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Tuesday 10th September 2019

Workplace Violence – Peer Bullying

I can clearly remember sitting in one of my LPN nursing lectures.  The instructor said, “Nurses eat their young. It is a sad but true fact.  Most of the nurses that you’ll encounter as students are going to be excited to help you, but there will be a few who will be… less than enthusiastic.  […] The post Workplace Violence – Peer Bullying appeared first on Elite Learning.

Trump Administration Announces Almost $2 Billion in Funding to Fight Opioid Crisis

Total will reach $9 billion by end of year Last week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced more than $1.8 billion in funding to states to continue the Trump administration’s efforts to combat the opioid crisis by expanding access to treatment and supporting near real-time data on the drug overdose crisis. […] The post Trump Administration Announces Almost $2 Bil...

CDC: Weekly cases of new measles cases on the downturn

Still the worst year for new cases in U.S. since 1992  The United States recorded only seven new measles cases last week, the lowest number so far this year, bringing the total for cases to 1,241 in the worst outbreak since 1992, federal health officials said on Monday. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and […] The post CDC: Weekly cases of new measles cases on the downturn appeared firs...

Legal Brief Week 1: Inappropriate Licensure, Opioid Administration, Sexual Harassment and Self-documentation

Common Legal Scenarios to Help Guide Healthcare Professionals With this weekly column, Elite Healthcare provides readers with insight related to the legal implications of healthcare – offering practical guidance on scenarios that should be avoidable and providing suggested courses of action when appropriate. The examples provided here are those that all providers should be aware […] Th...

Can Cell Phone Addiction Be Defined?

Until it is, nurses and other healthcare providers may want to try to help identify this “condition.” It would have been difficult for Patsie McCandless to imagine a better, more appropriate gift for her 2nd Grade class. It was 1980, and every classroom in the elementary school that she was teaching at was receiving a […] The post Can Cell Phone Addiction Be Defined? appeared first on El...

Wednesday 4th September 2019

Early recognition: The key to improving sepsis outcomes

Every day patients are admitted into hospitals with the diagnosis of sepsis. Sepsis affects over 1.5 million people annually in the U.S. and is the leading cause of hospital mortality and critical illness worldwide(1).  Sepsis is not a new diagnosis. It’s one we have been battling for years. Although guidelines for managing sepsis have changed […] The post Early recognition: The key to im...

Where is the Trend of “Functional Medicine” Headed?

As patients become more engaged in their medical treatment, might new alternatives be more popular among them and their providers? Today’s healthcare patients are commonly asked to not play the role of Dr. Google and to not walk into their doctor’s office or the hospital having already tried to self-diagnose symptoms. In the information age […] The post Where is the Trend of “Functiona...

FDA Issues New Warning for Tobacco and Cigarettes

Color graphics expected to better depict dangers Editor’s Note: The italicized portion that follows is a direct statement from the Food and Drug Administration. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA, the Agency, or we) is issuing a proposed rule to establish new required cigarette health warnings for cigarette packages and advertisements. The proposed rule would […] The post FDA Issues New...

New Drug Approved to Fight Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Individuals with certain heart conditions cautioned Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Xenleta (lefamulin) to treat adults with community-acquired bacterial pneumonia. “This new drug provides another option for the treatment of patients with community-acquired bacterial pneumonia, a serious disease,” said Ed Cox, MD, MPH, director of FDA’s Office of Antimicrobial Prod...

Once A Nurse, Always A Nurse

A personal accounting of why being a nurse is who I am and not just what I do for a living.  Ever since I watched the television series Passport to Europe by Samantha Brown, I have been obsessed with going there and visiting all those interesting places. Finally, this summer, after several years of planning […] The post Once A Nurse, Always A Nurse appeared first on Elite Learning.

Wednesday 28th August 2019

The Different Types of Diabetes

DOWNLOAD NOW When discussing diabetes, we often associate the condition with type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes.  True, these types are the most common, but there are several other types of diabetes. Diabetes in a Nutshell Diabetes is not simple, but if we broke it down very simply, it is a disease – regardless […] The post The Different Types of Diabetes appeared first on Elite Learning...

Diabetes Update: Type 1 Breakthrough & Type 2 Setback

Can Type 1 Diabetes Onset Be Delayed? Bad outcomes happen to other people — this is the typical mindset of the average patient that Jane S. Davis, CRNP, DNP, sees in her nephrology practice. As naïve as that mentality might be, especially for patients who have been diagnosed with diabetes and will certainly face the […] The post Diabetes Update: Type 1 Breakthrough & Type 2 Setback a...

Study Investigates Demographics Behind Development of Diabetes

What role do age, gender, and race play? The results of a study over 15 years in the making were released recently and provide some interesting insight into the development of diabetes along with race, sex, and age lines. The Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) Study followed over 23,000 non-Hispanic black […] The post Study Investigates Demographics Behind Deve...

