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June 14, 2013 – 1,173 views
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The World Health Organization predicts 1.53 million suicidal deaths in the western world by the year 2020. Greater than 90 percent of suicides are attributed to a psychiatric disorder. When a social worker or other caregiver is treating a patient with major depression, suicide is... Full Story 
June 6, 2013 – 981 views
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Electronic medical record systems (EMR) are eliminating paper charts. These digital charts contain the patient’s medical history from a doctor’s office or a hospital record. The EMR digital record is used by physicians for diagnosis and treatment. There are many advantages to using a digital chart, as all the information is easily accessed, and the cost of paper charts is eliminated... Full Story 
June 6, 2013 – 997 views
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Communicating with children is sometimes considered more difficult for adults because kids do not have the long term, logical development of the adult mind; however, certain successful social workers are using the differences between the minds of children and adults to increase the flow of information between kids and adults in situations in which it is necessary such as school, athletic events and other social situations. Below are just a few techniques used by social workers and psychologists to get underneath that wall that kids may throw up... Full Story 
June 4, 2013 – 1,126 views
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As a shift in the hospital draws to a close, the nurses and medical assistants busily make final rounds from patient to patient as they do any final vital signs, empty Foley catheters, add up the intake and outputs, freshen drinking water and a myriad other last minute chores. Joint Commission refers to this hour as the time for the ‘four P’s, pain... Full Story 
May 17, 2013 – 1,939 views
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Robust and accurate nursing documentation is an essential part of keeping medical practices away from litigation and lawsuits. With accurate documentation, patients can be more easily treated with the medications and procedures that have been noted to work best for their unique needs. For those who are new to the profession, or those who merely require a brief review, there are several key practices to be followed universally when meeting with every patient... Full Story 
May 17, 2013 – 1,081 views
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Cognitive behavior therapies can help clients who can take a philosophical view of their problems. Therapeutic methods such as Cognitive Therapy, Dialectic Behavior Therapy, Rational Behavior Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and Rational Living Therapy are grounded in Stoicism and use Socratic Questioning as a tool. The basic belief is that our thoughts influence our emotions, and our emotions influence our... Full Story 
May 13, 2013 – 960 views
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Patient fall prevention is a priority for hospital nurses, and it requires a multifaceted approach. Many hospitals complete a fall risk assessment on older patients when they are admitted to the hospital or nursing home. Falls are the leading cause of nonfatal injuries in all types of healthcare institutions. The risk of falling increases exponentially with... Full Story 
May 9, 2013 – 1,173 views
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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, often shortened simply to HIPAA, is one of the most comprehensive pieces of privacy legislation passed by Congress in the last century. Because of its very strict provisions and very stiff penalties for failing to comply with privacy mandates throughout the bill, many medical professionals shy away from anything that might involve disclosure of patient health information or other private details. In the case of a subpoena, however, disclosure is often required and refusing to comply can lead to even bigger legal headaches... Full Story