World Hepatitis Day - July 28

Take Action to Prevent Hepatitis at Work

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While nurses need to know how to care for patients who have hepatitis, they must know about hepatitis transmission and take action to protect themselves from hepatitis at work as well. There are several types, including hepatitis A (HAV), B (HBV), C (HCV), D (HDV), and E (HEV). Nurses have a higher exposure to hepatitis—particularly…

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Cutting the Cables: Traditional Techniques Meet Next-Generation Medical Technology to Save Mothers and Their Babies

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From ultrasound powered by artificial intelligence to image-sharing tools on the cloud, technology advancements are improving the quality of health care at an unprecedented rate. Yet, when it comes to one of the most universal and compelling health care needs – a smooth and successful pregnancy and childbirth – we still have a long way…

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How to Handle Being Fired By a Patient Gracefully

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So you’ve been fired by a patient. It’s not pleasant. But the good news is that you are not the only one who has had this experience. Getting fired is a natural part of patient care. Not everyone that you interact with will like you or the experience you provide for them. How you respond…

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4 Ways to Build Innovative Ideas into Nursing Practice

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Nurses play important roles in all health care access points from hospitals and physicians’ offices to community health centers, school health clinics, nursing homes, and public health departments. Since their roles in patient care across the health system provide significant opportunities to affect health outcomes, nurses at all levels need to open up to new…

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Chilling Out: The Importance of Taking Vacations

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Summer is here, and the time is right…for taking vacations. Think you don’t have time? Think again. Flo Leighton, MS, RN, PMHNP-BC, a board certified mental health nurse practitioner as well as an adjunct faculty at New York University College of Nursing, has a private practice in Chelsea, New York, where she sees health care…

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