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  • Organ Health – Brain, Lungs and Heart Hit the Charts, but What About Skin?

    Imagine having this conversation with someone you are caring for, ''Let me talk with you about keeping your skin healthy. It is just as important as your brain, lungs and your heart.''  Unfortunately, it's not common nursing practice I've witnessed very often across the nation.  Skin in many ways is the forgotten organ of the body.  ...
    Posted to On Call: Leadership in Nursing (Weblog) on April 19, 2016
  • Nursing Diligence Best Defense Against Ebola Outbreak

    I'd like to acknowledge the dedicated nurses from Texas Health Presbyterian who cared for the recently deceased Mr. Duncan. They, along with the nurses at Emory University in Atlanta and Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha who cared for patients with Ebola, deserve our admiration. Nurses working in many different areas are appropriately concerned ...
    Posted to Infection Control & Patient Safety (Weblog) on October 10, 2014
  • The Health of the Community

    ''Epidemiology'' and ''Health Indices of Urban Populations'': these are the names of the two courses I am taking this semester. At first, I thought, What does this have to do with being an DNP? I am learning that it has a lot to do with being a DNP. You need to know what is happening in the health of the community around you so that you can be ...
    Posted to DNP Discussions (Weblog) on October 8, 2014
  • Visual Dermatology Clinic: Nation's Largest Free Health Clinic Pt. II

    Two weeks ago, dermatologist and PA Amy Gouley participated in her fourth CareHarborLA event. The CareHarbor free clinic is held annually in the fall at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. This four day event is offered to the uninsured, underinsured and at risk populations in need of medical care. Medical consultations and exams, specialty care, ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on October 3, 2014
  • Gamification in Healthcare

    Video games aren't just for kids anymore. The earliest gaming consoles kept players stationary and sedentary, and became an object of concern in a world of rising obesity rates, diabetes and other health scares. But then came games that required players to move - to participate with their physical bodies. That opened up a whole new world ...
  • Mandatory Flu Vaccines for Nurses: The Wrong Choice

    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, especially nurses who have direct patient contact, to prevent the spread of the influenza ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on September 8, 2014
  • Q&A with Dr. Debra: Tinea Corporis

    In dermatology, we discuss the importance of identifying and understanding morphology and changes in a rash. Here is a case of a rash with a sudden change in morphology after prescribing medication for her dermatosis. This geriatric patient was being treated with clobetasol cream B.I.D. for Grover disease. You see pruritic erythematous papules ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on July 31, 2014
  • Affordable Care Act is About Wellness & Prevention

    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 opportunity to see our patients and help them remain healthy. A large ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on July 7, 2014
  • 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
  • A Sample Dermatology Protocol

      Many nurse practitioners have asked me about dermatology protocols. They are no different from other protocols and should be an outline of your practice agreement with your supervising or collaborating physician. These protocols should remain broad and general, but list important and specific aspects of your practice like prescribing ...
    Posted to Dermatology Practice Today (Weblog) on April 14, 2014
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