Acute Care News

Jean Covino, DHSc, MPA, PA-C, and Jennifer Hofmann, MS, PA-C
Pneumococcal vaccination is an important part of preventive health care in adults 65 years and older and in some younger adults with certain medical conditions.
By Jean Covino, DHSc, MPA, PA-C, and Jennifer Hofmann, MS, PA-C
ATS and IDSA Update Clinical Practice Guidelines for Community-Acquired Pneumonia
Sara Hunt, MSN, RN, PHN, FNP-C
Cancer, diabetes, and heart disease account for a large portion of the $3.3 trillion annual US health care expenditures. In fact, 90% of these expenditures are due to chronic conditions. About 23 million people in the United States have diabetes, 7 million have undiagnosed diabetes, and 83 million have prediabetes.
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.

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The Educated Patient

Katarzyna Lalicata, MSN, FNP-C, FNP-BC
The symptoms associated with colds, most commonly congestion, coughing, sneezing, and sore throats, are the body's response when a virus exerts its effects on the immune system. Cold symptoms peak at about 1 to 2 days and last 7 to 10 days but can last up to 3 weeks.
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.
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