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Today’s Nursing Shortage

Today’s Nursing Shortage

Sandra is in the middle of her third 12-hour shift this week.  She works on the med-surg floor of a local hospital.  Today she has 6 patients and one of the CNA’s called in and the hospital doesn’t have another CNA that can float to the floor. Four of her patients...

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Shingles Complications

About Shingles Shingles is a painful rash that develops on one side of the face or body. The rash forms blisters that typically scab over in 7 to 10 days and clear up within 2 to 4 weeks. Most commonly, the rash occurs in a single stripe around either the left or the...

Hospital-Associated Venous Thromboembolism

Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot in a large vein, usually in the leg or pelvis. Sometimes a DVT detaches from the site of formation and becomes mobile in the blood stream. If the circulating clot moves through the heart to the lungs it can block an artery...

Multiple Sclerosis Other Treatments

Multiple Sclerosis and Complementary Health Approaches December 2015 Many people with multiple sclerosis (MS) use complementary health approaches to help reduce relapses or relieve symptoms, such as pain, muscle spasticity, fatigue, cognition and depression. Some mind...

Multiple Sclerosis Summary

History Multiple sclerosis (MS) was first recognized in the late 1800s, but did not begin to be understood until the 1960s. The late 1960s was the time researchers began to correlate the inflammation process with the breakdown of the myelin sheath (a protective...

Non-hodgkin lymphoma Pathophysiology

Cellular Classification of Adult NHL A pathologist should be consulted before a biopsy because some studies require special preparation of tissue (e.g., frozen tissue). Knowledge of cell surface markers and immunoglobulin and T-cell receptor gene rearrangements may...

Wearable ultrasound patch tracks blood pressure

Wearable ultrasound patch tracks blood pressure

At a Glance Researchers engineered a blood pressure sensor that uses ultrasound technology and can be worn as a flexible skin patch. After further development, this technology could replace other methods of monitoring blood pressure.   The pressure of blood...