Hepatitis Breakout Worsens Through Summer Months

Nationwide situation threatening the health of citizens 2019 has seen a surge in Hepatitis A cases that has worsened through the summer, peaking in July for the highest number of new cases reported thus far. So far, 2019 has seen nine times more confirmed cases of Hepatitis A than expected for a given year. In […] The post Hepatitis Breakout Worsens Through Summer Months appeared first on El...

Urinary Incontinence

What is urinary incontinence? I am often surprised at the confusion surrounding the question “Are you incontinent?”. Many people have minor urinary accidents when laughing, will report that they are not incontinent. Others will answer “no” to this question, reporting that it only happens during sleep, so it is not considered incontinence.  To better understand […] The post Urinary I...

Wednesday 21st August 2019

The Convoluted Web of America’s Drug Shortages

Why is it happening and what is being done to course correct Nurses and other health providers have dealt with a dizzying array of drug shortages since the late 1990’s.4 The shortages have ranged from inconvenient when specific bags of fluids proved scarce or at times, downright dangerous  when pain medications and/or chemotherapy remained in […] The post The Convoluted Web of America’s...

Charting A Path to Wound Healing: An Algorithm for Nurses

An Algorithm for Nurses As a longtime healthcare provider, Frank Aviles Jr., PT, CWS, FACCWS, CLT, would like to believe that most wound care patients have the benefit of being treated by clinicians who are informed on best practices per evidence-based medicine (EBM). But the truth is that he can’t confidently say that this is […] The post Charting A Path to Wound Healing: An Algorithm for...

New AdventHealth Initiative Aims to Transform Health Care

Alleviation of nursing shortage, increased focus on patients are stated goals AdventHealth is pleased to announce preliminary results of a pilot project that could revolutionize the patient care model across the country. Under the pilot, nurses are freed from onerous paperwork, allowing them to spend more time focusing on patients and their needs. During the […] The post New AdventHealth Ini...

Wednesday 14th August 2019

Heart Failure

What Exactly is Heart Failure and How is it Treated? DOWNLOAD NOW Heart failure is a bit of an oxymoron.  When we hear the medical term “heart failure” it does not mean that the heart has necessarily stopped beating.  Rather, the heart has begun to pump less effectively, meaning that it cannot oxygenate the body. […] The post Heart Failure appeared first on Elite Learning.

Wednesday 7th August 2019

Infectious Diseases A to Z – Extensively Drug-Resistant (XDR) Tuberculosis

With this new column, Elite Healthcare will compile an index of various infectious diseases, with occasional highlights of emerging conditions.  Extensively Drug-Resistant (XDR) Tuberculosis General definition and information:  A rare type of tuberculosis that is multidrug-resistant to the most powerful types of tuberculosis treatments and further reduces the efficacy of alternative options. Par...

Three Risks that Increase the Liability of Nurses

Risks are rising in the complex practice of nursing and health care, any of which could potentially lead to a liability or malpractice claim. As a nurse, you show up each day to give your very best to each person you care for. At times you may also stay awake at night wondering if you […] The post Three Risks that Increase the Liability of Nurses appeared first on Elite Learning.

New State-by-State Scorecard Examines Health System Performance

Best, worst, most and least improved among areas of health system performance assessment The Commonwealth Fund recently released their 2019 on State Health System Performance, ranking the states in 47 different categories. Hawaii received top honors from a system that measures access to health care, quality of care, service use and costs of care, health […] The post New State-by-State Scorec...

The Rapid Closing of Rural Hospitals in America; How Healthcare is Affected

If you live or work in a rural geographic area of the United States, you may have become aware of an alarming statistic related to healthcare. Access to care, particularly Emergency Room and Trauma Care, has been rapidly disappearing, as freestanding and hospital-based Emergency rooms close. In every year since the year 2011, more hospitals […] The post The Rapid Closing of Rural Hospitals i...

Workplace Violence Checklist:

DOWNLOAD NOW Recommended Intervention & Prevention Strategies for Healthcare Professionals Rather than merely responding following an incident, the onus has changed to prevention strategies that can stop workplace violence before it ever occurs. With that in mind, here are a few highlights of popular intervention and prevention strategies utilized in some of the country’s leading […] T...

Wednesday 31st July 2019

Infectious Diseases A to Z – West Nile Virus

With this column, Elite Healthcare will compile an index of various infectious diseases, with occasional highlights of emerging conditions.  West Nile Virus General definition and information: A viral infection that is transmitted by mosquitoes to humans and other animals, West Nile virus is the leading cause of mosquito-borne diseases in the continental United States, according […] The pos...


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