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Friday, October 24, 2014  
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From the Pedagogy Main Campus

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.

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From the Pedagogy Infusion Campus

New Peripheral IV Catheter Design Addresses Catheter Stabilization

The NovaCath Integrated IV Catheter is the only IV catheter in the marketplace that ensures compliance with stabilization recommendations of OSHA, CDC and INS.

Compliance: IV Catheter Stabilization

A recent paper published in the Journal of Vascular Access summarizes a panel discussion of infection prevention experts on the topic of improving peripheral IV outcomes. Among the key strategies identified, the panelists agreed on “the importance of stabilization to prevent movement in the insertion site and subsequent infiltration/extravasation and phlebitis.”

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From the Pedagogy Acute Care Campus

Why Touch Works in Dementia Care

What is it about skilled touch that decreases distress for those living with dementia that can lead to behavioral symptoms?  Common responses include decreased aches and pains; sensory stimulation resulting in increased body awareness; relaxation; aids sleep; decreased feelings of loneliness; uplifted mood.

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From the Pedagogy Inservice & Compliance Campus

Antihistamines For Stomach Acid Can Increase C. Diff Infection Risk

Antihistamines for stomach acid are sometimes also called histamine blockers or H2 blockers.  These medications work by inhibiting the production of stomach acid from the cells of the stomach and are used for the treatment of peptic ulcers, gastritis and heartburn. These medication differ from the commonly prescribed antihistamines that are used for allergies or a runny nose. Examples of H2 blockers or antihistamines for stomach acid are Tagamet, Zantac, Axid and Pepcid.
As reported in Medical News Today studies are finding that the use of these H2 blockers, H2 antagonist, or antihistamines are a greater risk of infection from Clostridium difficile.

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From the Pedagogy Long Term Care & Home Health Campus

Geriatric Continuing Nurse Education Requirements for Texas Nurses

Announced in the April 2014 Texas Board of Nursing Bulletin, all nurses that provide nursing care to any patient or patients who are older adults must complete 2 contact hours of continuing education relating to the care of this patient population. 

From the July 2014 Texas Board of Nursing Bulletin clarification of what types of practice settings and who needs to complete the older adult or geriatric continuing nurse education was answered in scenario examples.
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From the Pedagogy Administrators Campus

Preventing Malnutrition Among Older Adults

Nutritional health should be part of physician care plans and hospital discharge instructions, and should be addressed in any follow-up physician visits. 

Forbes contributor and author of the article Preventing Malnutrition Among Older Adults, Howard Gleckman addresses the study by researchers at the University of North Carolina and the Karolinska Institue in Stockholm. The study involved a review of older Americans over the age of 65 presenting to the Emergency Department and the evaluation of their nutritional status. 
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From the Pedagogy Correctional Healthcare Campus

Should You Consider Correctional Nursing?

I have encountered many nurses who have never considered working in a jail or prison. In fact, very few nurses decide on a nursing career with the thought “I want to be a jail nurse”.  This patient community is fairly invisible to healthcare professionals. Once encountered, possibly by way of a job posting or meeting someone like me, there are some common questions that come to mind. Lets explore them together to demystify the corrections healthcare environment.

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Featured Author: Brooke Lounsbury

  Brooke Lounsbury, Registered Nurse, has over 23 years in the medical field. Her primary field was in Home Health and Hospice until she left the mainstream medical field in 2008 and started Health Begins at Home, a website devoted to helping people empower themselves through education, public speaking engagements, classes and coaching -online and in person. She holds twice a year 10 day detoxification events, both online and in person. She also gives talks on seasonal affective disorder, thyroid health and stress management skills. She is a member of American Holistic Nurse Association, (AHNA) and is currently completing her functional medicine certification.

Brooke has an avid interest in the functional medicine medical model, which addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. She incorporates stress reduction techniques, diet, exercise and supplements in her practice as a holistic approach to attaining and maintaining health.
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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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