Hand Hygiene

How far have we come with regard to public awareness of hand hygiene? Would you shake the salesman’s hand? A study published in August of 2007 offers answers to the questions.

 
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Health Education

We still have a long way to go to achieve an informed healthcare consumer, especially about cancer risk factors. A recent report of a survey exploring cancer misconceptions documents the teaching we must continue regarding cancer risk factors.

 
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Traumatic Brain Injury

Medical case reporting may sometimes read like a “whodunit.” Acute brain trauma or traumatic brain injury (TBI) has many hidden and frequently long-lasting effects. The Red Baron, Baron von Richthoffen, a World War I German flying ace, may have demonstrated the lingering effects of TBI.

 
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Gettysburg Surgery

We tend to think of trauma nursing taking place in emergency rooms, operating rooms, or intensive care units. Sometimes we see news stories of medical evacuations by helicopter. The following account documents one day of surgery during the Civil War battle at Gettysburg, PA and the role of a nurse.

 
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Sleep

Sleep has great impact on cognition and performance. We tend to think of sleep deficits negatively impacting judgement, but are less likely to consider the negative impacts on health, cognition, and weight.

 
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