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    Schizophrenia: Overview and Symptoms

    Schizophrenia: Overview and Symptoms
    Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disorder that has been recognized throughout recorded history . It affects about 1 percent of Americans. People with schizophrenia may hear voices other people don't hear or they may believe that others are reading their minds, controlling their thoughts, or plotting to harm them. These experiences are terrifying and can cause fearfulness, withdrawal, ...
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    Tips for a Smooth Nursing Shift Change

    Tips for a Smooth Nursing Shift Change
    At the end of a long day of caring for patients, it’s time to give the end-of-shift report to the oncoming nurses. Although it may be tempting to rush through this routine duty, patient safety hinges on a complete and correct exchange of information. “We underestimate its importance,” says Elizabeth Henneman, RN, PhD, CCNS, an assistant professor in the School of ...
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    Rett Syndrome

    Rett Syndrome
    An important part of the mission of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is to understand all stages of development throughout the lifespan - from birth and childhood, through adolescence and adulthood, and into old age. One of the key ...
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    Nurses with Disabilities Find On-the-Job Support

    Nurses with Disabilities Find On-the-Job Support
    While working as a nurse in today’s healthcare world can be stressful enough, nurses with disabilities can face additional on-the-job challenges, including colleagues who may not feel they are capable of doing the work and needing assistance in a job that often requires strength and stamina. However, by making some adjustments, nurses with disabilities can continue to practice their profession. Cary ...
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    Genetics, New Science and New Frontiers: Is This the Future of Psychiatric Nursing?

    This topic is an actual presentation from a national conference conducted by Contemporary Forums and includes the streaming, synchronized audio with visual materials. CE Credit is optional. Contemporary Forums: Providing Quality, Accredited Continuing Education to Thousands of Healthcare Professionals For More Than 25 Years and Now Offering both Live Conferences and Online Conference Content Via the Online CE Library.
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    Traumatic Injury During Pregnancy

    This topic is an actual presentation from a national conference conducted by Contemporary Forums and includes the streaming, synchronized audio with visual materials. CE Credit is optional. Contemporary Forums: Providing Quality, Accredited Continuing Education to Thousands of Healthcare Professionals For More Than 25 Years and Now Offering both Live Conferences and Online Conference Content Via the Online CE Library.
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    Treatment Methods for Kidney Failure: Hemodialysis

    Treatment Methods for Kidney Failure: Hemodialysis
    Hemodialysis is the most common method used to treat advanced and permanent kidney failure. Since the 1960s, when hemodialysis first became a practical treatment for kidney failure, we’ve learned much about how to make hemodialysis treatments more effective and minimize side effects. In recent years, more compact and simpler dialysis machines have made home dialysis increasingly attractive. But even with better ...
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    Advance Directives: Living Wills and Healthcare Proxies

    Advance Directives: Living Wills and Healthcare Proxies
    _Advance directives_ are oral and written instructions about future medical care should your parent become unable to make decisions (for example, unconscious or too ill to communicate). Each State regulates the use of advance directives differently. A _living will_ is one type of advance directive. It takes effect when the patient is terminally ill. Advance directives are not set in stone. ...
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    Patient Advocacy: Barriers and Facilitators

    Patient Advocacy: Barriers and Facilitators
    h4. Background The role of patient advocacy is not new for nurses. Historically, patient advocacy has been a moral obligation for nurses. During recent years, nursing literature has been focused on the advocacy role and nursing professions has adopted the term 'patient advocacy' to denote an ideal of the practice. Nurses assume that they have an ethical obligation to advocate for ...
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    A Simple Guide to MRSA

    h4. About MRSA Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus is the full name for MRSA (sometimes referred to as the 'superbug'). It belongs to the Staphylococcus aureus family of germs. Staphylococcus aureus is a very common cause of bacterial infections such as boils, carbuncles, infected wounds, deep abscesses and bloodstream infection (or bacteraemia). It was first described in the 1880s when doctors realised ...
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    Stevens-Johnsons Syndrome

