still to use the Neti-Pot and decongestant, to keep the swelling down.

You may still have some vertigo, but it will go away in 3-5 days if your sinuses are better.

Source by Steve A Berchtold

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How to Start a Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Business http://hypesol.com/how-to-start-a-non-emergency-medical-transportation-business-2/ http://hypesol.com/how-to-start-a-non-emergency-medical-transportation-business-2/#respond Thu, 25 May 2017 11:27:49 +0000 http://hypesol.com/?p=10884 By now you must be aware of the many compelling reasons why a non-emergency medical transportation business offers entrepreneurs such a great business model. With the growth in the health care industry and the explosion of baby boomer retirees, this market is big and set to get even bigger still. In this article we look …

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By now you must be aware of the many compelling reasons why a non-emergency medical transportation business offers entrepreneurs such a great business model. With the growth in the health care industry and the explosion of baby boomer retirees, this market is big and set to get even bigger still.

In this article we look at how to start a non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) business. Learn about some of the steps that are involved and some of the aspects of this business that you will have to consider.

Franchise or Independent Operator?

There are now several players offering non-emergency medical transportation franchises. Entrepreneurs benefit with the franchise model as they can operate under an established brand and get advice and training to get started and run a business. However, with the franchise fees that must be paid initially and on an ongoing basis, the upside potential for profit is reduced. If you do your homework, you will find that this business is not that difficult and it is possible to start up and thrive independently.

Choosing the Right Area

Give some thought to the demographics of the area where you are setting up your business. Look for statistics that prove that there are a good number of elderly, disabled or Medicaid citizens living nearby. Compile a list of hospitals, dialysis centers, retirement homes, assisted living centers and other relevant operations. You could even make initial contact with some of these organizations and find out about the transportation solutions that they currently have in place.

Research the Competition

Identify all of the major competitors that you will have in your area and evaluate them in terms of their strengths and weaknesses. You may decide to incorporate parts of their business model into your own business and reject other parts. Learn as much as you can about them by reading their websites and calling their offices to ask questions. You can even spend some time following around some of their vans in order to understand how they work and to find out exactly who their customers are.

Getting Started – Licenses and Permits

Regulations and requirements for medical transportation businesses vary from state to state so you should make enquiries at the local level to find out what your obligations are.

As you are in the business of transporting paying customers from one place to another you will need some kind of permit, just as a taxi driver does. Your application for this kind of license will be handled by transportation authorities at the state or local level. Due to the nature of this work, some states will also require businesses in this industry to be registered with local health authorities.

There may also be other paperwork that needs to be done such as registering your business name, getting a business license (possibly more if you serve multiple counties) and zoning considerations if you run a home business.

Vehicles and Equipment

It is common for medical transportation services to purchase regular vans, either new or used, and then have them fitted out to suit special needs clients. Business owners typically start out with one vehicle and gradually add to their fleet as their business grows.

The best vans for an ambulette have a high raised roof and doorways. Access is usually on the side of the vehicle but can also be at the rear.

Some operators still use manual lifts to help them get wheelchair passengers into and out of their vans. However, you should be able to provide a faster, more professional service if you have a modern hydraulic lift installed.

Once inside the van, wheelchairs can be fastened to various securing devices so that they don’t move around during transit. Vehicles also require customized seatbelts for wheelchair bound passengers. You can also improve the quality of your service if you have some comforts like TV and air conditioning.

A decent sized van that is properly kitted out should be able to transport four wheelchair bound passengers at a time as well as have extra seats available for caregivers. Depending on your clients, you may also need a space in your van that will allow you to fit in a passenger that is confined to a stretcher.

Insurance Policies

To protect yourself from unforeseen events you will need to purchase a variety of insurance policies. A general liability insurance policy will ensure that you are covered in situations where your customers are injured or suffer losses while they are in your care. You will also need regular automotive insurance to protect yourself in cases where your vehicles are damaged, stolen or involved in traffic accidents.

Payment Options

Decide on how you want to collect payment for your services. You may have to invoice medical institutions on a monthly basis or you may need to process credit card payments for individual clients. If you service large clients like Medicaid then it may be as simple as receiving a check in the mail each month. Talk to some prospective clients and look at what their needs are. Find out what payment options your competitors are offering.

