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What is a Medical Emergency?

Monday, June 16, 2014 13:34 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
About Emergencies: What is a medical emergency and when to call 9-1-1
 

Debate brews over whether emergency departments are busier since the Affordable Healthcare Act expanded insurance coverage the beginning of this year.
While the debate continues, it is important for you to understand what a medical emergency is and when to […]

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Active Healthy Kids and Outdoor Play- Preparing for Life’s Little Mishaps

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 20:16 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Preparing for Life’s Little Mishaps While Engaging Your Kids in Outdoor Play
“Play, Incorporating Animistic and Magical Thinking Is Important Because It:
Fosters the healthy, creative and emotional growth of a child; Forms the best foundation for later intellectual growth. Provides a way in which children get to know the world and […]

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How to be an Empowered Health Consumer

Thursday, January 7, 2010 15:54 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Empowered health consumers know how to take charge of their health and are proactive in their care.
Whether they’re surfing the web for health information, visiting their doctor or health care professional, or a patient in the hospital; empowered health consumers know how to question and communicate.
This blog is a continuation […]

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Fireworks Bring Beauty But Can Be Dangerous

Wednesday, July 1, 2009 15:21 No Comments

Simple Safety Tips for July 4th Fireworks

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

If you gather to watch fireworks this July 4th chances are you’ll hear many ooh’s and aah’s among the crowd as they watch the spectacular bursts of colors glowing in the sky.
Leave it to the pros
While fireworks are part of celebrating Independence Day, shooting […]

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Real Simple Magazine Taps Experts for Emergency Care Advice

Thursday, February 26, 2009 10:32 3 Comments

Preparing for Life’s Mishaps
by Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Having this card in your wallet could save your life in an ER
When Real Simple Magazine reporter contacted me for a story on emergency rooms, I was delighted to help out.  I think it’s important for readers to have the perspective from a nurse on the […]

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