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Getting an advanced practice nursing degree is a tough decision, but is it worth it? Ryan Werblow, MSN, CRNA, a new nurse anesthetist at the American Anesthesiology of North Carolina at the WakeMed Raleigh hospital location in Raleigh, N.C., shares his insight on the ins and outs of a career in nurse anesthesiology, which is one of the largest specialties in nursing.

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According to a survey from the Johnson & Johnson BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages team, many people are uninformed about proper wound care. Their survey revealed that 56 percent of people to do not ask for information or advice on wound care. Instead they rely on knowledge that has been passed on from their parents or even their grandparents, which may contribute to popular misconceptions about advances in the science of wound healing. Of the small percent of the population that does seek information about wound care, 42 percent of them search for information online. This can also result in perpetuating wound care myths, as even seemingly trustworthy websites can sometimes have flawed or out-of-date information.

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Arizona State University, the Phoenix Symphony and a team from the Huger Mercy Living Center in Phoenix, Ariz., collaborated on the “Music & Memory” research project, to learn the impact of live music on people living with Alzheimer’s disease. Kristine Carpina, LPN, is a clinical care supervisor at Huger Mercy Living Center. Read on to learn about her perspective for caring for people with Alzheimer’s and the potential for music therapy to increase their quality of life.

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“When the music played, the patients went to a beautiful place in their mind. We saw them dancing or tapping their feet and moving their heads. It was amazing to watch.” - Kristine Carpina, LPN

The Modern Nurse
June 28, 2016

“The term ‘male nurse’ immediately separates me from the rest of nursing,” said Chris Stallard, MSN, RN, FNP-C, COHC. “Whether it is meant in a positive or negative way, it sets me apart from every other nurse and makes me feel not quite 100 percent nurse.”

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