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Alcohol Dementia: Stunning Facts About Effects on the Brain

Alcohol dementia is the most common form of substance-induced persisting dementia. Let's find out more about this preventable form of memory loss.

First, what do we mean by heavy drinking?

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), for men, heavy drinking is generally defined as consuming an average of more than 2 drinks per day. For women, heavy drinking is typically defined as consuming an average of more than 1 drink per day.

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Campus News

I.V. Solution Shortages Affecting Healthcare Providers Across the Nation
Shortages of IV fluids are affecting healthcare providers in all settings across the nation. Oncology offices, rural healthcare providers and acute care providers report the shortages are affecting patient care.  

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Hand Hygiene Pledge Video Wins APIC 2014 Film Festival
A video emphasizing the importance of proper hand hygiene is the winner of the fourth annual Film Festival at the 41st Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).

The winning video, created by Norton Healthcare and titled, “Today, I Vow,” features healthcare professionals pledging to practice proper hand hygiene in all aspects of their day.

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Aging Correctional Population Drives Need for Dementia Awareness
Allied health specialists including psychologists may be in greater demand within Australia’s corrections system going forward, based on indicators outlined in a new report on dementia in prison.

With the ageing population in Australia’s correctional facilities growing more rapidly than the general population, measures to deal with the growing issue of dementia in prisons look set to be critical, according to a new discussion paper released by Alzheimer’s Australia NSW.

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Latest Blog Posts

Dirty Stethoscopes and a Novel New Stethoscope Disinfectant Product
New study shows that the amount of bacteria on a stethoscope can be higher than all parts of the doctor's hand except for the fingertips after examining a patient.  Although this study was performed with physicians, let’s go ahead and extend this to all healthcare workers that use a stethoscope. 
 
Posted: 3/7/2014 9:57:06 AM

Vein Illumination: Guiding the Way to Successful Vascular Access
Obtaining successful vascular access, even in patients without significant co-morbidities, is a challenging task even for the most skilled or experienced nurse.  Dehydration, skin pigmentation, and patient non-compliance can add significant time or stick attempts to the vascular access procedure which may result in more drastic measures being taken such as placement of medically unnecessary peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC lines). 
 
Posted: 2/14/2014 9:58:06 AM
 
 
 
 

Featured Author: Lorry Schoenly

 
 
 
  Lorry Schoenly, PhD, RN, CCHP-RN is a nurse author and educator specializing in the field of correctional health care. She provides consulting services to jails and prisons across the country on projects to improve professional nursing practice and patient safety. She began her corrections experience in the NJ Prison system where she created and implemented education for nurses, physicians, dentists, and site managers. Before “accidentally” finding correctional healthcare, she practiced in critical care and orthopaedic specialties. Dr. Schoenly  actively promotes correctional health care through social media outlets and increases the visibility of the specialty through her popular blog – correctionalnurse.net.

Her podcast, Correctional Nursing Today, reviews correctional healthcare news and interviews correctional health care leaders. Lorry is co-editor and chapter author of Essentials of Correctional Nursing, the first primary practice text for the correctional nursing specialty, published in 2012 and available on amazon.com. When not writing, speaking and consulting on correctional nursing practice, Lorry can be found exploring civil war battlefields or building Lego towers with her toddler grandson.
 
 
 
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