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January 2015

Drug therapy to treat Alzheimer’s Dementia should be considered a last resort and not a permanent solution. 
Posted: 1/28/2015 3:03:03 PM
Numerous reports have suggested that an elder’s health can benefit from having a pet, which could potentially reduce their risk of falling as well. On the other hand, the CDC (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) reported that that there are some circumstances where pet...
Posted: 1/28/2015 11:32:34 AM
The statistics on prison rape are shocking.  According to the 2007 Department of Justice study, 4.5% of all state and federal inmates experienced at least one incident of sexual victimization. That is nearly 1 in 20 inmates. My first reaction to the information was to assume this was inmate...
Posted: 1/26/2015 2:24:28 PM
When considering a treatment plan for Alzheimer’s Dementia, there are several ways to manage symptoms without rushing to medication. 
Posted: 1/21/2015 2:51:52 PM
Unlike almost any other specialty area, correctional nurses get involved with dental issues. Whether during intake assessment or as a sick call request, we must initiate treatment and referral for a variety of oral conditions. It is important to determine which are emergencies requiring an...
Posted: 1/19/2015 3:12:10 PM
Employee retention is an area most businesses can improve on. In the heat of the moment with deadlines, phones ringing, and customers that need servicing, this is one area where short cuts are often taken. With the average entry level worker costing approximately $7,500 to turnover and executives...
Posted: 1/19/2015 2:43:55 PM
As dementia progresses, most patients will develop behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia. 
Posted: 1/14/2015 2:32:06 PM
Correctional nurses can get jaded about treating inmate seizure disorders. After all, many perks can be claimed by those diagnosed with the condition including a coveted lower bunk and some real nifty medications. So, it would be easy to think that any inmate coming in with a history of seizures...
Posted: 1/12/2015 3:06:21 PM
 In a nutshell:

1) Tamiflu reduced influenza symptoms by only half a day- from 7 to 6.3 days
2) A complete cure was achieved within 2-3 days within nearly 90% of control subjects using Elderberry extract
Posted: 1/8/2015 2:20:36 PM
Facilities across the country have decided to replace the traditional insulin
vial and syringe system with insulin pens.
Posted: 1/7/2015 1:04:02 PM
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