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Author: Dawn Mangine

Teaching Best Practices in Phlebotomy

Phlebotomy is the surgical puncturing of a vein to collect and draw blood, whether for laboratory tests or blood donation. Employment in this healthcare profession is projected to grow 25 percent...

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True or False: Teach the Facts about Cervical Cancer

All women are at risk to get cervical cancer, although it usually affects women over the age of 30. Although it used to be the leading cause of cancer death for women in the United States, rates...

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Tips for Building a Standardized Patient Program, Part 2

This is Part Two of a two-part series; read Part One here.

Once standardized patients (SPs) have been recruited into your program, the next steps include casting, scripting, and, finally, of...

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Tips for Building a Standardized Patient Program

One of the challenges for nursing and healthcare education programs that want to use simulation scenarios is deciding whether or not to use standardized patients (also called standardized...

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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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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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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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Teaching Students to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections

A healthcare-associated infection (HAI) is an infection that results from germs entering a patient’s body as the result of their medical care. HAIs can be associated with the use of invasive...

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Careers in Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is a growing and thriving healthcare field. According to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the demand for physical therapists (PTs) will continue to grow between...

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