Service Hours

Give some thought to your operating hours. The best ambulette services in the market usually offer weekday service from early morning to late at night with decent hours on Saturdays too. As a sole operator you will be limited in the hours that you can take on. As you expand into a multi-driver operation you will be able to offer more flexible scheduling to clients.

Staffing Requirements

If you start out doing all the driving while also managing your business you will quickly get burnt out. In order to grow you need to step back and hire some drivers so that you can move into a purely management and marketing orientated role.

Staff should have a drivers license that allows them to take passengers and they may also be subject to certain standards or requirements at the local level. No matter what you should make sure that your staff are trained on how to do the practical side of the job. They need to know how to assist passengers and their caregivers as they get in and out of vehicles. They should also be instructed to smile and make pleasant conversation if the opportunity arises so that they help your brand to gain a positive reputation.

Marketing

There are many different ways to market a non-emergency medical transportation business. For some ideas on markets that you can target read our article on Medical Transportation Business Opportunities.

Initially you will have to go out and meet prospective clients and possibly even bid to try and win contracts. However, if your team are doing a good job then you will find that eventually business will come directly to you through word of mouth and referrals.

You can of course improve your chances of getting calls from private paying clients if you do a little advertising. A website that comes up in the search results when people search for ambulette services in your area can really help. A small Yellow Pages listing will also almost certainly be worth the cost. You can pretty much try any method that other local service businesses are using to promote themselves. Vehicle advertising is great for exposure and flyers, postcards or door hangers may work as well.

Source by Alan Redford

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Client Care Tips For Your CNAs – Dressing & Grooming http://hypesol.com/client-care-tips-for-your-cnas-dressing-grooming/ http://hypesol.com/client-care-tips-for-your-cnas-dressing-grooming/#respond Wed, 17 May 2017 15:37:41 +0000 http://hypesol.com/?p=10883 Helping clients with grooming and dressing is part of the job of a nursing assistant. Do the CNAs at your workplace know how important this everyday task is to their clients? Do they use dressing and grooming activities as an opportunity to observe their clients? By sharing the following information and tips at your next …

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Helping clients with grooming and dressing is part of the job of a nursing assistant. Do the CNAs at your workplace know how important this everyday task is to their clients? Do they use dressing and grooming activities as an opportunity to observe their clients? By sharing the following information and tips at your next CNA inservice meeting, you may give your aides a different perspective on personal care.

Looking Good…and Feeling Better!

At first glance, getting ready for the day is so clear-cut and easy that we often don’t give it a second thought. We simply get dressed, brush our teeth, comb our hair and perform all the other tasks we need to do to make ourselves presentable. Now, just imagine if:

  • Your arm was stiff and you couldn’t get your shirt on.
  • You couldn’t reach back to close a zipper or hook your bra.
  • Your legs hurt and you couldn’t reach down to put on your socks or shoes.
  • Your fingers were bent from arthritis and you couldn’t tie your shoelaces.
  • You were unable to remember how to put your clothes on-or in what order.
  • Your arms shook so badly you couldn’t brush your teeth, comb your hair or shave yourself.

For people who have physical or mental impairments, dressing and grooming tasks are often difficult to manage alone. Sometimes they might take their frustration out on the people around them.

That’s where you come in. With your help and encouragement, your clients won’t feel discouraged by their appearance or ashamed that they can’t dress privately by themselves.

A Dozen Benefits of Good Grooming

  1. Letting your clients choose their own clothing gives them feelings of being independent and in charge.
  2. Cheering clients on to do their best while dressing supports a team spirit and gives them a feeling of belonging.
  3. Allowing your clients to do as much as they can by themselves helps their self- reliance grow.
  4. Voicing your approval during dressing and grooming gives clients a sense of being valued.
  5. Looking good boosts each client’s self esteem and may even help a bad mood disappear!
  6. Dressing your clients helps protect the skin from injury and maintain proper body temperature.
  7. Making sure your clients’ clothing fits properly keeps all of their body systems unrestricted.
  8. Brushing your clients’ hair promotes a healthy scalp and strong hair.
  9. Providing daily mouth care prevents the onset of painful mouth conditions and protects the mouth from oral diseases.
  10. Keeping your clients’ fingernails trimmed with no ragged edges prevents scratches and cuts that can cause infection.
  11. Reporting toenail changes helps your clients get care from a podiatrist as needed. This can prevent complications for people with diabetes, heart conditions or poor circulation.
  12. Moving your clients’ joints and muscles during the grooming process helps maintain body movement and prevents contractures.

