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Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is a rare disease that affects the spinal cord and so far has mostly occured in children. Due to the relative recent emergence of this disease, it is important that all healthcare workers have AFM on their radar when admitting children during the flu and virus season.
In the past, healthcare providers treated patients on a case-by-case basis, with little knowledge of what care decisions may have the greatest impact on the patient. In the last decade there has been a shift to focus on population-based healthcare which provides its members medical care based on the knowledge of a population's health needs.
Entry into nursing can be done at several levels. Choosing the right level will depend on your location, expectations, previous education experience and cost of the program. Learn more about examples of the available nursing degrees.
In healthcare, there is a need to have effective leaders, a trusting environment with a valuable team, critical thinking, and quality patient and family centered care. Studies have shown that there is a correlation between emotional intelligence and positive patient outcomes.
An advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) is an experienced RN with additional training in a nursing specialty that provides knowledge and skills to operate in an expanded role. Learn about their specialty areas and the barriers APRNs have to overcome.