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Lane Therrell FNP, MSN, RN

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Nurse Practitioner, Coach, Writer

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As a wellness coach, family nurse practitioner, and liver of an eventful life, I take great pleasure in helping people sift through the facts and fictions of human health wellness to uncover their own personal truths and chart a course to health empowerment.

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    What I Wish I’d Known About Continuing Education: Know Your Requirements [Part 1 of 3]

    What I Wish I’d Known About Continuing Education: Know Your Requirements [Part 1 of 3]

    There are so many things I wish someone had told me about continuing education and strategies for maintaining my professional licenses and credentials. Here are my thoughts and experiences on the topi…

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    Enhance Patient Engagement with Thorough Family Health History

    Enhance Patient Engagement with Thorough Family Health History

    This article explores how an expanded view of family health history can help nurses enhance patient engagement and individualize their patient education.

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    Avoiding Antibiotic Resistance: What to Tell Your Patients

    Avoiding Antibiotic Resistance: What to Tell Your Patients

    What are you teaching your patients about antibiotic resistance? How do you deal with patients who are dissatisfied with their care because they expected to receive a prescription for an antibiotic… a…

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    Talk About Meds With Your Patients to Help Prevent Med Abuse

    Talk About Meds With Your Patients to Help Prevent Med Abuse

    One way to help prevent prescription medication misuse and abuse is by having better medication-related conversations with your patients. This article offers tips and resources to point the conversati…

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    Are You Educating Your Patients About the Value of Family Meals?

    Are You Educating Your Patients About the Value of Family Meals?

    Are you advocating for regular family mealtimes in your standard patient education? Simple anticipatory guidance on eating meals together 3-5 times per week can improve health outcomes for the whole f…

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    Now I Know My AEDs : June 1-7 is National CPR and AED Awareness Week

    Now I Know My AEDs : June 1-7 is National CPR and AED Awareness Week

    When and how to use an AED is a standard part of most required CPR emergency training for nurses. But what else is there to know about AEDs? June 1-7, 2018, is National CPR and AED Awareness Week.

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    Opioid Crisis: 5 Options for Action

    Opioid Crisis: 5 Options for Action

    The opioid crisis affects healthcare professionals in the day-to-day workplace and the community at large. This article outlines 5 potential ways nurses can take action toward resolving the opioid cri…

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    Can Pain Be Prevented?

    Can Pain Be Prevented?

    The opioid epidemic has helped me develop a new perspective on pain management: Pain can be prevented. The question then becomes: What does pain prevention actually look like in nursing practice?

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    NPs on the Front Lines of Change: National Nurse Practitioner Week

    NPs on the Front Lines of Change: National Nurse Practitioner Week

    November 12-18, 2017, is National Nurse Practitioner Week. Although nurse practitioners have been providing cost-effective care for patients in the United States for more than 50 years, their role rem…

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    Mandatory Evacuation: Facing Fear of the Unknown

    Mandatory Evacuation: Facing Fear of the Unknown

    Lane Therrell is a nurse practitioner, health coach, and allnurses.com contributing writer who lives with her husband in Napa, CA. This is how the recent Wine Country wildfires and a mandatory evacuat…

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    Flood Waters Bring Lasting Health Hazards

    Flood Waters Bring Lasting Health Hazards

    Hurricane Harvey and extensive subsequent flooding have brought significant health hazards to the Gulf Region. Public health nurses and everyone involved in disaster relief efforts must spread the wor…

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    Health Rule #1: Wash Your Hands - Good Hand Hygiene for Flood Victims

    Health Rule #1: Wash Your Hands - Good Hand Hygiene for Flood Victims

    All nurses learn that good health begins with good handwashing. While clean water, soap and hand sanitizer may be difficult for victims to find in the aftermath of a flood, nurses can help spread the …

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    FITTNESS Mnemonic for Physical Activity - Part 2 of 2

    FITTNESS Mnemonic for Physical Activity - Part 2 of 2

    Physical activity is a vital component of human health across the lifespan. The FITTNESS mnemonic can help nurses help their patients build a comprehensive fitness plan that generates positive health …

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    FITTNESS Mnemonic for Physical Activity: Part 1 of 2

    FITTNESS Mnemonic for Physical Activity: Part 1 of 2

    Physical activity is a vital component of human health across the lifespan. The FITTNESS mnemonic can help nurses help their patients build a comprehensive fitness plan that generates positive health …

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