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The NSPA Blog

Season of the tick — risks posed to the elderly

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Posted on May 21st, 2018 by Anna Dolezal, under Infections, Patient Tools, Tips & Resources

It's that time of year again. Ticks are out for blood (literally) and while no one enjoys their company, the elderly face particular health risks from these springtime pests. More troubling still, tick populations are on the rise and growing... Continue Reading »

Nursing today; an interview with RN Holly Harris

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Posted on May 16th, 2018 by Anna Dolezal, under Healthcare Reform, Patient Advocacy

NShore's RN advocates are all career nurses, who for one reason or another, decided to step away from the hospital setting and step into private patient advocacy. We focus a lot of our blogs on how the career change affects their ability to serve... Continue Reading »

The Caregiver Conundrum

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The number of seniors in America is skyrocketing, just as the number of available family members per seniors is declining This poses a caregiver conundrum for a lot of people. 50 years ago, it was easy. As parents or grandparents aged, their... Continue Reading »

Self-Medication: Dangers and Drivers

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Posted on May 1st, 2018 by Anna Dolezal, under Drug Related Adverse Effects, Patient Tools, Prescription Drugs

"In the United States, around 1 out of every 10 people who are at least 12 years old abused an illicit drug in the month leading up to the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health."(NSDUH) And that's not even counting the legal drugs that are... Continue Reading »

Patient (Dis)Satisfaction

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Posted on April 23rd, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Clinical Trends, Patient Advocacy, Take Charge

Today I had an interesting experience becoming a new patient at a large orthopedic practice in Lake County. I'll admit I usually don't tell people I am a professional RN patient advocate when I first see them. I want to see how general population... Continue Reading »

Adovate Q&A — Sarah Valek

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Posted on April 17th, 2018 by Anna Dolezal, under Inspiring Stories, Something New, Tips & Resources

Sarah F Valek, RN MSN MBA, is a dedicated RN with 18 years experience in cardiology, pediatrics and healthcare management. She found her passion for advocacy early on in her career and understands the challenges patients face in today’s complex... Continue Reading »

Accessible Ways to Enjoy Springtime

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Posted on April 9th, 2018 by Sally Perkins, under Patient Tools, Something New, Tips & Resources

Warm weather is right around the corner - let's enjoy it! Around 2 million seniors in the U.S. never or rarely leave their homes. Not only does this have significant implications for their physical health but it can also impact on their... Continue Reading »

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