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    What is Dystonia?

    What is Dystonia?
    Dystonia is a neurological disorder characterized by over-activity of a specific group of muscles and/or muscle. It is the over-activity of these specific muscles that causes involuntary movements and tremors, sustained muscle contractions, and abnormal postures. How is Dystonia Misdiagnosed? Dystonia is misdiagnosed 90% of the time by clinicians. The involuntary movements and spasms caused by dystonia sometimes are attributed to ...
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    Understanding the Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care

    Understanding the Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care
    _The document below pertains specifically to Georgia state law, but it can be used by all health care professionals to better understand Durable Power of Attorney practices in all states_ h4. What Is a Durable Power of Attorney For Health Care? A Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care (DPOA-HC) is a document or paper that allows us to designate or ...
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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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    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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    How To Bridge the Nursing Generation Gap

    How To Bridge the Nursing Generation Gap
    When you begin your first nursing job, you'll encounter colleagues from four generations -- generations with differing and sometimes colliding values. Don't let these disparities sidetrack your career. By understanding your coworkers, you'll appreciate what they have to offer and create productive working relationships. p((. • Hidden Diversity p((. • The Silent Generation p((. • The Baby Boomers p((. • Generation ...
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    Emergency Department 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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    Valentine's Day Heart Purse

    Valentine's Day Heart Purse
    Create purses for patients to collect classroom Valentines or treats in. This activity should take a minimum of 30 minutes depending on how much decorating is done. Younger children may need hearts pre-cut for them for safety reasons. Use your judgment. h4. Materials: 1. Fun foam or felt fabric in Valentines Day colors. 2. String, yarn, or ribbon. 3. Puffy ...
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    Breaking the Bad News: Communicating with Patients and Families

    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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    New Drugs & Treatment Strategies in the Therapeutic Pipeline

    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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    Heart Disease: Myths vs. Facts

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States—it kills more than 25 percent of all people. It's an astoundingly high number, especially for a disease that can be managed by simple factors like diet and exercise. Many people think that heart disease is a man's disease, but it actually affects women more than men. That's just ...
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    Tissue Paper Flowers For Valentines Day

    Tissue Paper Flowers For Valentines Day
    Ages 9-11 Patients can create a bouquet of flowers for their loved ones for valentines day. h4. Materials 1. Colored tissue paper 2. Pipe cleaners 3. Scissors h4. Directions 1. Instruct kids to select 1, 2, or 3 colors and to stack about 10 pieces of tissue paper in those colors. Have them cut the stack into a "dog bone" shape ...
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    Herbal Suppliments That Nurses Should Know

    Herbal Suppliments That Nurses Should Know
    Many herbs have a long history of use and of claimed health benefits and supplement sales are soaring in the US and abroad. However herbs are not controlled substances and many can interact with drugs and can cause health problems. It more important than ever for nurses to know the basics about popular herbs in order to protect patients from misinformation ...
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    Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD)

    h4. What is vCJD? Both vCJD and BSE are relatively new forms of a family of diseases, known as transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs), that have been recognised for hundreds of years. They are called "spongiform" because, under a microscope, the affected brain tissue looks like a sponge. TSEs can affect both people and animals and share common characteristics. All of them ...
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    "Top 10" List to Understanding Congenital Heart 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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    Neurologic Emergencies: What Every Nurse Needs to Know

    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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    MRSA: A Pediatric Perspective

    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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    Patient Advocates: Be a Friend in the Hospital

    Patient Advocates: Be a Friend in the Hospital
    We all hope a stay in the hospital is uneventful and goes smoothly. However, things don't always work that way. Trips to the emergency room, overnight stays and stints in long-term healthcare facilities are stressful for patients and their families. Who can you turn to when you have a problem in a hospital? A patient advocate is often the answer. While ...
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    Severe Sepsis and Survival

    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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    Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) - An Introduction

    Introduction CAM's Growing Popularity in the United States Patients were the first to embrace alternative medicine while the medical establishment slowly began to acknowledge its merits. In the United States, alternative therapies are fast becoming an integral part of mainstream health care. In the year 2000, over 40% of Americans spent over 27 billion dollars out of their own pockets on ...
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