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  • A Milestone in Protection from Influenza

    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, with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s first approval to manufacture ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on June 17, 2014
  • The Use of Dermatoscopes

    I had a student ask me recently if I had a dermatoscope and if I could show her how to use it. The answer was simple enough. No, I don't need one. This of course led to the logical question...Why? This blog post was inspired by this exchange. The simplest answer to this question is that if I see something that looks abnormal, I biopsy it. ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on March 28, 2013
  • Remembering Compassion in Aesthetics

    I recently attended an aesthetics conference in south Florida. There were many great speakers- seasoned cosmetic surgeons and dermatologists, successful CEOs, and highly-acclaimed skin care specialists. Aside from learning about new and improved aesthetic technologies and techniques, a specific speaker enlightened me before he ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on November 20, 2012
  • Feedback Gone Wild?

    Last week I read an article and now I find that I just can't get it off my mind. It announced a new government ''project'' initiated by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The agency is seeking approval from the White House to begin setting up a system for consumers to report ''medical mistakes'' and ''unsafe practices.'' The purpose ...
    Posted to Career Coach (Weblog) on October 3, 2012
  • Introducing CE Live

    ADVANCE for Nurses is excited to present CE Live, a brand new educational series. In these webinars, experts will share their knowledge in topics across the continuum of healthcare. These nursing continuing education online courses are a convenient way to earn those valuable credits. Viewers can watch the talk live or in ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on March 26, 2012
  • Assisted Suicide: What If It Were Me?

    I recently edited a compelling article on physician-assisted suicide (PAS) written by Lisa Siminski, BSN, RN, CHPN, staff nurse, St. Luke's Hospice House, Bethlehem, PA.   In her report on PAS, Siminski points out straight away that the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Nurses ''clearly specifies that nurses ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on June 23, 2010
  • Flu-id Thinking: Do Your Part to Educate

    A friend called me the other day and read an H1N1 memo that had been distributed to the approximately 120 employees at her Southeastern Pennsylvania office. It read: Workers are expected to be at their work stations. If you have been exposed to H1N1, that does not mean you are sick or should stay home. If you do feel you must report off ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on October 26, 2009
  • Opportunity Lost

    The article starts out promising good PR for nurse practitioners: ''Peggy O'Donnell, a Lynbrook nurse practitioner, knows a thing or two about picking a good primary care physician.'' This is O'Donnell's opportunity to explain that an NP often can be your primary care provider — and even better, that there are studies that show that NP care is ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Voice: NP (Weblog) on May 1, 2008
  • Study: NPs Provide Better Diabetes Care

    That's right — better care than physicians and better care than physician assistants (PAs), according to a study just published in the Annals of Family Medicine (Ohman-Strickland PA, et al. Quality of Diabetes Care in Family Medicine Practices: Influence of Nurse-Practitioners and Physician's Assistants. Annals of Family Medicine 6:14-22 ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Voice: NP (Weblog) on January 22, 2008