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Fifth Annual Joining Forces Wellness Week Highlights Health Care Needs of Veterans, Military Service Members and Their Families

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Joining Forces Wellness Week takes place Nov. 7-11. The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), in collaboration with the White House Joining Forces staff and the Center for Deployment Psychology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, will show a free webinar series on the health and wellness of military service members and veterans. Professionals will earn one free hour of CE credit for each webinar they attend.

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Challenges in Traumatic Grief

How should we handle traumatic loss in critical care settings?

Paul Clements, Ph.D., APRN-BC

The challenges of dealing with traumatic grief are numerous, and I believe it’s critical that as an industry we start talking about how we handle these tough situations. In this video, I explore some of these challenges as a way to open a dialogue about how we handle traumatic grief. I encourage you to share your stories, your ideas, and your words of wisdom in the comments below to help nurses of all generations manage grief in the workplace. - Paul Clements, PhD, APRN-BC

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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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