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August 1, 2009

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  • Video-on-demand provides easy access to visual teaching tool, enhancing education

    Technology can provide instant access to educational resources. Most institutions have catalogued written materials in a file on their Intranet system, so handouts can readily be given to patients as part of the teaching process. Also, many institutions are working to perfect video-on-demand systems, so a visual education format is available for teaching.
  • Breast-feeding success requires knowledge

    Women need to be educated about breast-feeding, says Melissa Vickers, MEd, IBCLC, a lactation consultant and La Leche League leader in Huntingdon, TN.
  • Steps for best practice in education on breast-feeding

    The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) is a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children's Fund to help medical facilities offer an optimal level of care for lactation.
  • Pain Awareness Month is good time to reach public

    The first step for many people living with chronic pain is to speak up and seek help, says Micke A. Brown, BSN, RN, director of communications for the American Pain Foundation in Baltimore and past president of the American Society for Pain Management Nursing in Lenexa, KS.
  • Community case managers help patients stay healthy

    At- risk geriatric patients with multiple comorbidities and health-related issues are staying healthier and out of the hospital thanks to face-to-face visits from nurse case managers from the Moses Cone Health Med-Link Community Care Management program.
  • Customized programs help keep employees healthy

    Focused Health Solutions' customized population management programs have generated a 15.7% net savings on medical claims and 30.8% net savings from medical claims reduction and productivity improvement for large self-insured employers.
  • Prevention is key to influenza pandemic

    The most important thing that case managers can do in case of a pandemic, or even an outbreak of influenza, is to educate their clients on disease prevention, says Isela Luna, RN, PhD, director of nursing at Pima County Health Department in Tucson, AZ.
  • Take personalized approach to disease management

    A customized disease management program for self-insured employers has resulted in an average 36% reduction in total cholesterol levels for employees in the coronary artery disease program, a 21% reduction in hemoglobin A1c levels among individuals in the diabetes program, and a 51% improvement in blood pressure readings for participants in the hypertension program provided by Focused Health Solutions Inc.