Healthcare Articles

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September 12, 2012 – 1,188 views
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Whether you are taking your place as a public school’s social worker, or your work is bringing you in increasing contact with public schools, you need to make sure that you are in a place where you can do your job effectively. Public schools can be frustrating to deal with, so take the time to consider these important tips... Full Story 
September 5, 2012 – 1,192 views
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Patient handling is a major cause of injury among nurses and patients. Patients are increasingly older and heavier, making it more difficult for nurses to move them. The act of lifting heavier patients has led to many nurses developing musculoskeletal disorders of the back and other parts of the body. Nurses often have the highest rate of back and shoulder injuries. These injuries lead to major claim costs for healthcare industries... Full Story 
September 4, 2012 – 1,183 views
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New information is being learned about food addiction every day. Research suggests that the same parts of the brain that respond to drugs like heroin can be triggered by food. That's especially true about foods that are fatty, sugary or salty. There are physical, emotional and social signs of food addiction. They are highlighted below. Full Story 
August 29, 2012 – 1,254 views
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Although people inclined to inflict harm on others pose a serious and potentially devastating threat, those bent on injuring themselves can be even more difficult to treat. Even when sequestered and carefully monitored, a motivated self-injurer can find ways to hurt him or herself, which creates anxiety, fear and even potential legal repercussions for those tasked with providing care. Despite the difficulty, there are some proven methods to help caregivers and social workers intervene in cases of self-injury... Full Story 
August 28, 2012 – 1,136 views
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An inevitable occurrence in the healthcare profession is having to deal with requests for patient information for litigation purposes. Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), national standards for electronic healthcare transactions, national identifiers for insurance purposes and general recordkeeping regulations have been established. Here are some tips on how to deal with requests for the release of patient information... Full Story 
August 24, 2012 – 1,147 views
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Before getting into the warning signs of elder abuse, however, it is important to learn about the different shapes this devastating act can take. In addition to standard physical abuse, senior citizens can also be subject to emotional abuse, financial exploitation and neglect. Each of these forms have their own specific types of evidence, but there are also some signs that can be indicative of elder abuse in general. Read on for some of the most telling symptoms... Full Story 
August 15, 2012 – 1,625 views
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Documentation is mandatory for nurses, as the medical records they produce are considered legal materials. These professionals should maintain accurate information, including a chronology of events that features the date, time and nurse's full signature after services were provided. Full Story 
August 13, 2012 – 1,261 views
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The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) promotes the use and adoption of health information technology. Full Story