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Addressing the Challenges of the Nurse Educator Shortage

Demand for nurses is outpacing enrollment in schools of nursing. Unfortunately, a shortage of nurse educators and other faculty, clinical sites, and classroom space, plus budgetary restraints,...

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3 Staffing Challenges for EMS Departments

Posted on July 25, 2017 by Evan Stiger

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is a necessary and important public service role, and demand for career professionals is high. The jobs are there, but hard to fill. EMTs and paramedics tend to be...

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5 Ways Automated Dispensing Machines Improve Patient Safety

Posted on July 20, 2017 by Justin Head

One potential mechanism to improve hospital efficiency and patient safety is the automated dispensing cabinet (ADC). An ADC is a decentralized medication distribution system that provides computer...

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UV Safety Prevents Eye Disease

Overexposure to UV rays can cause cataracts; eye cancer; photokeratitis, or temporary sun blindness; and pterygium, also known as surfer’s eye. While many people have gotten smarter about...

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Remembering Innovator and Medical Educator Dr. Michael S. Gordon

Michael S. Gordon, MD, Ph.D., was the founder and director emeritus of the Michael S. Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education. He passed away suddenly on July 7, 2017. He was 80 years old.

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Teaching Workplace Violence Prevention

Posted on July 11, 2017 by Evan Stiger

Workplace violence is an obstacle for healthcare professionals, and shouldn’t be ignored or labeled “part of the job.” Nurses must be able to provide care without concern for their personal...

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Preventing Lyme Disease

Posted on July 6, 2017 by Dawn Mangine

The tick population in the United States has soared this year. In order to prevent bites from these insects, which can lead to tick-borne diseases such as Lyme disease, take the following...

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