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Medicare’s Push to Improve Chronic Care

Carrie Lester looks forward to the phone call every Thursday from her doctors’ medical assistant, who asks how she’s doing and if she needs prescription refills. The assistant counsels her on dealing with anxiety and her other health issues. Lester credits the chats for keeping her out of the hospital and reducing the need for… Continue reading Medicare’s Push to Improve Chronic Care

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
What is a WOC nurse? Row of doctors and nurses standing inside a hospital hallway or lobby, with a smiling, masked female nurse of color at the front.

What is a Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse?

Wound, ostomy, and continence (WOC) nurses are experts in the area of wound, ostomy, and continence care. As specialty nurses, they provide expert care to patients with a wide variety of wounds, including fistulas, drains, and pressure injuries; patients with abdominal stomas, such as ileostomies, colostomies or urostomies; and patients with continence disorders. WOC nurses… Continue reading What is a Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse?

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS

Nurses: The Heart of Healthcare

Nurses are the 'Heart of Healthcare'. Nurses add empathy, heart, and care while advocating for their patients.

Paige Oyaga
racism and health in ohio

Are You at Risk of Heart Disease?

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. In 2021, heart disease was responsible for 1 in every 5 deaths. It is a silent killer that often does not show symptoms until you are already experiencing a medical emergency. Did you know around 1 in every 20 adults aged 20 or… Continue reading Are You at Risk of Heart Disease?

Allison Dalton
Medical Payment Model

Medicaid: What to Watch in 2024

Medicaid is the primary program providing healthcare coverage to one in five low-income Americans. See the issues at play in 2024.

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
social work month

What Do Social Workers Do?

Social workers are people advocates. They work directly with, and on behalf of, a wide variety of populations, helping those in need address the personal, family, and social problems that affect their lives. For social workers in the medical field, this advocacy includes helping patients and their families with their medical care and health needs.… Continue reading What Do Social Workers Do?

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
National IV Nurses Day

What is Infusion Therapy?

Infusion therapy is when medication or fluids are administered through a needle or catheter, usually via an intravenous line (IV). It is a method of delivering medication or nutrition that can’t be taken orally or that needs to be dispensed quickly and/or at a controlled pace. Some types of chemotherapy, for example, need to be… Continue reading What is Infusion Therapy?

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
Home healthcare or Home care: what's the difference? Image of caregiver helping patient walk at home. Article explores the difference between home healthcare and home care.

Home Healthcare or Home Care: What’s the Difference?

Do you or your loved one need home healthcare, or just home care? The terms “home care” and “home health” refer to support services delivered in the comfort of home. These terms are often used interchangeably, depending on the state you’re in. Although they overlap, the services they provide are not the same. Knowing the… Continue reading Home Healthcare or Home Care: What’s the Difference?

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS

Celebrating Nurse Practitioner Week: Honoring Healthcare Heroes

Nurse Practitioner Week provides a well-deserved spotlight on the exceptional contributions of nurse practitioners (NPs) to the healthcare field.

Paige Oyaga

What is a Neonatal Nurse?

What is a Neonatal Nurse? Neonatal nurses are nurses who specialize in the care of newborn infants from birth until hospital discharge. While neonatal nurses care for all infants, including infants without medical complications, they are a key care provider for hospitalized infants born with a wide range of complications such as prematurity, infection, cardiac… Continue reading What is a Neonatal Nurse?

Madeline Perez
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