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PESI, Inc. Acquires Australian Based PsychOz Publications

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As of October 3, 2016, Eau Claire based PESI, Inc., acquired PsychOz Publications Pty. Ltd. of Palm Cove, Australia. Since 1994, PsychOz has been providing the best selection of psychotherapy and counseling resources to professionals in Australia.

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What does a raisin have to do with mindfulness?

Whether you’re a new clinician or a seasoned therapist, this simple technique in mindfulness will leave you feeling rejuvenated, refreshed, and ready to take on the rest of your day.

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Video: Identifying and Guiding Change Talk

With Stephen Rollnick, Ph.D.

Change talk doesn't always happen naturally, it often happens because of the core skills being used by the practitioner. Watch this video from Stephen Rollnick, Ph.D., and see the skills of Motivational Interviewing in practice.

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Mastering Lab Interpretation: Hypokalemia

Cyndi Zarbano

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.

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

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.

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

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

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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

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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