Monthly Archives: September 2014

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Posted on September 28, 2014 by SpringBoard | 0 comments
In this weekly feature, the editors of SpringBoard highlight one career in the health care professions–including a basic description, educational requirements, core competencies/key skills needed, and related web sites and professional organizations where you can find more information! Job Description A state board of pharmacy is the regulatory agency for the practice of pharmacy in that state. The board...
Posted in: Public Health
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Posted on September 24, 2014 by Sandra Cordray | 0 comments
In the immediate aftermath of a disaster, organizations and individuals respond in kind with financial support and sweat equity.  After Hurricane Katrina slammed the Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005, a wave of volunteers responded. Nine years later they continue giving their time and talents toward the region’s recovery.  Some come with church groups or non-profit relief organizations; others with their friends. The transformative impact of volunteering in a post disaster environment is...
Posted in: Nursing
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Posted on September 21, 2014 by SpringBoard | 0 comments
In this weekly feature, the editors of SpringBoard highlight one career in the health care professions–including a basic description, educational requirements, core competencies/key skills needed, and related web sites and professional organizations where you can find more information! Basic Description A child psychiatric nurse is one who works with children and adolescents with psychiatric problems and who focuses on the entire continuum between health and illness....
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Posted on September 16, 2014 by Susan Penner | 0 comments
Susan J. Penner, RN, MN, MPA, DrPH, CNL Author, Economics and Financial Management for Nurses and Nurse Leaders, Second Edition, 2013.  Medicare Open Enrollment for 2015 coverage starts on October 15, but with all the options available, deciding on the best Medicare plan can be difficult and confusing. The premiums vary from one health plan to another. Senior citizens who have problems...
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Posted on September 15, 2014 by SpringBoard | 0 comments
In this weekly feature, the editors of SpringBoard highlight one career in the health care professions–including a basic description, educational requirements, core competencies/key skills needed, and related web sites and professional organizations where you can find more information! Job Description The Director of Materials Management implements and administers the hospital supply chain function under general supervision and within corporate guidelines. The Director...
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Posted on September 7, 2014 by SpringBoard | 0 comments
In this weekly feature, the editors of SpringBoard highlight one career in the health care professions–including a basic description, educational requirements, core competencies/key skills needed, and related web sites and professional organizations where you can find more information! Job Description Counseling in a small-college counseling center will bear more of a resemblance to that in a medium-size institution than a large university. Small...
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Posted on September 3, 2014 by SpringBoard | 0 comments
I practice primary care in both university campus clinics and high schools therefore; the majority of my patients are teenagers and young adults. I am aware and concerned by the facts that indicate the high risk of skin cancer in this population. I understand that the research indicates that only one blistering burn in childhood more than doubles that person’s risk of Melanoma. Furthermore, the statistics...
Posted in: Nursing, Public Health
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Posted on September 2, 2014 by SpringBoard | 0 comments
In this monthly feature, we collect a few excerpts from reviews of our books.  Here is a sampling of our August book reviews: Managing Suicide Risk in Primary Care by Craig J. Bryan, PsyD and M. David Rudd, PhD "This book offers a comprehensive approach that can help the physician become competent to assess and intervene with suicidal risk as well as lessen his or her anxiety when dealing with patients...