Clues That Matter

Dressing and grooming tasks give you daily opportunities to look for clues that trouble may be brewing. For example:

  • Be aware of clients’ facial expressions. Clients may tell you that they have no pain, but their faces may reveal the real story.
  • Clients get in and out of clothes several times a day. While assisting them, look over the whole body, making note of any areas of redness, rashes, bed sores or other changes in the skin.
  • Report any unusual body odors. A strange odor may be a symptom of an illness.
  • Some health conditions cause the body to swell. Watch for signs of swollen hands (such as tight rings) and swollen feet (such as shoes and socks suddenly being too small).
  • As you brush or comb your client’s hair, check for head lice. (Lice can happen to anyone-no matter how young or old, dirty or clean, rich or poor.) Look for white eggs known as “nits”. They look like small bits of dandruff, but do not wash or flake off. Instead, they stick firmly to strands of hair.
  • If you provide nail care, look for white or yellow areas on finger and toe nails. Your client may have a nail fungus.

Dressing & Grooming Challenges

For confused clients, grooming and getting dressed involves a lot of steps and the use of many different skills. It can be a very confusing time. Clients with dementia may be more cooperative if you give them something to do. Let them help by putting toothpaste on a toothbrush, holding a sock while you put on a shoe or folding some washcloths as you brush their hair.

Consider using a “mirroring technique” when assisting confused clients. For example, hold a toothbrush and pretend to brush your teeth to help a client understand how to perform the task himself.

When clients have shaky limbs, sit and talk to them for a few minutes before starting care since certain types of tremors improve when clients are feeling relaxed. Encourage them to support one arm with the other when performing tasks such as shaving or brushing teeth.

To help vision-impaired clients feel in charge, tell them about the styles and/or colors of clothing items and guide their hands to where grooming supplies are kept. Speak up when you are coming and going to keep them aware of their surroundings and to let them know whether they are alone or with others.

Keep in mind that many people with arthritis suffer from “morning stiffness”. Their joints may be especially swollen and painful during morning grooming and dressing tasks. Encourage your arthritic clients to dress their legs and feet first as this requires the most energy. Have them sit down for as much of the dressing and grooming process as possible-to save energy and to keep them from having to bend over so far.

If a client asks you for a pain pill prior to going through the motions of getting dressed, let a nurse or family member know that the client is in pain and needs attention.

Remember that some of your clients may keep quiet about their pain due to fear, their beliefs or their cultural heritage. Be sure to look for non-verbal signs of pain such as:

  • Clenching or grinding the teeth.
  • Rubbing or holding a body part.
  • Crying.
  • Losing interest in their appearance.
  • Changes in blood pressure (usually higher).
  • Sweating.

As you assist your clients with personal care, remember that it is your duty to notify your supervisor when you know-or suspect-that a client is in pain. Every client has the right to feel relief from pain!

Safety Issues

Keep in mind that some of your clients may find it safer and easier to dress while lying down-especially when it comes to pulling up pants. If a client is weak on one side, encourage him or her to dress the weaker side first.

Report frayed wires on grooming devices like hair dryers or electric shavers to keep you and your clients safe.

Consider using a “buddy system” when caring for clients who have a history of being combative. This isn’t so you can “gang up” on the client, but so that you can remain safe as you perform client care.

Remember that some people feel lightheaded when their body temperature drops. Help your clients maintain an even body temperature by dressing them appropriately for the weather and keeping them away from drafts.

Be sure to adjust your clients’ clothing when they are seated in wheelchairs to keep the clothes from being pulled into the wheels.

The Bottom Line

Remember that everyone has the right to participate in his or her own care. So, encourage your clients to get involved in their personal care. Even if they aren’t strong enough to get dressed by themselves, they can probably wash their faces or comb their hair.

