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Brain-controlled Robotic Suit

Can robotics be the “workaround” for permanent spinal injury? There is hope that technology and scientific research is coming up with ways to provide robotic help for this and many other medical problems. Researchers from the University of Grenoble in … Continued

2020 Year of the Nurse and Midwife!

The World Health Organization (WHO) hopes to strengthen Universal Health Coverage and in honor of Florence Nightingale’s 200th birth anniversary, has designated 2020 as the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife.” The WHO recognizes that nurses and midwives play some … Continued

What is a Life Care Plan?

The American Association of Nurse Life Care Planners (AANLCP) defines a life care plan as a plan that outlines an individual’s needs throughout the healthcare continuum, in multiple settings, and throughout life expectancy. A Life Care Plan must be flexible, … Continued

Apps for Brain Injury and Disability

It’s amazing the technology that is available to assist people with mild to moderate brain injury. One that comes to mind is the use of “apps” on a smartphone. If your brain injured client is able to use a smartphone … Continued

The Evolution of Wheelchairs

For patients with spinal cord injuries or mobility issues, the wheelchair can be their best friend and can also be their greatest enemy. Wheelchairs weren’t always advanced like they are today, in fact, the first sketch of a person in … Continued

October is National Physical Therapy Month!

October is National Physical Therapy month and Dawn Cook, RN recognizes the importance of physical therapists’ role in the recovery of patients who have experienced life-altering injuries, and physical therapy sessions and evaluations are often included in life care plans.  … Continued

New Smart Wheelchair Cushion Technology

People who sit for long periods of time, especially those who spend their day in a wheelchair, are at high risk for pressure injuries, also known as pressure ulcers or sores.  Pressure injuries are at the highest risk over areas … Continued

Chronic Pain is like having four flat tires

September is Pain Awareness Month and the American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA), released a short, two-minute video which clearly and simply explains what it is like living with chronic pain.  Using the analogy that chronic pain is like having four … Continued

Dawn Cook to present at National Nurses in Business Conference

Dawn Cook is looking forward to being a presenter in September at the annual conference for the National Nurses in Business Association (NNBA) held in Las Vegas, Nevada. The conference will showcase 20 dynamic sessions aimed at nurse entrepreneurs and … Continued