Posts by holladay

Stay Sun Safe with These 7 Sunscreen Tips

From the young to the elderly, from fair skinned to dark skinned, everyone should wear sunscreen when outside. Sunscreen helps prevent skin cancer and premature aging. It is estimated that 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. The following 7 tips will help you stay skin safe this summer! Your sunscreen…

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NCBON No Longer Mailing Renewal Reminders

ATTENTION ALL NORTH CAROLINA NURSES • The North Carolina Board of Nursing (NCBON) is converting to an electronic renewal system and will no longer be mailing renewal reminder postcards effective July 1, 2019. • You must register with the system at www.nursys.com to be notified. Once registered you will receive automated reminders and updates for:…

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The Benefits of Tracking Medication Errors in LTC

Every healthcare organization, including Long Term Care, has a duty to continually improve systems to prevent harm to patients due to medication errors. Health care organizations have to monitor actual and potential medication errors that occur. The value of medication error reports and other data gathering strategies is to provide the information that allows an…

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6 Ways to Avoid Medication Mistakes

Know your medications by name. If you know the name of your medications, you will be able to be sure that you are receiving the right medication each time you get it.  Ask questions about your medications. Some questions you may have: Why is the tablet a different color this time than it was the…

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The Ketogenic Diet: What’s All the Hype?

You’ve probably heard about the Ketogenic diet by now. Celebrities are losing weight and touting its benefits. If you haven’t heard, the ketogenic diet is a way of eating that restricts carbohydrates, includes moderate protein and high fat. There are a growing number of physicians who don’t think a well-formulated keto diet is a fad…

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