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disease – what does this mean? Is it more than just
an infection? Are infectious diseases chronic illnesses? How
are they transmitted? Can they be cured?
Infectious diseases are
caused by pathogenic microorganisms, or germs, such as bacteria,
viruses, parasites or fungi. They can spread, directly or
indirectly, from one person to another. The answers to the
questions above vary from disease to disease. For example,
hepatitis C is a chronic illness that spreads through contact
with infected blood, through sex with an infected person,
or from mother to baby during delivery, whereas influenza
is a treatable infection that mainly spreads through the air
via respiratory droplets from coughing or sneezing.
Interested in learning
more? Take some time to explore the articles in “More
Resources” and see how well you do searching for related
terms in our new word search puzzle, Germs
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compiled the latest heart failure articles and resources from
our journals just for you in Focus
On: Heart Failure.
The collection includes the latest updates, our own list of
"must-read" articles, and articles specifically
about diagnostic measures, treatment options, complications,
and end-of-life care.
Next, check out our updated
On: Nursing Ethics page. These articles all published
within the past year and we've pulled them together to define
terms, give you guidance and support, and generate discussion.
You can still access the original Focus On: Nursing Ethics
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For those of you that
work in a facility that is working towards Magnet designation
or if you're interested in adopting some of the Magnet ideals
at your facility, we've assembled a collection of resources
that will help you navigate the Magnet journey. Check out
the new Focus
On: The Magnet Recognition Program!
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effectiveness of hormonal contraceptives may be altered in obese women
and their use may increase the risk of VTE, cardiovascular disease,
and diabetes. Learn more about Contraceptive
Considerations for Obese Women.
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Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care
the best way to identity patients at risk for suicide? Find out how
one facility initiated inpatient admission screening and what their
findings were by reading All
along the Watchtower: Suicide Risk Screening, a Pilot Study.
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Brush up on how to assess a patient
with acute abdominal pain and intervene appropriately. Don't miss
Acute Abdomen: Shaking Down the Suspects.
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Gain the knowledge and skills needed to implement evidence-based practice. Here's the third article in this special series from the EBP experts at Arizona State University College of Nursing and Health Innovation: Evidence-Based
Practice, Step by Step: Asking the Clinical Question a Key Step in Evidence-Based
AJN, American Journal of Nursing
Need Help with Evidence-Based Practice? AJN presents "Ask the Experts"!
In conjunction with our series, "Evidence-Based Practice, Step-by-Step," AJN is hosting a call with the series authors, all from the Arizona State University College of Nursing and Health Innovation's Center for the Advancement of Evidence-Based Practice. It's your chance to get personal consultation from the experts! Watch for more details on the May call in the future eNews.
ulcers are a devastating complication for patients, both physically and
psychologically, and increase complications and costs. Learn the best
methods for Taking
Steps to Prevent Pressure Ulcers.
Discover the importance of a support
model for oncology nurses by reading the findings of this study examining
Nurses' Perspectives on the Care Provided to Cancer Patients.
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Readings about revisiting IM injections, 7 legal tips for
safe nursing practice, a holistic approach to weight control, and more.
the articles in the latest Featured
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The FDA has approved
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- VPRIV (velaglucerase
alfa for injection) - a hydrolytic lysosomal glucocerebroside-specific
enzyme for long-term enzyme replacement therapy in pediatric and adult
patients with type 1 Gaucher disease.
more drug news.
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