It takes patience and understanding to stand back and let your clients “do for themselves”. However, allowing your clients to maintain as much independence as possible when it comes to dressing and grooming can affect their health in a positive way-and enhance their overall quality of life.

Source by Linda Leekley

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The Green Iguana As a Pet – The Pros & Cons http://hypesol.com/the-green-iguana-as-a-pet-the-pros-cons/ http://hypesol.com/the-green-iguana-as-a-pet-the-pros-cons/#respond Wed, 17 May 2017 11:37:51 +0000 http://hypesol.com/?p=10881 Find Out Why the Green Iguana Makes a Great Pet Lizards are becoming very popular exotic pets, with the most common of these lizards being the iguana. There are many different types of iguanas, with the Green Iguana being the most popular. One thing that attracts buyers of Green Iguanas, is that pet stores sell …

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Find Out Why the Green Iguana Makes a Great Pet

Lizards are becoming very popular exotic pets, with the most common of these lizards being the iguana. There are many different types of iguanas, with the Green Iguana being the most popular. One thing that attracts buyers of Green Iguanas, is that pet stores sell them quite cheaply. However, they might not be as easy to care for as you might think.

The Green Iguana is found in Central America, South America and Mexico. It generally lives in and around trees and plants, and is more active throughout the day time. When getting a Green Iguana it is important to know that it can grow to around 5-6 feet in length and can weigh up to 15 pounds – as you will need to take this into consideration when choosing the iguanas housing. Also, iguanas are solitary animals, and should be kept separate as they could attack each other. When Green Iguanas are fully grown, they can become aggressive towards you at certain times of the year, so be careful of this.

Choosing your housing for your Green Iguana can be difficult as they need a very large space to live, especially when they are adults. When they are young and growing, they will need at least a 20 gallon glass tank. As they get older and grow bigger you will need to find somewhere bigger. There is a myth that iguanas will only grow as big as their surroundings. This isn’t true and they will keep growing no matter what their housing size is.

Iguanas must have UV light in their cage in order to survive, as this will help keep their skin healthy. The UV light should be kept on around 12 hours per day. Since they are from hot countries, the iguana’s home should also be at the right temperature. Having the correct temperature helps the Green Iguana with digestion so it will grow and will keep its immune system healthy. Make sure the tank doesn’t get too hot to where it might burn the iguana. Also, the iguana needs humidity, therefore don’t let the heat dry the tank out.

The Green Iguana has a strict diet and should only be fed certain foods. They are herbivore animals in the wild, therefore they live off of plants and leaves. You should feed your pet iguana a mixture of vegetables and fruit which has been chopped up into small pieces, as well as dark greens such as dandelions. Unlike what some people may think, you do not feed the Iguana insects such as crickets or other food such as mice, as this can damage them and cause disease.

Green Iguanas can be a very interesting exotic pet to own, as long as you can provide it with all of the necessary needs. This includes making sure it has the right housing needs, and the right dietary needs. Failure to do this could lead to expensive vet bills, so take this into account when buying your Green Iguana.

Source by Don A Levy

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Book Review – Selling Retail – Book One by John Lawhon http://hypesol.com/book-review-selling-retail-book-one-by-john-lawhon/ http://hypesol.com/book-review-selling-retail-book-one-by-john-lawhon/#respond Wed, 17 May 2017 07:37:41 +0000 http://hypesol.com/?p=10879 John F. Lawhon, one of the highest paid retail salespeople in America has written a two part course in the art of retail selling. If I were to try to get through this as quickly as possible, I could simply say that Mr. Lawhon’s first book in this series is based mostly on two premises. …

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John F. Lawhon, one of the highest paid retail salespeople in America has written a two part course in the art of retail selling.

If I were to try to get through this as quickly as possible, I could simply say that Mr. Lawhon’s first book in this series is based mostly on two premises. To be successful, a retail salesperson should:

A. Be able to recognize the customer’s true needs, and

B. Be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary not only to meet those needs but to aid the customer in realizing what his or her needs really are.

