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Why you should carry a Drug Guide on your smartphone

Posted by Skyscape on Jan 17, 2019 8:34:09 AM

A Johns Hopkins University study conducted in 2016 reveals that medical errors are the third leading cause of deaths in the United States, following heart disease and cancer. Some common examples of medical errors are: incorrect diagnosis, providing multiple drugs that interact negatively, and administering the wrong medication to the wrong patient.

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Tags: Drug Guide, Medical Error, Dosing Calculator, Misdiagnosis, Drug Classifications, error in patient care, Drug side-effects

Map that Pap! 19 additional years to protect against HPV!

Posted by Nursing Educator on Jan 15, 2019 12:33:40 AM

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, and with good reason. Each year, almost 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer.[1] But with Pap smears and preventive vaccination, over nine in ten cervical cancers could be stopped in their tracks.[2] In October of 2018, Gardasil-9—the vaccine that prevents cervical cancer—was approved for more patients than ever before.

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Tags: cervical cancer, pap smears, vaccination, infection, pregnancy, HPV, patient

Reality in the New Year

Posted by Nursing Educator on Jan 8, 2019 9:53:57 AM

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Tags: Resolutions, Goals, New Year, nursing educator, student, reality, Change, Chaotic, positive outcomes, NextGen

HIV: No longer a death sentence, but not cured

Posted by Nursing Educator on Dec 21, 2018 4:03:57 PM
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Tags: HIV, PrEP, patient, healthcare provider, HIV Virus, prophylaxis, Injection drug users, sex, Disease, Medical screening, Oncologists

The Importance of HIPAA-Secure Communication

Posted by Skyscape on Dec 18, 2018 12:21:31 PM

We all know that the healthcare industry is plagued with allegations of patient data breaches from online hackers and in-house data imposters. Hackers constantly attempt to steal the Protected Health Information (PHI) of patients and sell it on the black market for fraudulent purposes. Patients' PHI data is vulnerable because it is shared with various healthcare entities.

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Tags: hipaa, data breach, HIPAA compliance, healthcare industry, PHI, HIPAA violations, NPI, patient, EHR

Your Nursing Program Needs Care Too!

Posted by Skyscape on Dec 12, 2018 9:45:17 AM

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Tags: fan, nursing educator, nursing program, teaching methodologies, protect, employer satisfaction, professional trends, faculty, student

Protect yourself from influenza: get a flu vaccine!

Posted by Nursing Educator on Dec 7, 2018 5:40:53 PM

Why get a flu vaccine?

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Tags: Flu shots, Flu, Influenza, Flu vaccine, flu symptoms, patient, protect, fever, children

Getting to the heart of diabetes

Posted by Nursing Educator on Nov 30, 2018 2:02:30 PM

We all know that diabetes affects sugar metabolism. But what many people don’t know is that people with diabetes are at a far higher risk of heart disease. Adults with diabetes are two to four times more likely to die from heart disease. At least 68% of people older than 65 with diabetes will die from heart disease.[1] For National Diabetes Month, take a moment to learn about the connection between diabetes and the heart.

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Tags: diabetes, sugar metabolism, heart disease, blood, patient, healthcare provider, coronary heart disease, exercise

High-school vaping is up by 78%, and the FDA is taking action

Posted by Nursing Educator on Nov 27, 2018 12:11:45 PM

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has moved to limit the sales of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) to youth.[1] The new laws sequester electronic nicotine delivery systems in stores, requiring retailers to keep these products in areas inaccessible to teenagers. Effectively, this bans e-cigarette sales in convenience stores and gas stations, but not in specialty stores.

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Tags: e-cigarettes, Highschoolers, Tobacco, Teenagers, FDA, Vaping, smoking, Youth, Media Literacy

Types of Bullying and their Surefire Remedies

Posted by Skyscape on Nov 19, 2018 10:59:19 AM

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Tags: bullying, verbal bullying, physical bullying, relational bullying, cyberbullying, humiliation, hitting, name-calling, extorting money, intimidation, spreading bad rumors

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