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  1. Cardiac Sarcoidosis To understand what Cardiac Sarcoidosis (CS) is, let’s first explain Sarcoidosis. Sarcoidosis is an autoimmune disease that causes a collection of immune cells (granulomas) to form in one or many organs which can possibly chang...
  2. There are more than a few medical terms and conditions that I have never heard of and don’t even know exist. This was the case up until a few days ago when I first heard about this condition. My teenage son started complaining of pain in his upper ch...
  3. The past two years have changed our world in many ways. We have seen unsuspecting patients, family, and friends get sick, and sometimes die from Covid. The long-term effects of this virus have yet to be seen. With my job in the GI lab, I am abl...
  4. A colonoscopy is a test that is done by a specialist doctor called a gastroenterologist. The doctor will use a colonoscope (a scope) which is a long flexible tube with a camera at the tip end to visualize the entire colon. The main goal for having a ...
  5. Loose stools, or diarrhea, can be annoying, frustrating, and downright disruptive to everyday life. We are going to look at several potential causes for this change in bowel habits that can be addressed and treated effectively so life can be more enj...
  6. Do you think Osteoporosis won’t happen to you? Think again. Osteoporosis is a common disease which causes bones to become weak and brittle and can lead to bone fractures. It is often considered a disease of older women, but this is not entirely true....
  7. Healthy People 2030: Application to Nursing Practice

    In 1979, Surgeon General Julius Richmond released a groundbreaking report on reducing preventable death and injury, titled “Healthy People: The Surgeon General’s Report on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention”1. The report included measurable obje...
  8. Judy Campbell

    AIDET: Aiming for Quality Service

    As society recovers from the pandemic and more face-to-face interactions begin to resume, rebuilding trust and meaningful connections with patients will require healthcare staff to be more mindful and practice patient communication. Throughout the pa...
  9. Kimberly Madison

    About Gout | Knowledge is Power

    Inflammatory Arthritis According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Statistics, around 58.5 million people in the United States (U.S.) have a form of arthritis1. Non-inflammatory and inflammatory are the two major ca...
  10. Every interaction you have with your patient is an opportunity for addressing health literacy. Taking in the role of an educator, nurses can make a significant difference by engaging with the patients who seek their help. The understanding that ...
  11. Soy is a nutrient-dense food that's a staple of vegan and vegetarian diets. Edamame, shelled or in the pod, makes a savory snack as immature soybeans, while miso is a rich soy paste that's popular in Japanese cuisine. Soy sauce, a fermented soybean d...
  12. Nursing CE Central

    To Pit or Not To Pit?

    The question to increase, maintain, or decrease Pitocin is a long-aged question, asked frequently by nurses working in labor and delivery areas. Even though this very question has been asked countless times over a multitude of years, there is st...
  13. J.Adderton

    Do Hangover Cures Really Work?

    Most of us are familiar with the age-old remedy “hair of the dog that bit you” that is said to miraculously cure the morning after hang-over. On New Year’s Day, I would love a penny for every person that conducts an internet search for a little magi...
  14. Researchers from Cedars Sinai have found the incident of Takotsubo syndrome (TTS), or broken heart syndrome, is on the rise, especially in middle-aged and older women. The findings1 come on the heels of a 2020 Cleveland Clinic study that found a lin...
  15. The prevalence of drink spiking has made us hesitant to leave a drink unattended in public places. It’s a scary thought that someone could put alcohol, “date rape drugs” or other substances into your drink without you having a clue. Now, reports of...
  16. In nursing, our role is not to just treat the person standing before us, but to be advocates for those who cannot speak or protect themselves. One of our mandate responsibilities is reporting child abuse. The consequence of making a CPS call based...
  17. Working as a nurse is a challenging job. Whether working 12-hour shifts at the bedside or an 8-hour shift in an office setting, it is demanding. Add to it managing a chronic illness, and you may think it’s time to leave the nursing profession! B...
  18. As the prevalence of diabetes in the United States today is growing, so is the number of complications related to diabetes including diabetic foot ulcers. Roughly 15-20% of the 16 million Americans with diabetes will be hospitalized with complication...
  19. Do You Know What DOACs Do? | Knowledge is Power

    Considering that Coumadin (Warfarin) was first used on humans in 1954, it is likely that most of us have encountered it many times during our careers. I would hazard that all of us memorized INR ranges in nursing school. Maybe you are like me, and ap...
  20. What is Artificial Intelligence? We all know the concept of Artificial Intelligence, and understand the use it has in our lives. Whether you appreciate it or not, it is here to stay and will only continue to weave it’s way into human life. There ...
  21. The week of February 22-26 is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week and a great time to learn more about eating disorders. I thought I would share some facts about bulimia and a little of my own experience with the disorder. My Story My c...
  22. Simone Biles withdrew from some of her Olympic events because she felt like her mind and body were not in sync. Bedside nurses quite often feel the same way ... mind and body out of sync. Have you ever been at work and felt like you were being p...
  23. I love evaluating things in life through the lens of “risk vs benefit”. In health care, decision-making…comparing risk to benefit… takes on special meaning since there is no room for error in an environment where way too many errors are known to kill...
  24. There are many complications associated with diabetes. One lesser known but serious complication is gastroparesis. Gastroparesis is a gastrointestinal (GI) disorder whose cause is often unknown but most commonly affects people with diabetes. This d...
  25. Recently, my husband and I decided to enjoy the longer, warmer days of June by spending the day hiking. I have always called my husband a "snake whisperer", because he is able to simply "sense" any nearby snake. Our hike was no exception, as he qui...