Mr. Lawhon presents the case that good, i.e. professional, successful, and highly paid sales people, will work on achieving these two goals. Those who enter the profession of sales without learning these skills and adopting this attitude will merely become “order takers” who will never achieve the potential presented by a retail sales position. In short, Mr. Lawhon believes that most top-notch and truly successful sales professionals are NOT born, but achieve success through learning and practice.

Mr. Lawhon draws on the lessons of his own years of selling furniture, and an extensive body of personal research to make and/or illustrate his points. For example, he explains why the approach to the customer is so important, and he also explains HOW to make that approach…and why. He believes that each approach to a customer should be made in a genuinely cheerful manner thus beginning to break through the wall erected by so many customers. He then believes in establishing communication with the customer, both in order to “break the ice further’ and to open up genuine lines of communication as well.

This opening and widening of communication is crucially important, because it is through this that the truly competent sales person will begin learning about the customer and his or her needs. As pointed out above, it is this recognition of the customer’s needs which will allow the sales professional to begin illustrating and applying the knowledge and skill which will be the “tools of the trade” by which the sales professional will be able to help the customer find the product which will actually meet their real needs rather than some product which will only partially provide the satisfaction they are seeking.

In order to guide the reader through the entire process of retail selling, or at least those parts covered in this first book, Mr. Lawhon has divided his book into three major sections:

I. Revelations

In this section, the author reveals 11 basic principles which will be of value to the reader. Many of these appear to be taken from the author’s own experiences and he makes wide use of story telling and parable to illustrate the various points.

In one chapter, for example (Old Ugly Was a Dog), he explains that beauty IS MOST CERTAINLY in the eye of the beholder. He uses the example of how he taught his sales staff to sell what most considered to be a hideous sofa by simply getting them to understand that there would still be some people who would consider it to be perfect and that for those people, the sofa would sell itself without their assistance, but that they could LOSE THE SALE by overtly or tacitly expressing their opinion on the beauty, or lack of it, of a piece of furniture (in this case) until the customer had expressed his or her opinion.

Having used the story of old ugly to make a basic point, he then elaborates by pointing out various lessons which can be learned from this one simple story. In this case, for example, he explains that until you know what the customer needs and wants, including their perception of “beauty”, you may be trying to sell them something that they do not see the same way you do. This is extremely counterproductive as it is easier to sell someone something they DO like rather than to try to get them to like something well enough to buy it if they do not really care for it.

II. The Groups of Knowledge

Based on his personal experience, Mr. Lawhon believes that a top notch sales professional should have five groups of knowledge at his or her fingertips.

* Knowledge of their products and those of their competitors.

* Knowledge of their inventory and that of their competitors.

* Knowledge of their advertising and that of their competitors.

* Knowledge of their credit plan and that of their competitors.

* Knowledge of their policies and that of their competitors.

Using the fact that 75% of sales are made by 25% of the sales people, the author explains and elaborates on how proficiency in these five areas can help put the reader into the 25% who are making most of the sales! He also shows how being able to accurately assess and satisfy the customer’s needs by means of these five groups of knowledge, will allow the salesperson to more accurately and successfully achieve the goal of achieving actual customer satisfaction and making a sale of the right item to the right person with minimum effort during the sales process itself.

Within this section, the author also gives substantial advice on how to go about acquiring the five groups of knowledge.

III. Selling Techniques

Having previously laid down an overview of some general philosophies on selling, in this final section, the author actually begins to give instructions on the selling process itself, focusing on greeting and approaching the customer, qualifying their wants and needs, and making the selection of the product(s) which should satisfy those wants and needs.

At the very end of this book, and in preparation for Book Two of “Selling Retail”, Mr. Lawhon makes a few valuable points.

He states simply that once you have acquired the five groups of knowledge, greeted the customer, qualified their needs and wants, and made a selection to present to them, the selling has STILL not yet begun…and that is the subject of Book Two.

