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June 2012 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses

ACA and the Medicaid Wrinkle
June 29, 2012 3:27 PM by Guest Blogger
By Jill Glomstad, Editor with ADVANCE In yesterday's Supreme Court ruling, seven of the nine Justices agreed it would be unconstitutional for the federal government to force states to participate in the Affordable Care Act's expansion of the Medicaid Read More...
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Attend Our Upcoming CE Live Presentation -- 3Ds: Dementia, Delirium and Depression
June 27, 2012 11:37 AM by Mike Bederka
The diagnoses for dementia, delirium and depression often overlay and it is a challenge to differentiate since presentation may not be clear. Effective treatment is dependent on early diagnosis. After attending our Aug. 14 webinar, attendees will be able Read More...
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The Battle of Patient Diabetes Education: Where to Begin?
June 25, 2012 6:32 PM by Guest Blogger
By Katie Brind'Amour, MS, certified health education specialist and freelance health and wellness writer focusing on pregnancy and diabetes education. One of the most difficult things about the growing body of Americans battling diabetes is how to educate Read More...
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What’s Up Doc?
June 25, 2012 9:16 AM by Barbara Mercer
My primary care provider and I have been together for about 15 years now. He’s seen me through ear infections, the removal of a potentially cancerous growth, some nasty acid reflux, a dog bite, a surgery, a sprained ankle and the gaining and losing of Read More...
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Unassisted Births and Criminal Liability
June 22, 2012 3:43 PM by Catlin Nalley
Massachusetts' Supreme Judicial Court recently overturned the involuntary manslaughter conviction of Allissa Pugh, a woman from Milford, MA whose child died during an unassisted birth at her home. According to reports, Pugh mistook her water breaking Read More...
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A Nurse Becomes a Daughter
June 22, 2012 12:02 PM by Guest Blogger
By Diane M. Goodman, APRN, BC, CCRN, CNRN It usually began with one of the dreaded phone calls initiated by my siblings. My mother, who had survived more crises than the proverbial cat, was declining rapidly again, losing weight and experiencing increased Read More...
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The Trouble With Metadata & Health Privacy
June 13, 2012 5:36 PM by Guest Blogger
By Rebecca Hepp, an editorial intern with ADVANCE Advances in technology over the past decade have raised serious concerns for patient privacy, an issue that sparked an intense panel discussion at the Second International Summit on the Future of Health Read More...
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Don't Miss a Step: What Every Nurse Can Do to Help Stop C.diff
June 4, 2012 10:26 AM by Chuck Holt
It all started with a missed step. The bottom step of a stairway at my brother's house that is, which my mom completely missed one morning about 18 months ago causing her to land funny and break her left ankle. At 75, and having fought a 30-year battle Read More...
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