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When is the last time that you, as a healthcare worker, saw a child with rickets or gout? Weren’t these diseases supposed to be eradicated as a result of improved diet and better access to healthy food choices? Unfortunately, they are on the rise worldwide.
Aromatherapy and plant oils have been used by man for centuries, yet there is a startlingly small body of research on the topic. Today's researchers are seeking to determine the actual mechanism of action and effectiveness -- and their place in modern medicine.
Registered Nurses who work in NPD fill many roles, often at the same time. They are clinical nurse educators, responsible for maintaining a competent nursing staff in healthcare facilities, as well as facilitating theory-to-practice as new graduate nurses enter the profession.
Nurses are strategic advocates for breastfeeding. As nurses, it is important to ensure that you have the knowledge to support breastfeeding mothers, including lactation practices and an understanding of the importance of breast milk.
July is National Cord Blood Awareness month. As healthcare professionals, it is important to understand the significance of cord blood, current research and information that families need to know. A rich source of stem cells, umbilical cord blood is not only being used to treat a variety of diseases, but there is a crop of promising research currently underway.