Influenza 2013-2014

Article By Christy Wilson, PA-C As we come to the end of football season watching the Seattle Seahawks defeat the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII, I realize sport seasons can be so unpredictable.  Who would have thought the Atlanta Falcons won their division in 2012 and …

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Asthma Education at the Cutting Edge – Wheeze, Crackle, and Flow: How Asthma Educators Identify Their Patient’s ‘Asthma Community”

By: Douglas E. Masini, EdD, RRT-NPS, RPFT, AE-C, FAARC When you begin your work as an asthma educator, you must first ask “who is it that I am going to educate?” Identifying the patient is easy; finding their ‘asthma community’ requires a bit of detective work and epidemiology, …

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Managing Catastrophic Hand Injuries

By: Krisi Probert, OTD, OTR/L, CHT Many students and young therapists are terrified of the thought of managing a catastrophic hand injury. From crush injuries, to amputations, to deep lacerations, these patients usually present with multiple diagnoses, a wide range of complaints, and a great deal of fear …

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Secrets of Chest Pain: History

          Article Written by John Bielinski History is the most important factor in the work up, treatment and evaluation of someone with cardiac ischemia. The EKG is nice. Lab values are nice. But, most hinges on history then everything else combined. You need …

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