News Focus: Acute Care - Page 6

Felicia Spadini, APRN, MSN, NP-C
Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) is a herpesvirus that causes 2 related but separate clinical illnesses.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Most patient care needs in the evening or night are neither complex nor urgent.
Brandon May
CDC researchers recently revealed the most effective strategies for preventing tick bites and Lyme disease.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Patients with varying degrees of self-care abilities seek attention in retail health clinics for many different wound types, such as acute abrasions, lacerations, contusion, punctures, avulsions, burns, or ulcers.
Jennifer G. Allen
Retail clinics could help slow the development of dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria by prescribing fewer antibiotics for respiratory tract infections, recent study results published in BMJ suggest.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Many Americans hoard antibiotics and use them without consulting a health care provider, recent survey results show.
Daniel Holland, PharmD
Topical therapies are generally the least effective treatment option for nail bed fungal infections, also known as onychomycosis.
Jeanette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Good hand hygiene is the most cost-effective way to prevent the spread of health care-associated infections, and the most important individuals in the hand hygiene chain are health care workers.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Many popular sunscreen options don’t adhere to American Academy of Dermatology efficacy guidelines.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Jogger’s heel, tennis heel, and policeman’s heel are common names for a common problem. All of them are actually plantar fasciitis, and approximately 1 million Americans visit health care providers every year because they have inexplicable—and often excruciating—pain in their feet.

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Kristen Marjama, DNP, FNP-BC
It is that time of year again, when health care providers see an increase in patient volume because no one has time to be sick.
Sara Marlow, MSN, RN, PHN, FNP-C
Sunburn is still a major health issue that can be prevented.
Kristen Marjama, DNP, FNP-BC
The National Health Interview Survey in 2014 estimated that 17.7 million adults and 6.3 million children had asthma.
Mary McCormack, MSN, APNC, MPH
The World Gastroenterology Organization describes the prevalence of celiac disease as a “statistical iceberg” in today’s health climate.
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