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November 2012 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses

Thank a Hospice Nurse
November 28, 2012 8:54 AM by Pam Tarapchak
My 95-year-old grandfather died in the early morning hours of an August day. My mother and I sat in his home bedroom and heard his last puff of breath. It was barely audible and we waited for his next breath. But it never came. There was one person who Read More...
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Melanoma Does Not Discriminate
November 21, 2012 3:58 PM by Guest Blogger
By Richard Bezozo, MD. Richard Bezozo is the president of MoleSafe. Melanoma affects the young, the old, the fair skinned and the dark skinned. Contrary to the common belief that only fair-skinned individuals can be affected, dark skin does not indicate Read More...
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Medicare to Reimburse Advanced Practice Nurses for ‘Care Coordination'
November 16, 2012 8:48 AM by Linda Jones
A news release from the American Nurses Association (ANA) explained a new Medicare rule that will pay advanced practice RNs for the work they do to manage patients' transitions from hospitals to other settings and to prevent complications and conditions Read More...
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Managing Marijuana Use
November 14, 2012 1:18 PM by Robin Hocevar
Last week, Colorado and Washington became the first two states to legalize marijuana for non-medical use. Many nurses, especially those in oncology, have had years of experience of with patients using the substance for pain relief. More than 6,000 studies Read More...
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Nov. 6 Is National Needlestick Safety Day
November 5, 2012 8:56 AM by Linda Jones
As we enter flu season, we are reaching a high risk time for needlestick injuries in the healthcare industry - as many as 1,000 injuries every day happen among United States healthcare personnel. On Nov. 6, America will celebrate their 12th anniversary Read More...
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Nurse Anesthetists Applaud CMS Ruling Protecting Patient Access to Pain Care
November 2, 2012 11:48 AM by Linda Jones
In August, Christine Zambricki, CRNA, MS, FAAN, senior director, Federal Affairs Strategies, with the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, posted about possible changes in CMS regarding access to pain-management treatments provided by certified Read More...
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