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Author: Dawn Mangine

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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Educating Students and Patients about Antibiotic Resistance

In order to fight the threat of antibiotic and antimicrobial resistance (AR/AMR), the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

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A Day in the Life of a Standardized Participant

Simulation in nursing or EMS education means a lot more than “pretending” to care for a patient. Standardized participants (SP), also called standardized patients, are real people who volunteer or...

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Teaching Administration of Freeze-Dried Plasma in Trauma

Hemorrhage is the leading cause of preventable deaths among combat trauma casualties. In July, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an emergency use authorization to the U.S. Department of...

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Teaching How to Improve Care for Bariatric Patients

Treating bariatric patients can be challenging. Patients with obesity may delay seeing a healthcare provider for routine medical care.

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5 Tips to Teach Pharm Techs to Avoid Medication Errors

The last line between a patient and medication errors is at the pharmacy. Pharmacists and pharms techs are accessible and trusted healthcare providers, and they catch a lot of mistakes before harm...

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Early Care and Education (ECE) to Address Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity in the United States is a serious issue. For children and adolescents aged 2 to 19 years, obesity rates are about 17 percent, or about 12.7 million children and adolescents –...

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The Challenges and Benefits of Interprofessional Education in Simulation

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), interprofessional education (IPE) “occurs when students from two or more professions learn about, from, and with each other to enable effective...

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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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