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Can you fire a patient?

The answer may surprise you. WHAT can you do with a patient who won’t comply with any of your directives?…

Do you know the schedule for vaccinating children?

Learn how to promote pediatric immunizations in your practice. Part of ANA’s Bringing Immunity to Every Community campaign. this handout stresses the importance of vaccinating children and their caregivers, parents, and siblings.

Issues up close

To increase health literacy, we need to educate patients and consumers about health issues in a more meaningful, individualized, and patient-oriented way.

Oral Chemotherapy: Not just an ordinary pill

Fran, a triage nurse in a busy primary care office, receives a call from Marla Rodriguez, whose mother is a long-time patient. Marla says her mother…
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Concurring on “quantum” nursing I was delighted with Leah Curtin’s eloquent description of the beliefs I’ve embraced in my nursing…
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Patient and family tele-education

Remote education is an effective teaching tool. Takeaways: Tele-education can serve as an alternative to in-person subcutaneous injection training for…
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Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy

Education and surveillance are key for patients at risk for this rare but fatal complication.  Takeaways: Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML)…

Teach-back: An underutilized tool

Making the evidence-based method a standard of care builds nurse confidence and improves patient education  Takeaways:  The teach-back method is…

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