Source by Donovan Baldwin

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The Pretest Alternative for Program Impact Evaluation http://hypesol.com/the-pretest-alternative-for-program-impact-evaluation/ http://hypesol.com/the-pretest-alternative-for-program-impact-evaluation/#respond Wed, 17 May 2017 03:37:42 +0000 http://hypesol.com/?p=10878 Most funders require organizations to submit an evaluation plan detailing how impact and outcomes will be measured. Many make evaluation harder than it needs to be by using a traditional pretest-posttest design. In this method, an assessment of participants’ knowledge or attitudes are administered at the start of the training and then again at the …

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Most funders require organizations to submit an evaluation plan detailing how impact and outcomes will be measured. Many make evaluation harder than it needs to be by using a traditional pretest-posttest design. In this method, an assessment of participants’ knowledge or attitudes are administered at the start of the training and then again at the conclusion. This design has merit, but it is not always the most economical or effective method for assessing social-services program outcomes.

In your next evaluation plan, considering a retroactive pretest-posttest design. In this method, the assessment is administered once at the end of the program, rather than twice. To assess change, the tool asks participants to refer back to a prior point in time, such as prior to the start of the program. Participants are then asked to answer the same questions thinking about their feelings today.

Some benefits of the retroactive pretest-posttest design compared to a traditional pretest-posttest design include:

¨ It is more economical. This method requires only one administration, saving printing costs and time spent in evaluation activity.

¨ It reduces bias that may occur if participants are not present at the very beginning and end of a program.

¨ It demonstrates more accurate assessment of program outcomes, especially when looking at change of knowledge and attitudes. In traditional pretests, participants may give an inaccurate self-report of one’s knowledge because one does not yet have enough information to understand that one’s knowledge of a subject is not well developed. This is particularly a concern when a program addresses complex subjects that are clarified over the course of the intervention.

¨ It is more useful for documenting self-assessed changes that occur as a result of the particular intervention, in part, because retrospective pretest-posttest evaluations are more sensitive to respondent change than traditional pretest-posttest evaluations.

Here is an example of a pretest-posttest assessment questions for a program designed to increase the evaluation capacity of an organization.

Section 1. Please think about your knowledge and skill level prior to your participation in this program.

How familiar were you with the following skills or concepts prior to participating in the DMC institutes? Use the following rating scale: Unaware = 1, Somewhat Familiar = 2, Familiar = 3, Very familiar = 4, Expert = 5

1. Develop a program logic model

2. Choose appropriate and relevant data-collection methods

3. Importance of fidelity

Section 2. How familiar with the following skills now? Use the following rating scale: Unaware = 1, Somewhat Familiar = 2, Familiar = 3, Very familiar = 4, Expert = 5

1. Develop a program logic model

2. Choose appropriate and relevant data-collection methods

3. Importance of fidelity

Section 3. To what extent do you agree with the following statements in regards to your organizations participation with this training? Please use the following scale: 1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = neither disagree nor agree, 4 = agree, 5 = strongly agree.

1. I have better outcomes

2. I have more confidence in my ability to determine program success

3. I am more knowledgeable about program evaluation

4. My organization has started to implement evaluation in other programs

Now it is your turn. Think about your program’s specific goals and outcomes. Make a list of those skills, attitudes, and knowledge you expect to change. Then turn them into a retroactive pretest-posttest evaluation.

Looking for more information? These references provide more information about the retroactive pretest-posttest design as well as provide support for this methodology when developing your grant applications.

¨ Davis, G. (2003). Using a retrospective pre-post questionnaire to determine program impact. Journal of Extension [On-line], 41(4) Article 4TOT4. Available at: http://www.joe.org/joe/2003august/tt4.php

¨ Howard, G. S., & Dailey, P. R. (1979). Response-shift bias: A source of contamination of self-report measures. Journal of Applied Psychology, 64(2), 144-150.

¨ Howard, G. S., Schmeck, R. R., & Bray, J. H. (1979). Internal invalidity in studies employing self-report instruments: A suggested remedy. Journal of Educational Measurement, 16(2), 129-135.

¨ Pratt, C. C., McGuigan, W. M., & Katzev, A. R. (2000). Measuring program outcomes: Using retrospective pretest methodology. American Journal of Evaluation, 21(3), 341-349.

¨ Skeff, K. M., Bergen, M. R., & Stratos, G. A. (1992). Evaluation of a medical faculty development program: A comparison of traditional pre/post and retrospective pre/post self-assessment ratings. Evaluation and the Health Care Professions, 15(3), 350-366.

Source by Sheri Chaney Jones

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