GISELLE: So, here is the thing. A board of nursing only has jurisdiction over its members. So, if you don’t register with them, or have a license with them, they don’t actually have any control over you. So, a board can really mess up the life of someone like Gayle who didn’t think they were doing anything wrong, but they have little authority over a real fake nurse.
It is widely reported that globally, half of those who died of COVID-19 were residents of long-term care facilities. These risks extended to the staff of residential homes. This was true of developed and undeveloped nations. What is less clear is whether those people cared for at home by informal caregivers fared better. Tamar had to make a decision about long-term care for her parents under great pressure. She had to find a solution, any solution, as quickly as possible…(more)
Acute otitis media (AOM), also known as chronic ear infections, has been one of the most prevalent drivers of pediatric antibiotic prescriptions in developed nations. It remains as common and sometimes deadly factor in developing nations, where it has been identified as a cause of preventable child mortality… (more)
There have been various suggestions in relation to the use of sniffer dogs for the identification of individuals infected with COVID-19, with ongoing research worldwide, including Italy, India, Iran, Finland, France, the UK, and elsewhere. Sniffer dogs have already been trained to identify various cancers and states such as hypoglycemia. A pilot project using sniffer dogs to screen passengers for COVID-19 began in airports in Finland… (more)
The rising popularity of baclofen in the treatment of AUD should be monitored with caution. The use of the drug for this purpose has not yet reached a high quality of evidence. The best practices remain to be identified. Withdrawal from baclofen or overdose can result in death, and this requires attention in cases where there are possible symptoms in a patient who is or may be taking baclofen. In terms of treatment for AUD, further research and guidance are needed in relation to the safety, dosage and structure of the therapeutic treatment. Its use may not be warranted given the risks it carries and the lack of evidence regarding effectiveness…(more)
Essentially, all entities providing the site or sample, including commercial organization, public groups, non-profit organization and community groups, must first provide informed consent in the same way that individuals do. Site permission therefore includes the process whereby the informed consent of the entity involved is obtained… (more)