Monthly Archives: October 2014

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Posted on October 27, 2014 by Glen Getz | 0 comments
As I was driving into work a couple of weeks ago, I heard on the radio a story about a Division I college football coach at a large University who was being questioned and criticized regarding his decision to allow his quarterback back into a football game after possibly sustaining a concussion. The discussion focused on how it was difficult to understand how this coach could make this apparent mistake given the recent improvement of sports-related concussion management and wide-spread media attention...
Posted in: News, Rehabilitation
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Posted on October 26, 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 regulatory affairs specialist is in charge of making sure that a drug company is complying with legal and regulatory requirements. Regulations come...
Posted in: Public Health
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Posted on October 23, 2014 by Anna Sivo Montejano, MSN Ed, RN, CEN | 0 comments
This blog post was co-authored by: Anna Sivo Montejano MSN Ed, RN, CEN; Lynn Sayre Visser MSN, BS, RN, CEN, CPEN, CLNC; and Valerie Aarne Grossman MALS, BSN, RN. The first patient diagnosed with the Ebola virus in the United States has died. Two nurses who provided direct care for that patient are infected: two healthcare providers, two of our very own. As nurses, we must keep our finger on the pulse of Ebola by asking pertinent travel and exposure history questions as well...
Posted in: Nursing, Public Health
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Posted on October 20, 2014 by Sten H. Vermund | 0 comments
On October 15, we solicited your questions about the Ebola outbreak. Our author Sten Vermund, MD, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics and Amos Christie Chair and Director at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Institute for Global Health has graciously taken the time to answer your questions. Sharon Slockbower, RN, asked: Some articles I have read indicated that if body fluid of patient even gets on someone's...
Posted in: Nursing, Public Health
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Posted on October 19, 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 Medical Records is responsible for maintaining the records of patients, in accordance with federal government regulations regarding patient...
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Posted on October 14, 2014 by SpringBoard | 5 comments
The 2014 Ebola outbreak is now one of the greatest global health crises in recent history. The past few days have brought forth a slew of alarming headlines: In Dallas, a nurse, Nina Pham, has become the first recorded case of Ebola transmission in the United States. Pham contracted the disease while treating a Liberian man, who died last week. A...
Posted in: Nursing, Public Health
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Posted on October 9, 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  The childbirth educator provides informational and educational classes for expectant parents. Classes include information...
Posted in: Nursing
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Posted on October 9, 2014 by Raymond Goldsteen | 0 comments
Ebola hemorrhagic fever - its name strikes fear in most people, even those who live far from its epicenter in West Africa where the World Health Organization estimates there have been 5,800 cases so far.  Ebola often starts with symptoms of fever, fatigue, headache, joint/muscle/abdominal pain, and loss of appetite—symptoms similar to a number of other ailments, including the flu. But Ebola is not the flu—it is much more lethal, killing at least sixty percent of the people it infects.  So...
Posted in: News, Public Health
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Posted on October 7, 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 September book reviews: Caring Science, Mindful Practice: Implementing Watson's Human Caring Theory, by Kathleen Sitzman PhD, RN, CNE (Editor) and Jean Watson PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN (Editor) “Sitzman and Watsons' book is an invaluable resource… The strength of this book is its simplicity...
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Posted on October 5, 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! Counseling in a community or technical college has traditionally been radically different from counseling in 4-year institutions. The community and technical college movement mostly evolved in...
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