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Pedagogy Education's Quarterly Newsletters keep you up-to-date with Healthcare News and Continuing Education Opportunities

We are getting ready to celebrate Nurses Week. Be sure to follow us on Social Media for updates on the special discounts we will be running as our way of saying, "Thank You!"

We have several new classes and new format in-service courses being released that are made to fit your facility's specific needs.
Winter Edition of the Pedagogy Quarterly Newsletter with news and blog articles from all of our campuses, featured author Pamela Clark, and information about current promotions. 
Pedagogy Education's Fall Quarterly Newsletter with articles from all of our Pedagogy Campuses, information about our new memberships, and featured author - Diane Evans.
Pedagogy Education's Summer Quarterly Newsletter with articles from all of our Pedagogy Campuses, information about our new memberships, and featured author - Brooke Lounsbury.
Pedagogy's Spring 2016 Newsletter Issue: The Pain-Relieving Powers of Essential Oils, Gene that makes Bacteria Resistant to Last Resort Antibiotics Found in China, Pharmacologic Support in the Treatment of 12 Types of Shock, Debunking the Five Most Common Handwashing Myths, Environmental Surfaces Abound in Every Indoor Environment, Are you Following Best Practices for Cleaning, Inmate Dementia - What is a Correctional Nurse to Do, and Featured Author - Caroline Porter Thomas. 
Dr. Jeffrey Saver, director of the UCLA Stroke Center, was recently honored with the American Neurological Association’s Soriano Leadership Award for his role in a study that found using a clot retrieval device in conjunction with a clot dissolving drug increased the chances of a full recovery for patients.
Dystonia is a movement disorder that affects several hundred thousand adults and children in the United States. 
Nurse-on-nurse bullying may be more prevalent than people think and could have major consequences. 
College Student Develops ‘PICCPerfect’ Medical Dressings
Lyme disease survivor Emily Levy is turning #LymeintoLemonAid, she developed a revolutionary PICC (Peripheral Inserted Central Catheter) cover dressing. 
I say “Yes, we tell folks with dementia about the death of their spouse….at least once”

It is a tricky decision whether to tell patients who have dementia that their husband or wife of many years has passed away. 
A new study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, found no significant correlation between high sodium intake (more than 2,300 milligrams daily) and an increased risk of death among adults in their 70s who were followed for a 10-year period. Current U.S. guidelines recommend that everyone aged 2 and up consume no more than 2,300 milligrams per day (mg/daily). That’s about a teaspoon of salt (which is about 40 percent sodium). These guidelines also urge certain groups — people aged 51 and up, African-Americans of any age, and people with high blood pressure, diabetes or kidney disease — to restrict their sodium intake even more, to below 1,500 mg/daily. 
 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

Tamiflu and Relenza, the most commonly prescribed antivirals used to shorten the duration of the influenza virus have been shown in an independent study by the Cochrane Institute to be ineffective- Tamiflu (the antiviral drug oseltamivir) shortens symptoms of influenza by half a day, but there is no good evidence to support claims that it reduces admissions to hospital or complications of influenza.  
The following video reports of an 8 year old girl’s life that is saved by a school nurse’s quick actions and knowledge of the use of  an AED or Automated External Defibrillator. 
Ebola can be spread through an asymptomatic person and 13 percent of those infected with Ebola do not have fever. Ebola is not a new disease and we have a lot of data and knowledge of this disease from years of experience with it.  As we keep hearing the screening guidelines for Ebola as issued from our own CDC are based in “fact”. These “facts”, as reported by the CDC do seem to be evolving and changing frequently and there seems to be some important “facts” that are being left out of the equation.

Currently the CDC states that so long as an individual's temperature does not exceed 101.5 degrees and there are no visible symptoms of Ebola, health authorities say it should be assumed the person is not infectious. 
Jails, Prisons – What’s the diff?
If you don’t work in corrections you might not know that there is a big difference between a jail and a prison. The type of healthcare services you provide and the patient community is varied – although there are similar components to each.
What is bullying? Bullying, sometimes called harassment, can be defined as persistent health endangering personal abuse that humiliates and demeans a person. In many cases in the workplace this type of behavior is overlooked or downplayed as personality conflicts, or simply “attitude” issues. 
One of the latest requirements is for all Texas nurses to have jurisprudence and ethics continuing nursing education, this is in effect for licensure renewal cycles that begin after January 1st, 2014.The Texas Board of Nursing frequently updates the continuing nursing education (CNE) requirements for nurses licensed to practice in Texas.

