Posts Tagged ‘Engaged Patients’

New Mammogram Guidelines Cause Confusion and Debate

Thursday, November 19, 2009 23:25 1 Comment

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Latest breaking news this week

New mammogram guidelines set by the United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) now recommends that women begin breast cancer screening every two years starting at age 50, instead of every year beginning at age 40.
These new standards sent a shock wave throughout women and the […]

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How to Engage Your E-Patients Like a Rock Star

Friday, October 30, 2009 14:04 1 Comment

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Part 1 in a series on the e-patient, participatory medicine and health 2.0

There’s no question that today’s patients are savvy.  Today’s patients are e-patients. Surrounded by technology, researching health information on the Internet has never been easier.  Patients are engaging in communities and social networking sites and the exchange of […]

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How to Avoid Chaos in the Hospital and Get the Care You Need

Thursday, August 6, 2009 19:57 No Comments

A Registered Nurse’s Tips to Stay Safe in a Hospital
By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
A hospital can be extremely frightening and overwhelming.
Hospitals generally are loud, cold, and sterile mazes of chaos. Unfortunately medical errors happen and it’s estimated that nearly 100,000 people die of medical errors each year.
According to the CDC, “In American hospitals […]

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