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WELCOME TO A NEW YEAR /THE IMPORTANCE OF GOOD HYGIENE

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Dear nurses, Welcome to a new year!  Whether at home or where food is served, basic hygiene is a necessity. It prevents the spread of infection. Like it or not, when basic hygiene standards are overlooked, the potential for infection becomes real. Hand washing is simple and is considered to be an easy tool in preventing the spread of infection. Learn more by reading the image above.

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL

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 Dear nurses, I just want to wish you the best for the Christmas season.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL NURSES

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 Have a wonderful Thanksgiving nurses!

TREATMENT OF SCHIZOPHRENIA

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Schizophrz Schizophrenia may be treated in a number of different ways. ACT-Active Community Therapy is a form of treatment which involves a team of individuals who are able to meet witoh the patient in a place that is not related to a hospital or doctor's office. (see image) ECT- Electroconvulsive Conculsive Therapy is also a form of treatment (see image). Zyprexa, Abilify and Risperdal are some of the drugs used to treat this condition.  

PARANOID SCHIZOPHRENIA

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Scenario: The young lady in the red shirt is traveling on a bus.She is having delusions. She feels certain she is hearing voices telling                       her that other passengers on the bus are plotting to harm her. Signs and symptoms include of paranoid schizophrenia include:                   delusions , anxiety, auditory hallucination and suicide ideation. AN OVERVIEW Paranoid Schizophrenia is a mental disorder| which is identified as the most common type of Schizophrenia. The cause is not clearly understood. Types of treatment include: - psychotherapy -ECT - antipsychotic drugs    

CLAUSTROPHOBIA

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What is Claustrophobia? Claustrophobia may be defined as an abnormal fear of being in a small or enclosed space. Typically a person may have been trapped in a box or a closet at some point in life. Scenario : Tom is having a panic attack in the elevator. He is extremely anxious and feels like he cannot breathe and wants to run away. Treatment: Drugs like Beta Blockers may be used to decrease heart rate. Serotonin inhibitors such as Paxil may also be used. Hypotherapy is also another form of treatment used to improve this condition.  

FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS FOR DIABETICS

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Scenario: Above is Mr.R who works in a fast food joint. He loves to drink sodas. He is now beginning to experience the early signs of diabetes. He will learn from his doctor he has diabetes. Scenario:Rick has a history of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. His blood glucose is high and he has Insulin ordered twice a day. It is midnight and Rick is requesting his wife bring snacks from home. Read more above---- What is PVD? Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) is caused by poor circulation. The diabetic patient is at risk for this condition. In diagnosing the problem, understand that following instructions may be a challenge for diabetic patients.Patient and family teaching is necessary.