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Teaching Prevention Strategies for Seasonal Influenza in Healthcare Settings

Each year, five to 20 percent of U.S. residents catch the flu, and many will seek care in healthcare settings such as pediatrician offices, urgent-care centers, doctor's offices, and even...

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Winter Reading List for Nurse Educators

1. From Exhausted to Extraordinary: Strategies to Reverse Nurse Fatigue by Renee Thompson, DNP, RN, CMSRN

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Diabetes Education: Tools for Educators

Diabetes is a serious, complex, chronic condition that affects more than 30 million people in the United States, which is equivalent to 1 in 10 Americans. The strong correlation between diabetes,...

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Benefits of Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy asks: “What matters to you?” instead of “What’s the matter with you?” It’s a prime example of what differentiates occupational therapy from other physical therapy programs....

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Giving Thanks for Behind-the-Scene Skills

We are always aware of being thankful for first responders, especially our EMS cohorts. This year, after working with Ross/West View EMS, we learned of some not-so-obvious reasons to be thankful...

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Alzheimer's Curriculum from the CDC

Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia, is projected to affect nearly 14 million people by the year 2060. But Alzheimer's isn't a normal part of aging, and the Center for Disease...

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The Benefits of Joining a Simulation-Related Networking Group

In the age of social networking abundance, with sites like LinkedIn and Twitter providing constant industry updates and opportunities to connect, it can seem as though all our professional...

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How to Compare QCPR Devices

In August of 2017, the American Heart Association (AHA) issued a directive that will take effect on January 31, 2019 requiring the use of a feedback device in all their adult cardiopulmonary...

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Chronic Health Conditions for Veterans

The Veteran’s Health Administration (VHA) has begun to focus on preventative services and healthy lifestyle interventions for the veteran population of the United States. Healthcare providers,...

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5 Tips for Standardized Participants

Standardized participants (SPs) for simulation scenarios can be sourced from a variety of places. If a school of nursing is at a college or university with a theater program, they may ask for...

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