Jason M Carlton

Jason M. Carlton, APR, is a social media/traditional media manager with the Intermountain Healthcare hospitals in the Salt Lake Valley, which include Intermountain Medical Center, LDS Hospital, Alta View Hospital, Riverton Hospital and TOSH – The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital. Find him on Twitter at @jasonmcarlton.

New Guidelines Improve Safety and Effectiveness of IVs for Hospital Patients

By Jason M Carlton

More than a billion times a year, doctors and nurses insert tiny tubes into the veins of American hospital patients so they can deliver lifesaving medicine, give fluids and nutrition, monitor key vital signs, and help patients with conditions ranging from cancer and pain to kidney failure and serious infections.

But these tiny tubes carry risks, as well as benefits. They reach deep into the bloodstream, t providing a gateway for microbes and a place for life-threatening blood clots to form. Despite their widespread use, no clear guidelines exist to help clinicians know the best device for each individual patient’s needs, or devices to avoid at all costs. 

Until now.

Utah Mom Completes 14 Hikes in 100 Days to Improve Her Heart Health

By Jason M Carlton

Hiking is a great way to get outdoors, stay active, and keep (or regain) a healthy and happy heart. Heather Lee, one of 15 moms competing to be more heart healthy, set a personal goal and was excited to have recently completed it. Here's her story.