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Author: Dawn Mangine

How to Treat Adrenal Insufficiency

Patients who have adrenal insufficiency have a severe or total deficiency in hormones produced by the adrenal cortex. Adrenal hormones, which include cortisol and aldosterone, are important...

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4 Obesity Nursing Care Plan Simulations

With such a significant percentage of the U.S. population being obese, and with its impact on health, healthcare providers are going to need to be prepared to provide care for overweight and obese...

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Men and Addiction: Signs of Abuse and Treatment Options

Men’s rates of addiction are nearly twice as high as those of women, and men are more likely to abuse alcohol and use all types of illicit drugs than women. The reasons for abuse vary, and a...

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EMS Recognition Day: Joann Freel

Posted on May 25, 2018 by Dawn Mangine

Joann Freel is the Executive Director of the National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE). NAEMSE is a member-focused association of EMS educators whose core mission is to inspire educational...

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EMS Patient Safety: Preventing Medication Errors

Posted on May 22, 2018 by Dawn Mangine

The National Institutes of Medicine reported in its well-known paper “To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System,” that as many as 98,000 people were dying due to medication errors in...

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Stroke Education for EMS Professionals

Posted on May 3, 2018 by Dawn Mangine

Stroke, which is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain, is the number 5 leading cause of death in the United States. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries...

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Diagnosing and Treating Asthma

Posted on May 1, 2018 by Dawn Mangine

Asthma is a disease that affects a person’s lungs, causing wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and night-time or early morning coughing. One in 13 people has asthma.

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How the Roles of Pharmacists Are Changing

Pharmacists used to be the medication authorities in white lab coats who dispensed relief from behind high counters. They were seldom called on to interact with patients. For that matter, they...

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Neurodiagnostics: “Because Your Brain Matters”

Neurodiagnostics is the analysis and monitoring of the nervous system function of patients in order to help physicians decide and perform effective treatment of neurological diseases and...

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Faculty Roles in Simulation

This is more information from the white paper Challenges of Implementing Healthcare Simulation in Community Colleges. For our first summary of this white paper, see our article on funding...

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