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Wednesday, February 11, 2015  
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From the Pedagogy Main Campus

No Link Found Between High Salt Intake And Early Death Among Older Adults

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.
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From the Pedagogy Infusion Campus

FDA’s Investigation: Patients Being Injected With Simulated IV Fluids

FDA has become aware that some Wallcur training IV products have been distributed to health care facilities and administered to patients. There have been reports of serious adverse events associated with the use of these non-sterile products – i.e., Practi IV Solution Bags.
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From the Pedagogy Acute Care Campus

Prevention Of Catheter Acquired Urinary Tract Infections

Catheter acquired urinary tract infection (CA-UTI) is one of the most common health care acquired infections; 70–80% of these infections are attributable to use of an indwelling urethral catheter.
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From the Pedagogy Inservice & Compliance Campus

Do Pets Cause or Prevent Falls?

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 ownership can increase risk of falls to those who live with them. 

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From the Pedagogy Long Term Care & Home Health Campus

Vitamin D and Cognitive Decline

Low vitamin D levels have been correlated with cardiovascular disease, various autoimmune diseases, diabetes, cancer, falls, fractures, and depression.

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From the Pedagogy Administrators Campus

Dementia: Prescription Options to Manage Symptoms

Drug therapy to treat Alzheimer’s Dementia should be considered a last resort and not a permanent solution. 

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From the Pedagogy Correctional Healthcare Campus

Prison Tattoos – What Nurses Need to Know

Tattoos have been a part of prison culture for some time. Prison tattoos are most often obtained to identify allegiance to a particular gang. Tattoos (also called Tats or Ink) can identify skills, specialties, or convictions.  Read about ways tats communicate information. Tattooing is usually forbidden in the prison system, making it a daring task, as well as making it a potentially dangerous one.

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Featured Author: Julie Reagan

  Julie Reagan, PhD, JD, MPH, holds a PhD in Management, Policy, and Community Health from the University of Texas Health Science Center, School of Public Health in Houston, Texas.  She completed a Master's of Public Health degree from the same university.  Dr. Reagan is also an attorney licensed to practice law in New Mexico and Texas (inactive status).  She has been practicing law since 1993.  She also holds degrees in health education and dental hygiene.

Dr. Reagan’s healthcare consulting practice currently focuses primarily on healthcare-associated infection (HAI) issues. She serves on the New Mexico Healthcare-Associated Infections Committee and the Nevada Safe Injection Practices Coalition. She was also a member of an expert working group that advised the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the development of an HAI Policy Toolkit presenting state policy options to prevent and eliminate HAIs.

She currently lives near Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Dr. Reagan’s website “HAI Focus” provides news and information about healthcare-associated infections as well as general information about infection prevention and control.
  New Inservice Membership Pricing

Pedagogy has recently updated our Inservice and Compliance Membership pricing!

Our Inservice and Compiance Membership is designed to meet federal requirements for long term care and home health certified nursing assistant staff.

With Pedagogy's updated pricing, you can provide our industry leading inservice education for all of your staff for a monthly fee of $3.00 per staff member, or an annual fee of $36.00 per staff member. 

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