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Lane Therrell FNP, MSN, RN MSN, RN, NP

Family Nurse Practitioner

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.

    Nurses
    Helping Patients Make Healthier Food Choices

    Helping Patients Make Healthier Food Choices

    Do you have a plan for teaching your patients what they need to know about food labels? It’s a topic worth reviewing. The basics described in this article are aimed at motivating you and your patients…

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    How Does Your Clinic Handle No-Shows?

    How Does Your Clinic Handle No-Shows?

    We can improve quality and provide patient-centered care by following up with no-shows. Do you have a no-show policy? Upgrade your efforts by being willing to ask patients about their individual circu…

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    What I Wish I’d Known About Continuing Education: Keep Your Own Records [Part 3 of 3]

    What I Wish I’d Known About Continuing Education: Keep Your Own Records [Part 3 of 3]

    There are many things I wish someone had told me about continuing education and maintaining my professional licenses and credentials. I’m sharing my thoughts on the topic to help you streamline your o…

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    The Future of Nursing: Reflections of a Nurse Educator

    The Future of Nursing: Reflections of a Nurse Educator

    Before I studied nursing, I studied communications. So, when I think about the technology-driven future of healthcare, I automatically see an increasing demand for more effective interpersonal communi…

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    What I Wish I’d Known About Continuing Education: Managing Time and Money [Part 2 of 3]

    What I Wish I’d Known About Continuing Education: Managing Time and Money [Part 2 of 3]

    This article is Part 2 of a 3-part series to help you streamline your own personal continuing education plan. Part 1 addressed knowing your license and credential renewal requirements. Part 2 offers m…

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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

    How do you deal with patients who are dissatisfied with their care because they expected to receive a prescription for an antibiotic… and didn’t?

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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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