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clinic, I will allow my red fox labrador retriever to assist me in chart
completion and pathology management.
I absolutely love having
her nap under my desk and her presence brightens up our entire office.
I live in a very dog
friendly community and the majority of my patients own a dog, which makes an
Okay, okay. Magnifying mirrors may have their
place in the world. But for your skin's sake, please stay as far away from
them as you can! I am a firm believer that more often than not your skin
will improve the less you do to irritate it. When I removed my trusted and
powerfully lit magnifying mirror from my counter a ...
Graduation day is just around the corner (but who is
counting?), so I've decided to reflect back on the ''lessons learned'' during my
clinical year of PA school. It has been a challenging and rewarding experience
for me. There have been ups and downs; both were very much needed. Live and
learn, as they say.
Avoid asking questions that ...
(Above) Heart-shaped pigmented Basal Cell Carcinoma on the back of a 71-year-old male.
(Above) Heart-shaped Actintic Keratosis on the left forearm of an 88-year-old male.
(Above) Heart-shaped squamous cell carcinoma on the lower leg of a 73-year-old male with a history of previous skin cancers.
(Above and ...
other day, I came across a poem that was written by an older man who was living
in a nursing home. It is a touching
poem, so I've decided to share it with you. Although the poem addresses nurses
specifically, I believe that its message is to everyone, regardless of one's
profession. It is a reminder that, despite our age or ...
Last week, ADVANCE for NPs & PAs attended the 5th National Doctors of Nursing Practice conference, hosted by DNP, Inc., in St. Louis, Mo. We shared two great photos from the event on Facebook (here and here) and live tweeted with updates from the conference floor.
Here is some of what we tweeted from ...
In our recent Opinions & Essays article ''PAs:
The Need Is Great, the Time Is Now,'' author Sharon Bahrych, PA-C, MPH,
responded to reader Tina's concerns about choosing the correct career path. ''Yes,
you are definitely not alone in your feelings at this stage of your career. Try
to find a local NP group that meets once a month for CME, ...
last week, we shared a reader question: ''Would any of you kind folks happen to
know anything about transferring from Florida to Arizona as a nurse
practitioner? There is a prescribing requirement that states 'you shall submit
written evidence of 45 contact hours of education in pharmacology or clinical
management of drug therapy ...
On Facebook last week, we began the month of August with new images from our current issue. The cover article, ''Head Lice Update,'' describes the life cycle of head lice, how the organisms can be removed, and the proper protocol for allowing children with lice to attend school. Check out our new cover image and let us know what you think, ...
One day after having a wonderful
weekend off from the correctional facility, I found a note under my door when I
entered my office. Generally notes are taped to my door from nurses for one
reason or another. I have had an occasional note slipped under my door from an
inmate who is desperately seeking help for medication renewal prior to ...