Acute Care News - Page 7

Heena Mavani, PharmD Candidate 2017
Clinicians in retail clinics prescribe significantly more antibiotics than primary care providers, but have a lower imperfect antibiotic prescribing rate.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Some patients, armed with information from direct-to-consumer advertising, Internet browsing, or a recommendation from a friend or relative, ask for specific medications.
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.

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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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