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September 2012 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses

The ABCDEs of Melanoma: Your Skin Cancer Detection Guide
September 27, 2012 11:29 AM by Guest Blogger
Richard Bezozo, MD is president of MoleSafe . a dermatology screening program Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, resulting in more than 3.5 million new cases a year, but it's also the most preventable. A sudden or continuous Read More...
Please Wash Your Hands
September 18, 2012 10:11 AM by Pam Tarapchak
Washing your hands is a pretty big deal in healthcare. It has to be to prevent healthcare-associated infections. Because of this, large campaigns have been implemented throughout healthcare to ensure handwashing remains a top priority, including training, Read More...
Extreme Calorie Consciousness
September 17, 2012 3:33 PM by Robin Hocevar
This fall, nutrition advocacy is hot. Last week, McDonald's announced a move to post calorie information on their menu at an earlier date than required by the federal health care bill. In the same timeframe, New York City's Board of Health officially Read More...
Recognizing the Face of Pain
September 17, 2012 2:42 PM by Guest Blogger
By Diane M. Goodman, APRN, BC, CCRN, CNRN As a chronic pain patient and a nurse practitioner, I strive to teach my peers how to recognize and validate the "face" of pain for patients we admit. Exactly how do they differentiate between the patient who Read More...
Government Mandate Threatens Jobs
September 17, 2012 1:42 PM by Rebecca Hepp
Even in this tough economy, the healthcare sector has managed to create 169,800 jobs in the first quarter of 2012 alone, which accounts for one out of every five jobs created, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But a recent report released by Read More...
Take the Pledge on Healthcare IT
September 4, 2012 4:50 PM by Rich Krisher
As she prepared the manuscript for our recent Learning Scope continuing education offering, "Consumer-Driven Healthcare," author Kay Bensing, MA, RN, and I had spirited discussions about the content. Her article focuses on how nurses can help consumers Read More...


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