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Skyscape Blog

Breaking down the stigma around diabetes

Posted by Nursing Educator on Nov 16, 2018 3:11:35 PM

When was the last time you heard a “diabeetus” joke? The answer is likely all too recent. Type 2 Diabetes is an extremely stigmatized condition — the majority of Type 2 diabetes patients report feeling stigma.[1] The public perceives Type 2 diabetes as a self-inflicted disease, worthy of derision. Unfortunately, some healthcare professionals also feel this way.

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Tags: diabetes, patient, Diagnosis, stigma, Youth, lifestyle

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure: Early screening for lung cancer gains momentum

Posted by Nursing Educator on Nov 12, 2018 12:20:53 PM

Every year, over 150,000 people in the United States of America die of lung cancer, making lung cancer by far the leading cause of cancer death.[1] One reason why lung cancer is so deadly is that it often eludes detection until too late to save the patient. 80% of lung cancer patients are only diagnosed once their cancer has reached stage III or stage IV, by which point surgery is off the table.[2]

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Tags: lung cancer, early screening, prevention, liquid biopsy, smoking, death

How do we care for our students?

Posted by Nursing Educator on Nov 5, 2018 11:36:00 AM

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Tags: student engagement, student, know, fan, nursing professionals

11 Misconceptions about the Influenza Vaccine

Posted by Skyscape on Nov 1, 2018 10:48:46 AM

Influenza, also known as “the flu”, is a contagious respiratory illness. It is caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat and lungs. Flu symptoms can include fever, cough, body ache, headache, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, chills, tiredness and sometimes vomiting and diarrhea. In some cases, people with flu do not have a fever.

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Tags: immunization shots, health check-up, Influenza, Flu viruses, Flu, Antibiotics, Flu vaccine, Flu shots, Misconception about flu shots, Guillain-Barré Syndrome, GBS, respiratory illness

Medical Librarians: Vital Partners in Healthcare

Posted by Nursing Educator on Oct 31, 2018 4:45:48 PM

“What could explain my patient’s pain and discolored legs after ankle surgery?”

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Tags: medical librarian, surgery, medical library, evidence-based medicine, healthcare, clinical

Stopping the Line for Patient Safety

Posted by Skyscape on Oct 30, 2018 11:18:53 AM

At Toyota factories—yes, the car company—every assembly line has a big red button. And every worker has a responsibility to press the button if they feel something is amiss. This button stops the entire assembly line. Stopping the line could mean the difference between building a safe car versus building one that puts people at risk.

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Tags: patient safety, stopping the line, safety, prevention, mistakes

Silent but Deadly: The Carcinogen We Love

Posted by Nursing Educator on Oct 17, 2018 9:51:00 AM

The news constantly bombards us with headlines announcing yet another thing that may increase cancer risk. From pesticides to cigarettes, burnt toast to nitrates, the list goes on and on.

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Tags: cancer, alcohol, prevention

Tips for a Successful Back-to-School Season

Posted by Skyscape on Oct 4, 2018 3:45:08 PM

Heading back to school following a relaxed summer can be a time of great excitement, and carries with it some anxiety for both parents and children. Parents can help to mitigate this by establishing a regular routine for their school-aged children, in an effort to make the 2018-2019 school year as successful as possible.

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Tags: back to school, school reopen, manage backpack, new school, new classroom, kids, health check-up, immunization shots, children, healthy breakfast, homework routine

Physician Burnout: Causes, Effects and Remedies

Posted by Skyscape on Sep 14, 2018 9:18:33 AM

Physician burnout is an epidemic prevailing today in the medical profession. A study shows that on an average 1 in 3 US doctors at any given time suffer from physician burnout. Recent survey in the US shows that physician burnout rates are higher than 50%. These revelations demonstrate that doctors are facing extreme work pressures which is leading to burnout.

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Tags: physician burnout causes, physician burnout prevention, physician burnout remedies, physician burnout symptoms

What does self-care have to do with my role as an educator?

Posted by Skyscape on Sep 11, 2018 1:55:37 PM

Know, Don't know, No.

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Tags: self-care