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Taking a Temperature: Teaching Thermometer Options

Body temperature is an important vital sign, and helps healthcare professionals quickly determine a patient’s medical situation. In pediatric care, a normal or subnormal temperature reveals a...

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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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Running Simulation on a Shoestring

As we have seen, setting up and maintaining a simulation program comes with a steep price tag. However, most schools with nursing, pharmacy, and allied healthcare programs are coming to realize...

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3 Ways Simulation Can Fast-Track Your Learning Efforts

How can simulation-based training accelerate student learning?

Medicine traditionally relies on a "see one, do one" approach to learning and experience. In this context, didactic learning tends to...

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Breaking Barriers: Mary Elizabeth Carnegie

Mary Elizabeth Carnegie (April 19, 1916, to February 20, 2008) was a nursing educator and author who worked tirelessly for the cause of African American nurses. She was the first black nurse to...

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Patient-Centered Diabetes Education

Diabetes is a disease that can affect anyone at any time. Our bodies need and use glucose to fuel our cells, but certain conditions reduce cell access or ability to use glucose properly. If the...

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3 Funding Challenges Facing Simulation Programs at Community Colleges (and Ways to Solve Them)

This information is from the white paper Challenges of Implementing Healthcare Simulation in Community Colleges. Any quoted percentages are from the surveyed institutions. For more information, or...

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Ask-a-Nurse Seeks to Address Simulation-Related Queries

Simulation in education is still a young field, although it’s been rapidly adopted in nursing programs, EMS training programs, and other allied health educational programs over the past 10 years....

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Clara Barton and the American Red Cross

Born in 1821 in North Oxford, Massachusetts, Clara Barton became an educator before discovering her calling during the American Civil War. The start of the war found Barton in Washington, D.C.,...

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3 5-Minute Simulation Scenarios for Nursing Education

Designing a nursing curriculum that integrates simulation comes with a fair number of challenges, not the least of which is simply obtaining the needed room and equipment to set up a functional...

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