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    Advancing Your LPN License

    Advancing Your LPN License
    Having a career as a Licensed Practical Nurse is a great start to immerse you in the nursing field relatively quickly, however, it can be limiting in the types of positions that are available to you. You may have found yourself with this license because you have never been able to take time enough away from your family or your job ...
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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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    Myasthenia Gravis Fact Sheet

    Myasthenia Gravis Fact Sheet
    h4. What is myasthenia gravis? Myasthenia gravis is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease characterized by varying degrees of weakness of the skeletal (voluntary) muscles of the body. The name myasthenia gravis, which is Latin and Greek in origin, literally means "grave muscle weakness." With current therapies, however, most cases of myasthenia gravis are not as "grave" as the name implies. In ...
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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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    Cystic Fibrosis - Update and Perioperative Considerations

    h4. Introduction Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a systemic, recessively inherited disease affecting the glands that produce mucus, tears, sweat, saliva and digestive juices. Normally, these secretions are thin and slippery. But in CF, a defective gene causes the body's secretions to become thick and sticky. Instead of acting as a lubricant, the secretions may plug up tubes, ducts and passageways — ...
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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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    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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    Prader-Willi Syndrome

    Prader-Willi Syndrome
    h4. What is Prader-Willi syndrome? Prader-Willi syndrome is a complex genetic condition that affects many parts of the body. In infancy, this condition is characterized by weak muscle tone (hypotonia), feeding difficulties, poor growth, and delayed development. Beginning in childhood, affected individuals develop an insatiable appetite and chronic overeating (hyperphagia). As a result, most experience rapid weight gain leading to obesity. ...
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    Developmental Hip Dysplasia

    Developmental Hip Dysplasia
    h4. Developmental Hip Dysplasia Explained Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH), previously referred to as congenital dislocation of the hip (CDH), means that the hip joint of a newborn baby is dislocated or prone to dislocation. Around 95 per cent of babies born with DDH can be successfully treated. Approximately one in every 600 girls is affected, compared to just one ...
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    Recognizing Signs and Symptoms of Child Abuse and Neglect

     Recognizing Signs and Symptoms of Child Abuse and Neglect
    The first step in helping abused or neglected children is learning to recognize the signs of child abuse and neglect. The presence of a single sign does not prove child abuse is occurring in a family; however, when these signs appear repeatedly or in combination you should take a closer look at the situation and consider the possibility of child abuse. ...
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    Dumping Syndrome

    Dumping Syndrome
    Dumping Syndrome, or Rapid Gastric Emptying, happens when the lower end of the small intestine (jejunum) fills too quickly with undigested food from the stomach. "Early" dumping begins during or right after a meal. Symptoms of early dumping include nausea, vomiting, bloating, cramping, diarrhea, dizziness, and fatigue. "Late" dumping happens 1 to 3 hours after eating. Symptoms of late dumping include ...
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    Baby's head shape: What's normal?

    Baby's head shape: What's normal?
    Many newborns have slightly lopsided heads. Sometimes, it's because their heads are molded unevenly in the birth canal. In other cases, head shape is affected by spending too much time in one position. Although your baby's head shape will probably even out on its own, varying your baby's head position can help. h4. How position affects head shape You'll notice two ...
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    Hyperglycemia and HIV/AIDS

    Hyperglycemia and HIV/AIDS
    h4. What is glucose? Glucose, commonly called blood sugar, is the body's main energy source. Your body breaks down the food you eat and converts it to glucose. Your cells take glucose from your blood and use it to make energy. h4. What is hyperglycemia? Hyperglycemia occurs when you have a higher than usual level of glucose in your blood. This ...
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    Substance Abuse

    Substance Abuse
    h4. Introduction Substance abuse and addiction comprise a public health problem with wide-ranging social, economic, and physical consequences. Drug-related deaths have more than doubled since the early 1980s. Although substance abuse costs American society more than $135 billion a year, there is no real way to put a price on the overall costs to society. Increased crime, disease, devastation of families, ...
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    Tips for Getting Published in a Nursing Journal

    Tips for Getting Published in a Nursing Journal
    Getting an article published in a nursing journal may seem daunting to novice writers, but the rewards far outweigh the challenges. RN editors and authors offer these pointers to help aspiring authors convert good ideas into published work. h4. Recognize the Opportunity Most nursing journal articles are written by nurse educators required to conduct and publish research. However, staff nurses, nurse ...
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    Malpractice and Other Lawsuits Affecting Nurses

    Malpractice and Other Lawsuits Affecting Nurses
    Q: How can I be responsible for a bad patient outcome when I barely knew the patient? Am I responsible for a patient's bad outcome when several others also took care of the patient? Why am I being sued when the patient was well and discharged from my floor a week ago? I am only the HMO "Call A Nurse", how ...
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    Hot Topics in Neonatology: What's New?

    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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    What Can LPN Practitioners Expect As a Salary?

    What Can LPN Practitioners Expect As a Salary?
    The salaries of LPN professional vary from one state to the other. The significant increase in the demand for health care professionals has resulted in a lot of competition in the market and there is a greater variance in the salaries of the LPN professional, mostly depending on the experience and educational background. A LPN (licensed practical nurse) or LVN ...
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    Lupus Fact Sheet

    Lupus Fact Sheet
    Lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus) is a serious and potentially fatal autoimmune disease that mainly affects young women. The disease often starts between the ages of 15 and 44. The manifestations of lupus are diverse: it can affect many parts of the body, including the joints, skin, kidneys, heart, lungs, blood vessels, and brain. People of all races can have lupus; however, ...
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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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