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  • What is Ebola? With global concern on Ebola, it is important to know what it is, its signs and symptoms and how to treat and prevent someone on having this. According to authorities ...
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  • Importance of Breast Self-Examination and Breast Cancer Prevention Let us first define what is breast cancer? It is a cancer that starts from cells of the breast. It is the most common cancer diagnosed in women. There are ...
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  • What is Heat stroke and how to Deal with it? Heat stroke is the most severe form of heat illness when the body overheats and cannot cool down. The body cannot take off the excessive heat by sweating because of ...
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  • What is Poliomyelitis? DefinitionPolio is a contagious viral illness that, in its most severe form, causes paralysis, difficulty of breathing, and sometimes even death. A suspect case of polio is defined as ...
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  • What is Rabies? Rabies is 100% fatal but 100% preventable… Rabies is a zoonosis, a disease that is transmitted from animals to humans that is caused by a virus. It is transmitted through ...
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  • The Importance of Newborn Screening Today, every newborn child in the hospital or any health facility is required to undergo newborn screening. This is one way to improve child health in different countries. The screening ...
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  • 10 Most Trusted professions in AU, 4th spot for Nurses From the Reader’s Digest, here’s the list of the 10 most trusted professions in Australia of 2013. The most trusted professions meant that the professions listed are the ...
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  • To Become a Surgical Technologist A surgical technologist job is to ensure that equipment is functioning as well as the operating environment remains sterile and hygienic. They work under the supervision of a surgeon and ...
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  • Nutrition for our Kids Nowadays, children get their nutrition mainly from processed foods, usually from fast foods and other comfort foods. With this, the health of our kids is at risk and so we ...
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  • Characteristics of a Good Travelling Nurse Nurses should not pursue a career as a travelling nurse if he/she is only interested on the salary and earnings involved. Also, he/she should not pursue it if ...
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  • Being a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Roles and ResponsibilitiesThe main responsibility of psychiatric nurses involves assessing patients having mental disorders or substance abuse problems to provide therapeutic care suited for the patients. The main role ...
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  • Imparting Critical Thinking in Nursing Students What is Critical Thinking?Critical thinking is the process of logical reasoning for a particular task or situation; it is also being able to to make the decision in the ...
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  • Erik Erikson’s Theory of Psychosocial Development AKA Erik Homburger Erikson Born: June 15, 1902 Birthplace: Frankfurt am Main, Germany Died: May 12, 1994 Location of death: Harwich, MA Cause of death: unspecified Religion: Jewish Race or Ethnicity: White Occupation: Psychologist Nationality: United States Executive summary: Eight Stages of Childhood Psychosocial development as articulated by Erik Erikson describes eight developmental stages through which a healthily developing human should pass from infancy to late adulthood. In each stage the person confronts, and hopefully masters, new challenges. Each stage builds on the successful completion of earlier stages. The challenges of stages not successfully completed may be expected to reappear as problems in the future. Psychosocial Development Stages Summary  Stage  Basic Conflict  Important Events  Outcome  Infancy (birth to 18 months ...
    Posted Dec 19, 2012, 6:46 PM by RNpedia.com Administration
  • Mammography DefinitionMammography is a radiographic technique used to detect breast cysts or tumors, especially those not palpable on physical examination. In xeromammography, a specially charged plate records the radiographic images and transfers them to a special paper. Biopsy of suspicious areas may be required to confirm malignancy. Although 90% to 95% of malignant breast tumors can be detected by mammography, this test produces many false positive results. Mammography may follow such screening procedures as ultrasonography or thermography. Purpose To screen for malignant breast tumors.To investigate breast masses, breast pain, or nipple discharge.To differentiate between benign breast disease and malignant tumors.To monitor patients with breast cancer who are treated with breast-conserving surgery and radiation. Procedure Patient Preparation ...
    Posted Dec 19, 2012, 6:36 PM by RNpedia.com Administration
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