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  1. Kristi Van Winkle

    Pushing Back on a "Pill for every Ill"

    Polypharmacy has swept the country. More than 40 percent of older Americans regularly take five or more prescription drugs, and nearly 20 percent take 10 or more. In addition to side effects, many medicines disrupt key nutrients in the body. There’s ...
  2. Importance of Education Dialysis is a lifesaving therapy. Patients who understand their disease process and the impacts of dialysis on their disease process and quality of life may experience positive outcomes and an increased life expectancy. E...
  3. I know, I know! Stop rolling your eyes! In today’s world, the information overload for health is overwhelming, not to mention confusing and contradictory. What is the healthiest diet … Keto, Paleo, Mediterranean, Plant-Based? How much should ...
  4. Educating Patients | Knowledge is Power

    My patient, Frank, was a diabetic. Many of his health problems stemmed from his lack of education about controlling his blood sugar. Without intervention, Frank would have become a more unstable diabetic. His demeanor was apathetic. He did not unders...
  5. Why Literacy Matters? Healthcare literacy goes far beyond the ability of a patient to read or write. In fact, patients who have advanced degrees in other areas often are found to have low healthcare literacy! When a patient is able to unders...
  6. Nursing is a profession that entails not only caring for patients, but also educating and advocating for patients, because nurses save and uphold one’s life. I am a pain management clinical nurse. Concerns as a Pain Management Nurse As a pai...
  7. Kid, you made my day!

    You don't have to be a nurse to appreciate my story. You don't even have to believe in vaccines. Because this story is about a young man who took charge of his life and made important decisions that would provide lifelong benefit to his health and ot...
  8. Lane Therrell FNP, MSN, RN

    Avoiding Antibiotic Resistance: What to Tell Your Patients

    Antibiotic resistance is an ongoing problem in healthcare. Many of our institutional quality assurance and performance improvement measures are linked to infection control and different forms of reducing antibiotic resistance. And that's a great plac...
  9. I have worked all my 24-year nursing career in the state of Alabama. According to the Pew Research Center, Alabama is currently ranked as #1 (tied with Mississippi) as the most religious state in the U.S. Religion is a strong thread in the cultural...
  10. According to research studies conducted at the University of Washington Medical School, there are four primary questions that all clients or patients want answered by the person they see for their health care or for health related consultations. Ther...
  11. Nurses rattle off acronyms and big words like it's their job - well, actually it is! But, when those big words get in the way of your patient understanding what's going on with their health, it's a problem. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care ...
  12. Research at Oregon Health and Science University in the U.S. revealed the most common reasons why people don’t change behavior. Their values don’t support it.They don’t think it’s important.They don’t think they can.They haven’t worked through their...
  13. Nurses must relay important information to colleagues and supervisors, doctors and healthcare providers, patients, and concerned family members. Developing effective communication skills is a key element of a successful nursing career in healthcare. ...