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Most Memorable Patient Transcending the emotional barriers between provider and patient

Transcending the emotional barriers between provider and patient

Transcending the emotional barriers between clinician and patient can lead to a stronger, more balanced professional life.

Your Comments Immunization in healthcare providers: Comments from our readers

Immunization in healthcare providers: Comments from our readers

Clinicians discuss the benefits of healthcare providers receiving vaccinations in order to prevent the spread of disease in the workplace.

Most Memorable Patient Diagnosing a pulmonary embolism and saving a life

Diagnosing a pulmonary embolism and saving a life

A Divine guidance helps a nurse practitioner make a diagnosis that saved a patient's life.

Your Comments Fired for falling asleep on the job: Our readers weigh in

Fired for falling asleep on the job: Our readers weigh in

Two clinicians offer their opinion on June's Legal Advisor about a female nurse fired for falling asleep while on duty in the hospital.

Clinical Pearls Putting out the fire of a fire ant bite with toothpaste

Putting out the fire of a fire ant bite with toothpaste

Apply any toothpaste to fire ant bites and wash off after 10 minutes

Your Comments Epilepsy and the ketogenic diet

Epilepsy and the ketogenic diet

The ketogenic diet increases the conversion of glutamate into glutamine into GABA, reducing neuronal excitability.

Most Memorable Patient Fulfilling a dying patient's request: A trip to the Renaissance Festival

Fulfilling a dying patient's request: A trip to the Renaissance Festival

A dying man's wish to attend a Renaissance Festival taught a valuable lesson to a palliative care nurse practitioner.

Clinical Pearls A tip for removing a ring from a swollen finger

A tip for removing a ring from a swollen finger

A household cleaner such as Windex can be used to remove a ring from a swollen finger.

Most Memorable Patient A young girl with Kawasaki disease: Diagnosing a rare disorder

A young girl with Kawasaki disease: Diagnosing a rare disorder

A girl presented to a small town hospital symptoms including fever, bloodshot eyes, red lips, and rash on the palms of her hands.

Your Comments Ortho Dx case: Is it a subungual hematoma or melanoma?

Ortho Dx case: Is it a subungual hematoma or melanoma?

Features of hematoma can often be confused with those of melanoma.

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