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Author: Nicki Murff

Role-Playing Medication Adherence Discussions

Poor medication adherence is an ongoing problem in the pharmacy industry. An overwhelming number of prescription medications are being taken incorrectly, and a 2014 study found that almost...

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What Students Should Know This Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States, and breast cancer is the second most deadly cancer among U.S. women. This October, take time to prepare your students for future...

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10 Ways Pocket Nurse Supports Simulation

1. SimPOW

Pocket Nurse® has been instrumental in the founding and success of the ever-growing Simulation Alliance of Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia (SimPOW), which was started a year ago...

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Cardiac Nurses as Patient Educators: 5 Methods

Cholesterol is a fat-like substance that performs certain essential functions, like nerve protection, cell tissue creation, and the creation of certain hormones. However, when a build-up of...

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Psoriasis Moulage How-To

Using moulage in your in-class simulations can be one of the best ways to prepare students for what to expect in their clinical positions. When students have the chance to encounter a situation...

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Improving Vaccination Education for Student Nurses

Back-to-school season means physical check-ups and vaccinations for school-aged students and many adults. Nursing students – and pharmacy students, as many pharmacies are now offering immunization...

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EMS: Teaching Trauma-Informed Care

First responders encounter traumatic scenes every day, whether they are arriving to the scene of a car accident, responding to a domestic or sexual violence situation, or serving a community in...

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Understanding Career Technical Education

Posted on July 20, 2018 by Nicki Murff

Advance CTE, the non-profit organization for Career Technical Education (CTE) across 50 states, describes Career Technical Education (CTE) as, “an educational option that provides learners with...

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The FDA Approved a CBD Drug: What Now?

Posted on June 28, 2018 by Nicki Murff

This week, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made headlines when it approved its first pharmaceutical drug derived from the marijuana plant. Epidiolex®, from GW Pharmaceuticals,...

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Men’s Mental Health: Silent Suffering

Posted on June 12, 2018 by Nicki Murff

While women are more likely to be diagnosed with depression, millions of men are silently suffering from undiagnosed depression. This is reflected in suicide rates; men are at an increased risk of...

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