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Safeguarding Your Patients Against Social Media

HIPAA protected Healthcare Information in the Age of Expanding Social Media Boundaries Social by nature, curious by design and caring by desire, health care providers hold the important responsibility of our patient’s personal medical information in confidence. The hallmark attribute…

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Ten Things to Know about Congenital Heart Disease

ICU nurses care for the tiniest hearts Congenital heart disease (CHD). Have you heard of it? We are often met with surprise when talking to friends and families about our profession and our patient population in the pediatric cardiac intensive…

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Murder is Not Caused by Guns or Trucks, But by Our Thinking

The symptoms of dis-ease will never disappear until we are brave enough, patient enough, and diligent enough to address the core issues that create the dis-ease. There is no question that our world is experiencing dis-ease. Various dictionaries describe dis-ease…

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ED Nurses Fight Opioid Epidemic

Arming frontline nurses to treat life-threatening overdoses As nurses, we witness the national opioid epidemic daily. The rise in opioid abuse is skyrocketing and our hospital resources are stretched. Yet, when armed with the right resources we are uniquely positioned…

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Hospice of Dayton, Inc., Wins Pathway to Excellence Award

Nurses recognized for exceptional commitment to care.  Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton is the first hospice and palliative care facility to receive the Pathway to Excellence designation. This designation, awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), recognizes healthcare facilities that…

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Conjoined Twins Successfully Separated

UF Health NICU plays role in preparing twins for surgery In December 2015, at 21 weeks’ gestation, parents Mark and Jackie learned that they were expecting twins. They also learned that the babies were joined from heart to liver. Conjoined…

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Rash and Joint Pain

This case highlights the potential complications of an everyday, childhood infection Tommy, a 4 year old boy presented to the office with a chief complaint of right knee pain. His father reported Tommy was riding his bike last week when…

Advanced Practice Providers
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Rash and Joint Pain

This case highlights the potential complications of an everyday, childhood infection Tommy, a 4 year old boy presented to the office with a chief complaint…

Careers
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New Kid on the Team

Starting a new job in a new place can be nerve wracking even for seasoned nurses like me. I’m working at a major hospital in…

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Safeguarding Your Patients Against Social Media

HIPAA protected Healthcare Information in the Age of Expanding Social Media Boundaries Social by nature, curious by design and caring by desire, health care providers hold the important responsibility of our patient’s personal medical information in confidence. The hallmark attribute…

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Ten Things to Know about Congenital Heart Disease

ICU nurses care for the tiniest hearts Congenital heart disease (CHD). Have you heard of it? We are often met with surprise when talking to friends and families about our profession and our patient population in the pediatric cardiac intensive…

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ThermiSmooth: An Anti-Aging ‘Lunch-Time’ Procedure

The trend towards non-invasive, no-downtime procedures with little to no discomfort continues to rise.   Aesthetic procedures that can be performed as a “lunch time” procedure continue to increase in demand. ThermiSmooth, using radio frequency energy, improves the appearance of aging…

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New Kid on the Team

Starting a new job in a new place can be nerve wracking even for seasoned nurses like me. I’m working at a major hospital in the city that I grew up in, and I almost forgot what it was to…

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Safeguarding Your Patients Against Social Media

HIPAA protected Healthcare Information in the Age of Expanding Social Media Boundaries Social by nature, curious by design and caring by desire, health care providers hold the important responsibility of our patient’s personal medical information in confidence. The hallmark attribute…

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Reviewing Rosacea

Rosacea is a very common disorder that affects the skin of the face with flares that wax and wane in severity. The condition can be mild, with only a light pink color on the cheeks and nose, or very severe and deep red.…

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DNPs Giving Back

As 2016 draws to a close and I finish evaluating my students’ progress in each of the DNP Essentials, I have been thinking about how to continue pushing myself also. For me, completing the DNP degree was a transformative experience.…

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Safeguarding Your Patients Against Social Media

HIPAA protected Healthcare Information in the Age of Expanding Social Media Boundaries Social by nature, curious by design and caring by desire, health care providers hold the important responsibility of our patient’s personal medical information in confidence. The hallmark attribute…

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New to Nursing: Attracting Millennials to the Nursing Unit

Multi-generational teams enhance the profession Within a very few short years, millennials will make up a majority of the workforce, and their percentage will continue to grow for at least another decade as the generation fully comes into its own.…

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Nursing Holds the Heart of America, But…

Nursing has once again been voted the most trusted profession in America. Merriam-Webster defines trust as the “firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.” We, as nurses, hold the firm belief of the American…

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A Man’s Eye View: Nursing through the Years

Two score and 3 years ago (hmm, that would be 43), I graduated from my pre-licensure associate degree nursing program. I was 20-years-old and full of excitement about starting my career. Now, looking in the rear-view mirror at the other…

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Murder is Not Caused by Guns or Trucks, But by Our Thinking

The symptoms of dis-ease will never disappear until we are brave enough, patient enough, and diligent enough to address the core issues that create the dis-ease. There is no question that our world is experiencing dis-ease. Various dictionaries describe dis-ease…

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Moving Forward After Loss

Nurses deal with sorrow and loss on a frequent basis, so much so that it becomes an occupational hazard for some specialties. Yet we never quite get used to the feeling. Whether professionally or personally, grief can feel staggeringly overwhelming. It…