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    Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome (ZES)

    Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome (ZES)
    Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (ZES) is a rare disorder that causes tumors in the pancreas and duodenum and ulcers in the stomach and duodenum. The pancreas is a gland located behind the stomach. It produces enzymes that break down fat, protein, and carbohydrates from food, and hormones like insulin that break down sugar. The duodenum is the first part of the small intestine. ...
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    Cell Structures

    h4. The Plasma Membrane - A Cell's Protective Coat The outer lining of a eukaryotic cell is called the plasma membrane. This membrane serves to separate and protect a cell from its surrounding environment and is made mostly from a double layer of proteins and lipids, fat-like molecules. Embedded within this membrane are a variety of other molecules that act as ...
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    Compassion Fatigue Syndrome: What is It? Do You Have It?

    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 You Can Eat Healthy at Work and Home

    How You Can Eat Healthy at Work and Home
    You're a busy healthcare professional, and you've probably got a lot more on your plate than just your job. You might have a family. A hobby (or two, or three!). A social life. Between everything you take it, you might forget about the food you put into your body. It's easy to swing by the fast food restaurant on the way ...
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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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    Animal Box for Valentines Day Cards

    Animal Box for Valentines Day Cards
    For this activity, children will create a box for their valentines that has personality with a fun animal face. Younger children may need to have a template made for them that they can decorate, but older children may like the flexibility of creating their own animal character. This should take a minimum of 1 hour to complete, but may be modified ...
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    Overview of Nursing Practice Models

    For purposes of this paper, the term “nursing practice model” refers to operational models for redesigning nursing practice for the provision of patient care in organizational settings, primarily hospitals and longterm care facilities. Though the models may be implemented organization-wide, they typically redesign nursing practice at the point of patient care delivery, that is, at the nursing unit level. Thus the ...
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    Pulling the Information Together: A Case Study - The Patient with Aortic Disease

    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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    Latex Allergies

    h4. Introduction While there have been sporadic reports of adverse reactions to latex products since the 1920's, there has been an unprecedented increase in the prevalence of latex allergies since the late 1980's. After the first North American reports of allergic reactions to latex in 1989, an alarming number of cases were reported to the Food & Drug Administration, including 15 ...
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    Deep Vein Thrombosis

    h4. Introduction Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is the primary cause of fatal and nonfatal pulmonary embolism (PE). Most thrombi form in the deep calf veins - in the valve sinuses of the soleal veins or behind the valve cusps in the posterior and anterior tibial veins. However, 20% or more develop in the popliteal vein, femoral vein, and iliac branches, and ...
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    Multi-Infarct Dementia Fact Sheet

    h4. Introduction Serious forgetfulness, mood swings, and other behavioral changes are not a normal part of aging. They may be caused by poor diet, lack of sleep, or too many medicines, for example. Feelings of loneliness, boredom, or depression also can cause forgetfulness. These problems are serious and should be treated. Often they can be reversed. Sometimes, however, mental changes are ...
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    Treatment of HIV Infection

    h4. Treatment of HIV Infection In the early 1980s when the epidemic began, AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency disease) patients were not likely to live longer than a few years. With the development of safe and effective drugs, however, people infected with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) now have longer and healthier lives. The discovery and development of new therapeutic strategies against HIV is ...
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    Lumbar Intervertebral Disc Herniation

    h4. Introduction Low back pain is a universal phenomenon. The economic cost in the United States, in terms of lost time and medical expense, amounts to 1.9 billion dollars annually. Over 200,000 patients have surgery for ruptured lumbar discs yearly in the United States. While laminectomy for disc removal is the standard, it is not without its' well-known morbidity. Because of ...
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    Heroin Addiction Fact Sheet

    Heroin Addiction Fact Sheet
    h4. Thirty Plus Years Ago In the 1960s, the most popular form of treatment for heroin addiction was “Civil Commitment,” which essentially placed heroin addicts in prison camps. After use of heroin (and other drugs) skyrocketed, methadone was tested and found to be an effective treatment for opiate addiction. In the early 1970s, public concern over veterans returning from Vietnam with ...
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    Genes and Populations

    Genes and Populations
    After decades of research, scientists have identified all of the genetic “letters” that spell out the “words” of our genes. This library of genes—called the human genetic code, or the human genome—is the complete set of instructions for creating you or me. But scientists’ ability to read the human genetic code is only a beginning. It will be many more years ...
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    Possible Legal Risks a Nurse Might Encounter

    Possible Legal Risks a Nurse Might Encounter
    In today's litigious society, it can be easy for the nursing staff to become involved directly or indirectly in legal matters. However, just as the amount of cases has increased, there are some common themes among legal battles involving nursing practitioners that have stood out. By understanding some of the issues at work, nurses can avoid many of the trouble or ...
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    Current Management of Group B Strep Infection

    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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    Striving for Wellness and Vitality: Helping Patients Make Lifestyle Changes to Improve Health

    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 Much Does Effective Communication Matter?

    The Problem: "It's my grandmother," explained the scared blond ten-year old. "She's sick again." With the help of some neighbors, Amra Omerovic's resourceful young grandson had brought her to the emergency room. This lovely silver-haired lady was in shock; her blood sugar levels were dangerously high. The doctor was baffled. If this 58-year-old Bosnian grandmother was taking her insulin "just like ...
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    Erectile Dysfunction

    h4. Introduction Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is defined as the consistent inability to achieve and maintain an erection of the penis sufficient to permit satisfactory sexual intercourse. The word "consistent" is included in the definition because an occasional episode of ED occurs in many men as a normal phenomenon. Additionally, the use of "impotence" as a synonym for ED has been virtually ...
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