Monthly Archives: December 2014

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Posted on December 22, 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 coordinator of a poisoning prevention program manages outreach, education, and clean-up programs to remove dangerous substances from the environment....
Posted in: Public Health
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Posted on December 19, 2014 by SpringBoard | 0 comments
Struggling to find the perfect last minute gift for your loved one? Well look no further, we here at Springer have compiled a list of ten books that will fit perfectly into any nurse’s dream wish list! For the book lover: Cherry Ames Boxed Set, Volumes 1-4, by Helen Wells. With a heart of pure gold and a true yearning to make a difference in the world, eighteen-year-old Cherry Ames leaves her hometown...
Posted in: Nursing
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Posted on December 18, 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! Many professionals holding counseling degrees work in related fields such as college student personnel services. Some graduate counseling programs even offer degree programs in college counseling...
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Posted on December 18, 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 November book reviews: The Neuropsychology of Cancer and Oncology, by Chad A. Noggle, Raymond S. Dean (Eds), Thomas Tarter, Gary Johnson, Rhonda Johnson (Assoc. Editors) "Psychological and neuropsychological publications in oncology have not reached this level of development,...
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Posted on December 17, 2014 by SpringBoard | 0 comments
Stuart Beddows was the lead nurse at the endoscopy unit of a hospital in Walsall, United Kingdom. He had worked there for fifteen years. He was passionate about his work and dedicated to his patients, His supervisors and colleagues praised his work. But in September, he took his own life, a suicide attributed to the pressures of his job. Said one of his sisters:  ...
Posted in: News, Nursing
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Posted on December 16, 2014 by Susan Penner | 0 comments
This blog post was authored by: Susan J. Penner, RN, MN, MPA, DrPH, CNL What is a medical loss ratio (MLR), and why should you care?  The MLR represents the portion of a health insurance plan’s expenses that contribute to direct services for enrollees.  These direct services include medical care and quality improvement efforts. Another term for the MLR is the 80/20 rule.  If 80...
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Posted on December 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! BASIC DESCRIPTION The clinical nurse specialist coordinates activities regarding patient care on a specific unit within the hospital. This is an advanced practice role and...
Posted in: Nursing
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Posted on December 10, 2014 by Avidan Milevsky | 0 comments
This blog post was authored by: Dr. Avidan Milevsky As an adolescent researcher and clinician, I often receive calls from concerned parents seeking my advice about how to deal with their belligerent teen. The phone exchange usually follows a similar trajectory: after describing the egregious behaviors of their teen, the parent asks if I can meet their child and determine if their offspring is just being a teenager or if the problem is more serious. I usually respond by helping...
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Posted on December 9, 2014 by SpringBoard | 0 comments
Whether you’re a fitness guru, determined dieter, or just trying to stay in shape, the holiday season can be a veritable maze of potential missteps and health hazards, but there are some tricks to staying on track this holiday season to help ease the stress of a potential diet disaster. For many the holiday season means travel, and quite a bit of it, which in turn makes the idea of trying to work out or stay in shape seem near impossible. Throw in the easy convenience of travel food (whether...
Posted in: News, Uncategorized
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Posted on December 8, 2014 by SpringBoard | 0 comments
We're thrilled to tell you that Paul Farmer, contributor to our upcoming title Global Health Nursing in the 21st Century, was the featured guest on the December 4 episode of Comedy Central's The Colbert Report. In the interview, linked below, Farmer spoke with Colbert about his work as chief strategist and co-founder of nonprofit Partners In Health, which...
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