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Fall Prevention Protocol

In 2014, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality began a pilot project that involved hospitals equipped and trained with the AHRQ’s Fall Prevention Tookit over a period of 3 years. As a result of the experiences documented by the … Continued

New Publication in Journal of Nurse Life Care Planning

Nurse Life Care Planner Dawn Cook is happy to share that her recent article, “Platelet Rich Plasma: Life Care Planning Considerations,” is featured in the Fall 2017 issue of the AANLCP’s Journal of Nurse Life Care Planning. The AANLCP (American … Continued

2017 Nevada Controlled Substances Legislative Update

The 2017 Nevada State Legislature passed Assembly Bill 474, addressing the opioid overdose epidemic. Sponsored and signed by Governor Brian Sandoval, this new legislation enacts strategies that were developed to mitigate the abuse and misuse of prescription drugs, ultimately changing … Continued

PAINWeek in Las Vegas

The 12th Annual PAINWeek took place last week, September 5-9 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. PAINWeek is the nation’s largest pain conference for frontline clinicians with an interest in pain management. Dawn Cook was in attendance for this event. … Continued

Now Offering Physician-led Life Care Plans & Rebuttals

Dawn Cook & Associates is pleased to announce the addition of a physician on staff for life care planning and rebuttals. We have been joined by a California and Nevada-based pain management physiatrist. Attorneys interested in a life care plan … Continued

What Should be in a Nursing Negligence Expert Report?

When you are in need of a nursing negligence report, what should be in it? The specialized knowledge of nursing is generally accepted to be out of the scope of practice of other professionals, such as physicians and administrators, and … Continued

Chronic Pain Therapy: Then and Now

Treating Chronic Pain-Where We Have Been and Where We Are Going Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) National Guideline Clearinghouse  July 3, 2017 ========== In a recent expert commentary featured on the AHRQ weekly newsletter and website, authors L.G. Davis, … Continued

ITNS Transplant Nursing Symposium 2017

Last weekend, Dawn Cook attended the Transplant Nursing Symposium: Reflections of Transplant Nursing Excellence presented by the International Transplant Nurses Society (ITNS). The symposium took place at the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace in Lake Buena Vista, FL and was … Continued

National Certification in Durable Medical Equipment

Recently, Dawn Cook and Leslie Watson of Dawn Cook Consulting LLC have both successfully completed a rigorous process to earn certification as Durable Medical Equipment Specialists (CDME) from the Board for Certification/Accreditation (BOC). CDME certification is awarded when an individual … Continued

HME & MedTrade Spring 2017

Home medical equipment (HME) is sometimes the difference between a life of relying on others to provide personal and housekeeping care, to a life of increased independence and freedom. From wheelchairs and ramps for accessibility, to one-handed jar openers and … Continued