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June 2007 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses

The Fat Letters
June 28, 2007 9:48 AM by Adrianne OBrien
A few years ago, a school district in my neck of the woods, suburban Philadelphia, sent, as they came to be known, "the fat letters." The confidential letters from the East Penn School District notified parents of their child's body mass index (BMI), Read More...
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What’s the Matter Here?
June 13, 2007 10:41 AM by Abigail Scott
Saturday evening, my family and another family saw a medical helicopter take off after collecting a patient. I later found out the helicopter was transporting a victim of a horrible accident on the Pennsylvania turnpike. The accident involved a car with Read More...
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Patient Advocate Responsibilities
June 8, 2007 2:25 PM by Kathleen Bensing
As nurses, we always tell patients they need to have an advocate for their healthcare needs and issues. If a person chooses you as an advocate, you have a responsibility to make sure you take this role seriously and always provide correct and current Read More...
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TB Scare: How Does This Happen?
June 4, 2007 11:58 AM by Barbara Mercer
When I was a junior in high school, a well-liked member of the janitorial staff got tuberculosis and died. It was a sad time, and it also resulted in the every member of the school community being tested for TB -- twice. I hadn't thought of the incident Read More...
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