Feature Focus: Acute Care

Jenna Herman, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
During flu season, a sore throat can signal another illness—here is how to tell the difference.
Lisa Bridwell Robinson, DNP, CCRN, CNE, N-C
Clinicians can help affected women determine the cause and severity, which are key to implementing a treatment plan.
Jenna Herman, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
Otherwise known as Tinea Cruris, it can have a similar presentation and symptoms as other rashes.
By David Kim, PhD
Choosing the appropriate therapy for Acute Otitis Media can contribute to Antibiotic Stewardship Programs
As the most common travel-related illness, travelers' diarrhea—defined as 3 or more unformed stools in 24 hours—affects about 10% to 40% of individuals who travel each year.
Jenna Herman, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
Both types of diabetes can cause problems, but the most life-threatening complications of T1D are from diabetic ketoacidosis.
Jenna Herman, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
Diabetic ulcers are the most prevalent of the nonhealing ulcers.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Herpes zoster ophthalmicus, like shingles without ophthalmic manifestations, is terribly painful. It can affect any layer of the cornea, but the author notes that once the involvement is epithelial or stromal keratitis develops, risk of permanent vision loss increases.
Kristen Coppock, MA, Editor
Acetaminophen overuse becomes much more common in the United States during cold and flu season, according to a recently published study.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
Although flu activity has decreased, overall influenza-associated illness remains high across most of the United States.

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The Educated Patient

Kristen L. Marjama, DNP, APRN-BC, FNP
Exposure to damp and moly environments may also result in a variety of other health issues.
Bethany Rettberg, NPC
An accurate medical history and a physical exam are critical to rule out more serious conditions.
Bethany Rettberg, NPC
Practitioners should get a detailed medical history and conduct a thorough physical to treat sinus infections.
Jennifer L. Hofmann, MS, PA-C
Providing them with advice can improve control of the disease and reduce hospitalizations, morbidity, and unscheduled health care visits.
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