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Increasing Demand for Outpatient Infusion Therapy
Infusion therapy is having medication or fluids delivered into the body via an intravenous catheter or central line. This form of therapy is used to treat multiple medical conditions when oral medications are not an option.

Infusion therapy is most widely known for cancer treatment, however there are many other conditions treated with it. Some of these conditions include rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, osteoporosis, anemia, infection and hydration, as well as a wide variety of other neurologic, rheumatologic and gastrointestinal conditions.

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New Strategies for Preventing Falls
Newly updated fall prevention guidelines from the American Geriatrics Society and British Geriatrics Society call for a multipronged approach that begins with a thorough evaluation for fall risk in older people with a history of falls or who report feeling unsteady on their feet. 

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Four Markers Predict Clostridium Difficile Mortality Risks
A research paper in BMC Infectious Diseases identifies a four-point test using easily measurable clinical variables to accurately identify patients at risk of dying from Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infection.

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5 Regrets Of The Dying
After many years of feeling unfulfilled at her job, Bronnie Ware set out to find something that resonated with her soul. She ended up in palliative care where she spent many years helping those who were dying. Sometime later, she compiled a list of the 5 most common regrets expressed by the people she cared for. 

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Stroke 'Selfie' Helps Save Canadian Woman's Life
It's not your usual selfie. Yepes recorded a selfie video of her symptoms after pulling over while driving. The next day, the video would help doctors at Toronto Western Hospital correctly diagnose her with transient ischemic attacks.

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Featured Author: Pamela Clark

  Pamela Clark, CRNI, is a Nurse Manager for Accredo, a leader in specialty pharmacy care. She has more than 28 years of experience in infusion therapy and infusion education with both licensed nurses and patients. Her experience spans multiple infusion settings including: acute care, long-term care, home infusion, and ambulatory infusion care. She also has experience in oncology and oncology research.

Pam has been active in the Infusion Nurses Society, both locally and nationally. She currently sits on the Journal of Infusion Nursing editorial review board, is secretary of the Greater Houston INS Chapter, and has experience as a presenter at national INS conferences on various infusion-related topics. Ms. Clark holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from The University of Texas System School of Nursing at Austin. She has been certified in Infusion Nursing by the Infusion Nurses Credentialing Corporation for more than 25 years.
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