Acute Care News - Page 9

Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Children with intermittent asthma may not require a daily dose of inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) therapy, recent study results suggest.
Meghan L. Potter, RN, MSN, FNP-BC
An estimated 2.4 million medical visits between 2003 and 2007 resulted in a diagnosis of acute otitis externa, and annual related health care costs totaled $500 million for nonhospitalized patients alone.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Patients desperate to get rid of their acne should keep these facts in mind.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
With summer approaching, patients could probably use a refresher on the basics of sun protection.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Retail clinicians should know that concussion symptoms and consequences aren’t one-size-fits-all.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Patients visiting retail clinics for recurring colds may not be getting enough sleep.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Retail clinicians will be relieved to hear that ear infections, one of the most common childhood infections and a leading cause for acute clinic visits, are on the decline.
Melissa Bush, FNP-C
On any given day, it is typical to see parents waiting at doctor’s offices, urgent care facilities, and retail health locations with children who are experiencing a cough, as it is one of the most common symptoms for which patients seek primary care.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Retail clinicians should be prepared to field questions about strains of so-called “super lice” that have spread throughout 25 US states thus far.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Patients presenting to a retail clinic with acute cough could have one of several conditions.

Current Issue

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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