The nurse advocate
France, MSN ’10, follows a simple credo that explains much of her life philosophy. “I do what I think is right and that happens to involve me in a lot of things,” says the 33-year-old nurse and prolific volunteer.
A career without limits
As a bright-eyed nurse fresh out of school, Nadine Streleski-Flanders already knew something that some of her seasoned colleagues hadn’t figured out yet: that a nursing career offers much more than roles in bedside care.
As president of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Angela Golden is preaching the power of preventing disease.
By Susanne J. Pavlovich-Danis, MSN, ARNP-C, CDE, CRRN 1.0 contact hour
More than two-thirds of adults in the U.S. are overweight, and of those, one-third are obese. This program provides an overview of the care of patients who have had bariatric surgery, including the surgical options available for severely obese individuals and considerations nurses must be aware of when caring for patients after bariatric surgery.
About 1 out of 133 Americans has celiac disease. With knowledge about the risk factors for the disease and its clinical presentation, healthcare professionals as a team can help prevent serious health problems related to the disease.
By Kim Curry, PhD, ARNP; Connie Goldsmith, MPA, RN; and Cathy S. Birn, RN, MA, CGRN, CNOR1.0 contact hour
Nurses are accustomed to educating patients about health problems, including excess weight. But for many of us, it’s time for a refresher course on the science behind weight gain and loss. This course describes contributing factors for obesity; provides patient education on the benefits and adverse effects of three prescription medications, and explains the differences between four surgical approaches to the management of obesity.
Obesity and undernutrition have a paradoxical relationship, yet both fall under the category of malnutrition. According to the UDSA and the WHO, consumer choices about food spending and diet are likely to be influenced by the accessibility and affordability of food. There are valuable links between food deserts, rural and urban areas, healthy living habits, malnutrition, and the impact this has on the U.S. economy.