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  • Hospice Care Most Americans would prefer to die in their homes, free of pain, surrounded by family and loved ones. Hospice can help make this happen.
  • COPD as a Life-Limiting Illness Focus on symptom management, support of self-management, patient and family education, and advance care planning.
  • Palliative Care and the Management of Dyspnea Dyspnea is one of the most common symptoms reported by patients receiving palliative care, and management can be challenging.
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Advanced Practice Nursing CBT is the ideal vehicle for the nurse to use to guide counseling and education interactions with individuals.
  • A Case Report -- Animal-Assisted Therapy Therapy dogs, integrated with more traditional forms of treatment, can improve therapeutic results.
  • Training Nurses in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Providing CBT as an adjunct to pharmacotherapy can enhance recovery for many individuals with serious mental illnesses.
  • Nurses Integrate Cognitive Therapy Treatment Into Primary Care Learn about a 2-year pilot program to teach APNs to integrate mental health services into primary care settings.
  • Reducing Morbidity of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Despite advancements in supportive care, the mortality rate associated with ARDS remains extremely high. Learn to prevent, diagnose, and treat this syndrome.
  • Heart Failure Guidelines and the APN Are you familiar with the latest guidelines? Learn more here on the care of patients with heart failure.
  • Heart Disease in African-American Women Despite attempts to increase awareness and promote healthy lifestyles, African-American women continue to have the highest incidence of uncontrolled hypertension, obesity, and dyslipidemia.
  • Improving the Movement of Difficult-to-Place Patients Is it possible to increase the movement of difficult-to-place patients from hospitals to nursing homes?
  • Male Disclosure of Sexual Abuse and Rape Learn to employ compassionate systems of identification, referral, and treatment of male rape victims.
  • Multiple Sclerosis: Diagnosis and Management Strategies To meet specialized care needs of people with MS, we must involve multiple disciplines in a comprehensive care model.
  • Malpractice Insurance for Nurse Practitioners Do I need my own policy? How much coverage do I need? Answers to these questions and many more, for NPs.
  • What Do Nurses Really Do? Nurses save lives, prevent complications, prevent suffering, and save money. So why do nurses have such a hard time explaining such compelling facts and acts?
  • Managing the Heart Failure Epidemic: The Nurse Specialist's Role Future crises in heart failure management may be mitigated by adopting nurse specialists to perform many of the core cognitive functions of integrated disease management.
  • Pituitary Apoplexy What symptoms differentiate pituitary apoplexy from subarachnoid hemorrhage? Knowing the answers could mean the difference between full recovery and life-altering disabilities.
  • Acute Ischemic Stroke: Evaluation and Management Strategies Less than 5% of acute stroke patients receive the thrombolytic agent that can reverse ischemic damage. Learn to enhance your patients' chances of receiving the ideal treatment.
  • Biofilm Bacteria on catheters excrete a sticky substance that anchors them together and to the catheter surface, forming a biofilm that is more resistant to antimicrobials.
  • Discharge Planning Proper discharge planning can help ease the transition for patients needing infusion therapy when they get home from the hospital.