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The NSPA Blog

Any Good Thing Taken Too Far…

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Posted on November 11th, 2014 by Teri Dreher, under Palliative Care & Hospice, Something New

PallThere has been a lot of media frenzy recently over the right to die issue gaining popularity around the country and I want to share a medical perspective that perhaps the general public is unaware of. As an ICU nurse with 38 years clinical... Continue Reading »

Technology That Saves Lives

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Posted on October 16th, 2014 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Tools, Something New, Tips & Resources

iPhone users, have you had a chance to update to IOS 8 yet? If not, you are missing out on a valuable tool that can actually save lives. The new smart phone health and medical information app includes a handy way to store your correct, up... Continue Reading »

The Shifting Tide of Healthcare

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Posted on October 1st, 2014 by Teri Dreher, under Something New

There are many changes going on in the field of healthcare today, especially since the advent of the Affordable Care Act. One of the most notable changes is that care is more often taking place outside of hospitals rather that inside them.... Continue Reading »

Hospital Safety Statistics: Worse Than We Thought

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Posted on October 6th, 2013 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy

In 1999 a landmark study on medical error caused quite a stir: To Err is Human revealed data that showed that 20-30% of hospitalized patients suffered what is known in the medical community as an "Adverse Medical Outcome". Patients entering... Continue Reading »

Medicare 30 day Readmission Confusion

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Posted on July 22nd, 2013 by Teri Dreher, under Observation Status

Well, didn't it used to be easy to know if you were admitted to the hospital? You went through the ER, got transferred "upstairs", a nurse and admission specialist came and asked several dozen questions and you settled in for your stay. Not so much... Continue Reading »

The Delay of the ACA’s Employer Mandate

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Posted on July 8th, 2013 by Teri Dreher, under Affordable Care Act

It's a big deal that the Obama administration is now delaying the employer mandate provision of the Affordable Care Act. The mandate states that businesses with greater that 50 full time employees must provide affordable health insurance or face a... Continue Reading »

Patient Advocacy and Medical Devices

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Posted on April 20th, 2013 by Guest Blogger, under Medical Devices, Patient Advocacy

Each year, the number of medical devices available to patients increases. While this gives patients more health care options, it also increases the number of complications caused by these devices. It is important to be an informed consumer, and... Continue Reading »