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Medical Errors

Medical errors are preventable adverse events that result from medical care, and they are the third leading cause deaths in the US!

Medical errors include everything from adverse medication events, surgical site infections or wrong-site surgery, blood transfusion errors, falls, pressure ulcers, and other complications. 342 more words

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Missouri Occupational Therapist (OT) License Renewal & CE Info

Missouri-licensed Occupational Therapists (OTs) and Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTAs) have an upcoming license renewal of June 30, 2015.

Continuing Education (CE) Required:

24 Continuing Competency Credits (CCC) are required biennially to renew. 82 more words

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Women and Heart Disease

Prevalence

Statistics have shown that since 1984, more women than men have died from heart disease. It accounts for 1 in 3 female deaths each year. 225 more words

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What is MRSA?

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) refers to infection caused by a strain of staph bacteria that evolved to survive treatment with common antimicrobials.

Infection with MRSA often begins with small red bumps on the skin that may be mistaken for insect bites. 276 more words

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Nursing Specialties – 5 In Demand Specialties

We are all familiar with the current nursing shortage within the United States and the expectation that nursing needs will continue to grow within the United States. 332 more words

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Learning About Blue Zones

One of the most interesting occurrences in public health in recent years has been the initiatives related with the Blue Zone projects. Blue Zones are best defined as small population clusters that live longer and happier lives than the rest of the world population. 402 more words

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Looking Into Infiltration and Extravasation

Infiltration and Extravasation are two commonly overlooked IV complications that are often tough to detect and can cause serious damage. The IV Complication referred to as Extravasation is best defined as the accidental administration of a vesicant fluid or solution into the surrounding tissue area. 384 more words

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