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Recruitment and Retention for Community Health Centers and Rural Health Facilities

Recruitment and retention have become increasingly important for community health centers and rural health facilities across the nation as tens of thousands of doctor and nurse positions remain vacant.

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Nurses: Feeling Burned Out? Ethics May Help

You have been there before. You are caring for an individual and something about their situation gives you a bad feeling. Maybe you feel that their care is too aggressive? Maybe you think they do not really understand the implications of their medical decisions? You try to shake it off, but still you keep thinking about it and take it home with you. You may become angry or upset. Over time,...

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CMS Releases First Round of SNF QRP Review and Correct Reports

On June 2nd, CMS distributed the 1st quarter 2017 SNF Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Review and Correct Reports. These reports contain quality measure information for the 3 SNF QRP measures currently in play in the SNF QRP:

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What Is Trauma Sensitive Language?

Q&A from a Trauma Informed Care Webinar

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Using Data to Combat the U.S. Opioid Crisis

The opioid epidemic is one of the biggest cost drivers in healthcare, especially now that drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. In 2014 alone, over 47,000 lethal drug overdoses occurred.

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Managing Symptoms in Palliative Care

Meet Marvin. Marvin is a 68-year-old retired welder who lives with his wife in their home by the ocean. He suffers from occupational emphysema, a breathing disorder, and lives most of his life in his air-conditioned living room in a recliner, watching TV. Marvin tries to avoid going outside, as the moist, warm air often exacerbates his respiratory symptoms. He develops severe shortness of...

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What the Endrew F. Supreme Court Case Means for Public Education

Endrew F. is a student with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). He attended public school from preschool to the fourth grade. During those years, Endrew, or Drew, received special education services including an individualized education program (IEP). An IEP is federally mandated through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and...

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13 Reasons Why: They Are Talking, and We Should Be, Too

Hype over a television show, particularly one with a riveting storyline, may seem like nothing out of the ordinary. Though I am showing my age, I recall the drama at school when everyone burst in that morning after J.R. Ewing had been shot. My graduate school classmates analyzed and overanalyzed the characters from Melrose Place. However, the impact of social media has presented a vehicle for...

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Throwing It All Away: The Hidden Hazards of Medical Waste Disposal

Sam and Sally have lived in their cozy home together for their entire 50-year marriage. Sam has diabetes and takes insulin, and Sally has breathing problems from a condition known as COPD. Sally also has poor blood flow in her legs which has recently caused a wound to form on her ankle. The nurse visits daily to assess Sally’s ankle wound and change the dressing.

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Did We Create the Opioid Epidemic?

We’ve all heard these phrases like the ones below since childhood, from people in positions of authority:

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