    Stevens-Johnsons Syndrome
    Stevens-Johnsons Syndrome, or Erythema multiforme, is a skin disorder resulting from an allergic reaction. h4. Causes, Incidence, and Risk Factors Erythema multiforme is a type of hypersensitivity (allergic) reaction that occurs in response to medications, infections, or illness. Medications associated with erythema multiforme include sulfonamides, penicillins, barbiturates, and phenytoin. Associated infections include herpes simplex and mycoplasma infections. The exact cause is ...
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    Error Prevention in Surgical Settings

    Error Prevention in Surgical Settings
    In describing the "central law of improvement," one health care improvement expert tells health care clinicians that "every system is perfectly designed to achieve the results it achieves." Complex systems, such as health care, appear to be more prone to errors than others. In aviation, a primary focus on safety has led to systems that are designed to minimize the risk ...
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    Vital Signs: Overview and Effect of Aging Changes

    Vital Signs: Overview and Effect of Aging Changes
    Vital signs show an individual is alive. They include heart beat, breathing rate, temperature, and blood pressure. These signs may be watched, measured, and monitored to check an individual's level of physical functioning. Normal vital signs change with age, sex, weight, exercise tolerance, and condition. Normal ranges for the average healthy adult vital signs are: Temperature: 97.8 - 99.1 degrees Fahrenheit ...
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    Collaborating with Your Physician Advisor

    This topic is an actual presentation from a national conference conducted by Contemporary Forums and includes the streaming, synchronized audio with visual materials. CE Credit is optional. Contemporary Forums: Providing Quality, Accredited Continuing Education to Thousands of Healthcare Professionals For More Than 25 Years and Now Offering both Live Conferences and Online Conference Content Via the Online CE Library.
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    How to Make Case Management an Integral Part of Your Organization: Strategies for Success

    This topic is an actual presentation from a national conference conducted by Contemporary Forums and includes the streaming, synchronized audio with visual materials. CE Credit is optional. Contemporary Forums: Providing Quality, Accredited Continuing Education to Thousands of Healthcare Professionals For More Than 25 Years and Now Offering both Live Conferences and Online Conference Content Via the Online CE Library.
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    The Relationship Between Discharge Planning and Utilization Review: Updates on Rules and Regulations and Implications for Case Management

    This topic is an actual presentation from a national conference conducted by Contemporary Forums and includes the streaming, synchronized audio with visual materials. CE Credit is optional. Contemporary Forums: Providing Quality, Accredited Continuing Education to Thousands of Healthcare Professionals For More Than 25 Years and Now Offering both Live Conferences and Online Conference Content Via the Online CE Library.
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    Foundations for Success with Clinical Documentation Improvement

    This topic is an actual presentation from a national conference conducted by Contemporary Forums and includes the streaming, synchronized audio with visual materials. CE Credit is optional. Contemporary Forums: Providing Quality, Accredited Continuing Education to Thousands of Healthcare Professionals For More Than 25 Years and Now Offering both Live Conferences and Online Conference Content Via the Online CE Library.
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    Discharge Planning: Practical Applications

    This topic is an actual presentation from a national conference conducted by Contemporary Forums and includes the streaming, synchronized audio with visual materials. CE Credit is optional. Contemporary Forums: Providing Quality, Accredited Continuing Education to Thousands of Healthcare Professionals For More Than 25 Years and Now Offering both Live Conferences and Online Conference Content Via the Online CE Library.
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    Dehydration

    Dehydration means your body does not have as much water and fluids as it should. Dehydration can be caused by losing too much fluid, not drinking enough water or fluids, or both. Vomiting and diarrhea are common causes. Infants and children are more susceptible to dehydration than adults because of their smaller body weights and higher turnover of water and electrolytes. ...
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    The Role of the Case Manager in Patient Safety

    This topic is an actual presentation from a national conference conducted by Contemporary Forums and includes the streaming, synchronized audio with visual materials. CE Credit is optional. Contemporary Forums: Providing Quality, Accredited Continuing Education to Thousands of Healthcare Professionals For More Than 25 Years and Now Offering both Live Conferences and Online Conference Content Via the Online CE Library.
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