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Making Simulation Come to Life

At Pocket Nurse®, we make it our goal to enhance suitable learning environments for future healthcare professionals. As part of this responsibility, which we take very seriously, we make a point... Read More

Tools to Manage Polypharmacy

Caregivers have a few tools and guidelines to manage polypharmacy, which is taking five or more medications daily. Polypharmacy affects older patients the most because of their age and a...

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Keeping Patients Healthy for Happy Holidays

The holiday season presents challenges for all of us in terms of eating well, drinking in moderation, and getting exercise. Caregivers tending to patients have the additional obstacle of keeping...

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Polypharmacy and Deprescribing

The term “deprescribing” first appeared in medical literature in 2003. It describes the practice of backing off a prescribed medication when doses are too high, or stopping medications that are no...

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6 Tips to Preventing Colds and Flu

The best way to prevent the flu is to get an annual flu vaccine (see our post here about myths regarding colds and flu). Students can learn how to administer flu shots with Demo Dose® Practice...

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Art and Science of Developing a Scenario Library

Any paramedic program has the critical task of developing a specific scenario library. The development process must look at many factors including: the conditions to be covered, age group of...

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Polypharmacy and the Challenge of Medicine Administration in the Elderly

Polypharmacy is defined as taking five or more prescription medications daily, and it is most commonly seen in the elderly patient population and long-term care homes (Source). It is problematic...

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Meeting the Challenge of Caring for Veterans

Accommodating the needs of groups such as veterans is an important part of healthcare education. Every patient has a unique perspective and needs. Part of the role of healthcare providers is...

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We Are Thankful for Our Guest Posters

Although our primary audience is made up of nurse educators, we strive to bring to light important topics for educators in other fields as well, such as EMS instructors and allied health...

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Simulating the SALAD Technique

Airway management is one of the most important jobs for pre-hospital care providers, but it isn’t always as straightforward as placing an endotracheal tube (ET). For example, how do you place a...

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