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Mastering Lab Interpretation: Hypokalemia

Cyndi Zarbano • 9/2/2016 • 1 Comment

What can the T wave and the U wave on an EKG tell us about potassium levels?

When replacing potassium, if I have a choice of IV or orally, which one is preferred??

Get the answers to these questions and more in this quick video.

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7 Spanish Healthcare Phrases You NEED to Know

Tracey Long, RN, Ph.D. • 5/17/2016 • 1 Comment

Did you know that the United States is now the world's second largest Spanish-speaking country after Mexico, and the US Census Office estimates that the US will have 138 million Spanish speakers by 2050? Learn these 7 must-know phrases for healthcare providers...

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Wound Care Challenges: Physical Therapy Strategies to Support Healing

Kim Saunders, MSN/ED, RN, CWON®, CFN • 4/21/2016 • 1 Comment

Four questions may guide you in assigning etiology of areas of the trunk where moisture may be a contributing factor. Do you know what they are?

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More Than Just Memory Loss: Not all dementia is created equal

Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS. • 4/15/2016 • 3 Comments

By 2050 51% of adults aged 65 or older in the United States will have Alzheimer's disease if we don't find a cure. As a healthcare provider, this means that you will continue to see an increase in dementia cases in your practice. These patients are challenging and each case requires care tailored to your patients unique needs. Are you prepared to help them?

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The 3 Most Important Questions When Treating a Wound

Kim Saunders, MSN/ED, RN, CWON®, CFN • 4/9/2016 • 1 Comment

Assessing a wound is never just about the ‘Polaroid’ picture. The skin being the largest organ, doesn’t fail on its own. It is affected by other factors. Thus, when treating a wound, start with 3 important questions...

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Lessons in Compassion, Faith, and Healing

The life of a nurse

PESIinc • 2/5/2016 • No Comments

When I sat down to talk to Shirley Davis, she reminded me a bit of Peter Pan; living a life of adventure, exploring new challenges, and caring for those when they feel lost. Even through the phone, her energy and love of life that had been described by her coworkers and patients was contagious.

The following captures only a glimmer of the compassion, love, and ambition of what it means to be a nurse going above and beyond the call of care.

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Q and A: Venous ulcers with concurrent lymphedema

Cheryl Aaron, PT, DPT, CWS • 12/21/2015 • No Comments

Have you ever treated that wound that you just can't get to heal even with proper assessment and treatment? There are always those few wounds that challenge our skills, and without a solid understanding of the complexities of mixed etiology, we may actually cause harm. Here are the three most commonly asked wound care questions by clinicians…

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3 Common Cardiac Assessment Questions

Cyndi Zarbano • 12/1/2015 • No Comments

Although each area of physical assessment has its own art and mystery, many report struggling the most with cardiac assessment. Here are three common questions about cardiac assessment and their answers.

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Changing the Way We Handle Infant Loss

PESIinc • 11/13/2015 • 2 Comments

Recognizing a need to change the way we care for families dealing with infant loss, Megan made the decision to complete her certification to become a bereavement Doula. Since her certification, Megan has become focused on changing the program and procedures at her facility to better care for families experiencing the loss of an infant. That means not just adjusting policies in labor and delivery, but training NICU and PICU staff on how to help a family say hello to their child before saying goodbye.

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6 Questions to Test Your Diabetes IQ

Tracey Long, RN, Ph.D. • 11/2/2015 • No Comments

Every patient you see is unique, and so is their diabetes treatment plan. Diabetes care is constantly evolving as we continue to learn more about the disease and the way it affects the body. Are you up to date with the most current diabetes knowledge? See if you can answer the 6 questions listed here.

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