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The Value of Nursing in Reducing Readmissions for AMI Patients
February 7, 2017 2:22 PM by Guest Blogger
By Maureen Salihar, RN, BSN, RNC, and Leeann Cacovean, RN, MSN, ACNP-BC Recently the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced a bundled payment model associated with the impending roll out of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Read More...
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Health: It Takes a Team
June 17, 2015 9:23 AM by Guest Blogger
Editor's Note: This guest post is written by by Nancy C. Lee, MD, deputy assistant secretary of health - women's health, and director of the office on women's health at the Department of Health and Human Services and Ana N. Fadich, MPH, CHES, vice president, Read More...
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The Ebola Outbreak
October 27, 2014 8:28 AM by Pam Tarapchak
I knew I wanted to address Ebola in this editorial. How could I not? If you ask my colleagues, they'll tell you I have strong opinions about all of this. But when I think about writing a strong, clear message about the topic, it seems impossible. There Read More...
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Breast Cancer Up Close
October 2, 2014 3:25 PM by Pam Tarapchak
My friend and I were supposed to meet for a walk one night. But a text popped up on my phone that she had an extended doctor's appointment that included an emergency ultrasound after an annual mammogram. The word "emergency" always makes me feel uncomfortable, Read More...
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Mandatory Flu Vaccines for Nurses: The Wrong Choice
September 8, 2014 2:22 PM by Guest Blogger
By Priscilla Ngo, BSN, RN, a staff nurse on critical care staff unit in Philadelphia and Family Nurse Practitioner student at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. For many years, the flu vaccine has been recommended for healthcare workers, Read More...
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CMS Policy Hurting Hospice Patients & Families
July 29, 2014 8:40 AM by Guest Blogger
A hospice patient in Oklahoma City is being denied his medications to treat his COPD, while coping with a diagnosis and treatment for tongue cancer. In Cadillac, Michigan a patient struggling with colon cancer is being denied insulin to treat his diabetes Read More...
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Affordable Care Act is About Wellness & Prevention
July 7, 2014 9:02 AM by Guest Blogger
By Elinor Abraham, MSN, APRN, BC, Nurse Coordinator, Federal Occupational Health Unit, Program Support Center, National Courts Building, Washington, D.C. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is designed to help health professionals like me have more time and Read More...
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A Milestone in Protection from Influenza
June 17, 2014 1:43 PM by Guest Blogger
The following is a statement released June 17 by Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority Director and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Robin Robinson, PhD. This week, our nation reached a milestone in battling influenza, Read More...
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Instituting Controversial Bans on Hiring Smokers
March 25, 2014 6:28 PM by Guest Blogger
By Anny Su, BSN, RN Approximately 45.3 million people smoke in the U. S. (CDC, 2008) Many of these smokers seek employment in healthcare institutions. Within the past 6 years, healthcare institutions have stepped up to challenge this unhealthy behavior Read More...
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Using Fish Skin to Heal Human Wounds
November 7, 2013 4:23 PM by Chuck Holt
I live in South Florida very near to the Gulf of Mexico, but I’m not exactly an avid fisherman -- although most everyone I know has a good fish story to tell. And while what I’m about to say may sound like another one of those, it is not: There’s a new Read More...
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Take Your Coat Off, Doc, Sit a Spell
October 9, 2013 11:39 AM by Chuck Holt
I have a confession to make: I suffer from White Coat Syndrome. My brow sweats, my heart pounds and my blood pressure spikes with each doctor’s office visit. Some call it White Coat Hypertension . Fortunately, I finally have a doctor who understands this, Read More...
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No Sadder State: Living With Chronic Nonmalignant Pain
February 8, 2013 12:34 PM by Guest Blogger
By Diane Goodman, APRN, BC, MSN-C, CCRN, CNRN Recent statistics demonstrate that approximately 15% of adults in the U.S. live with various types of chronic nonmalignant pain (median percentage point prevalence, Pain Physician , 2009). Whether this pain 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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Researchers Link Nurse Burnout to Increased Rates of HAI
August 3, 2012 1:04 PM by Chuck Holt
Are you feeling a little rundown, like you could use a vacation or maybe a whole new career? Do you find yourself being easily distracted on the job you’re growing so tired of? Is your nursing flame flickering? You’re certainly not alone, as many studies 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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