Continuing Education is often abbreviated as CE and may be used in reference to general continuing education in many different professions, rather than specific to the continuing education for nurses. 
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.
Every time the temperatures soar and remain steadily high I think about the elderly. Seniors do not regulate their body temperature like they once did. As we age our body systems slow, and our ability to sweat is reduced, so we are unable to cool our bodies as they overheat. Add illnesses, medications that impair temperature regulation, and lack of sufficient fluid intake to a slowing body and an elderly person is much more susceptible to dehydration, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Cancer patients often lose their appetite because chemotherapy can cause nausea. But it does something else to make food unappetizing – it changes the way things taste.

Hollye Jacobs was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, at the age of 39. As a nurse she expected the extreme nausea that often accompanies powerful chemo therapy drugs. But as a patient, she wasn't expecting the taste changes. 
I ran across a documentary film to debut during Nurses National Nurses Week, May 8th 2014. The film entitled A Carolyn Jones Documentary, The American Nurse, Healing America will be played in Digiplex Theaters nationwide with additional private screenings to be presented in Washington DC by the American Nurses Foundation.  If we can judge a film by its trailer this looks like it will be an extraordinary tribute to nurses in all walks of practice. The trailer features five nurses working in various healthcare settings.
“What do bedbugs and norovirus have in common?  Well recent research has found that like norovirus, it may take only from one to 10 bugs to cause a full-blown infestation.  It is indeed that low infectious dose that also makes norovirus such a difficult bug to stop in its tracks and brought us recent headlines of 700 sick on one cruise ship alone.  
I recently saw a post in a popular nurse’s forum for LVN’s and LPN’s that made me cringe! As an infusion therapy educator I am aware scenarios like this are common and wanted to address some of the issues I see with Total Parenteral Nutrition administration within long term care facilities.
Pedagogy wants to wish all of you a Happy New Year!

To start your year off right we are offering a 20% discount coupon code good for individual course purchase, your entire facility purchase or facility membership purchase. 
I made up this story one morning while taking my not so little Gabriela of seven years to school. It goes something like this: “There once was a creature that lived in the waters next to a village. No one ever spotted it in its entirety, but some saw glimpses. While this creature never harmed anyone, those who saw some sort of “thing” convinced the rest of the villagers that the creature was bad and dangerous.
Every 70 seconds, another American family is affected by Alzheimer’s.  Alzheimer’s is a complex neurological disease that is the most common form of dementia.  More than 5 million people in the United States have Alzheimer’s and more than 10 million are caring for a loved one with the disease.
Alzheimer's symptoms vary. The stages below provide a general idea of how abilities change during the course of the disease.
Leading Age Conference to be held at the Dallas Convention Center October 27-30th, 2013 and Pedagogy Inc.  wants to meet you there.

To expand the world of possibilities for aging, LeadingAge members and affiliates touch the lives of 4 million individuals, families, employees, and volunteers every day. The LeadingAge community includes 6,000 non-profit organizations in the United States, 39 state partners, hundreds of businesses, research partners, consumer organizations, foundations and a broad global network of aging services organizations that reach over 30 countries.
Each of us, at some point, will become a caregiver to a loved one, parent or friend. Many of us can point to this kind of experience as the catalyst to our careers. The benefits that come from being a caregiver are many and I've learned that my work caring for my clients is not separate from my spiritual practice — it is one.
Pedagogy is more than just an online classroom; it is an online education experience! Pedagogy has created 4 NEW virtual Campuses. This focused Campus design streamlines course organization and makes finding the perfect course easy.
Now more than ever before a lot of attention is being directed to the care of our elders, frail, and disabled citizens. Nursing Assistants, or direct care workers, are a vital part of the healthcare team for patients and clients in many healthcare settings, and are honored during the week of June 13-20th by celebrating Nursing Assistants Week.
There is a growing awareness of the value of therapeutic massage and skilled touch for elders with dementia. More and more elder-care communities are incorporating the services of a licensed massage therapist, but caregivers of all kinds possess the power of touch to help manage behaviors and improve the quality of life of the elders they care for.
Pedagogy is known for bringing forth topics of education that are not found with other online education companies. Now, Pedagogy brings ULTMATE access to your educational needs, through complete access membership programs.
More than 380,000 Americans each year are assessed by EMS for sudden cardiac arrest. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a lifesaving technique that is used when helping someone who may have had a heart attack or stopped breathing.
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