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Disasters, regulation, and proactive response

Is nursing prepared for the next disaster? By David Benton, RGN, PhD, FFNF, FRCN, FAAN With alarming frequency, nurses are confronted with the professional, organizational, and personal consequences…

Do polio and smallpox present a threat?

The 2022 reemergence of polio and smallpox in the United States has many healthcare providers wondering if they should prepare for a potential outbreak. Nurses need to know…

Environment, health & safety

Health care is a high-risk occupation so it is critical all healthcare workers are knowledgeable about the risks they may encounter and steps needed to lessen or avoid…

Herpes zoster ophthalmicus

Caroline Carey*, a 62-year-old woman recently diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer, arrives at the emergency department (ED) with fatigue, facial pain, and a rash on the left…

Mpox: Be prepared for the next outbreak

Knowledge can help reduce stigmatization and improve access to care. Takeaways: Cases of human Mpox had been considered rare, but current data show rapid spread from human-to-human transmission.…

Superbugs trump wonder drugs

Our grandparents’ generation first witnessed the wonders of antimicrobial agents. These drugs saved millions of lives and rendered harmless a number of previously untreatable fatal illnesses. But their…

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