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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is considered an alternative medicine treatment or therapy and it involves small needles being inserted, by a professionally trained acupuncturist, into the skin.  The needles are inserted where a patient is reporting pain, such as neck or back pain and the insertion is usually painless.

The initial acupuncture session, ...

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Life Care Planning and Math

Dawn Cook was recently published in the Fall 2020 issue of the Journal of Nurse Life Care Planning (AANCLP) with her article titled “It’s All About the Numbers”. The AANCLP has been providing peer-reviewed excellence in life care planning since 2006.

This article discusses the importance of correct ...

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Ankle Foot Orthoses and the Role of an Orthotist

Ankle foot orthoses (AFOs) are a type of brace designed to provide support, and joint alignment of the foot and ankle for patients with neurological or musculoskeletal caused walking disorders or muscle weakness.  Some conditions that can cause muscle weakness include cerebral palsy, stroke, or multiple sclerosis.  A prescription for ...

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Spinal Pain: Pain Management

There are many possible ways to treat or manage spinal pain ranging from conservative, non-invasive to surgical intervention.  Two common types of pain management used for patients with spinal pain include non-interventional and interventional.

Non-interventional or conservative pain management methods are typically trialed first when a patient reports pain or ...

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A Day in the Life Video Use

Nurse life care planners typically interview a patient in their home when creating a life care plan. A home visit is conducted to view and document the plaintiff’s home environment in order to better understand the plaintiff’s needs.  One way to demonstrate a plaintiff’s day-to-day life is by creating a ...

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Tips for Wearing a Face Mask

Correctly wearing a face mask is one of the most effective ways to help stop the spread of COVID-19, however, when people aren’t careful with the way they are wearing, removing, or handling their masks, it can increase the risk of exposure to themselves and others.

Karen Pallarito (2020), wrote ...

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Considerations When Buying a Stairlift

A stairlift, also commonly referred to as a chair lift, is a quiet comfortable piece of equipment used to assist with stair mobility.  It allows the user to sit on a chair that slides up and down a track with a button or remote, giving a person access to the ...

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Acquired Brain Injury and Music Therapy

An acquired brain injury is a traumatic or non-traumatic brain injury that occurs after birth, is not hereditary, congenital or degenerative.  A traumatic brain injury occurs as a result of an open or non-open injury caused by an external force, for example, from a fall, motor vehicle collision, sports injury, ...

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June is PTSD Awareness Month

The month of June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) awareness month.  Although this disorder used to be called “shell shock,” as it often affects war veterans, PTSD can affect anyone who has experienced a traumatic event that involved a real or perceived threat of injury or death.  It happens due ...

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