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Important Risk and Safety Information for Gebauer’s Pain Ease® and Gebauer’s Ethyl Chloride®:

Published clinical trial results support the use in children three years of age and older. Do not spray in eyes. Over spraying may cause frostbite. Freezing may alter skin pigmentation. Use caution when using product on diabetics or persons with poor circulation. The thawing process may be painful and freezing may lower resistance to infection and delay healing. If skin irritation develops, discontinue use. CAUTION: Federal law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a licensed healthcare practitioner.

Gebauer’s Pain Ease Only:

Apply only to intact oral mucous membranes. Do not use on genital mucous membranes.

Gebauer’s Ethyl Chloride Only:

Ethyl Chloride is FLAMMABLE and should never be used in the presence of an open flame, or electrical cautery equipment. Inhalation should be avoided as it may produce narcotic and general anesthetic effects, and may produce deep anesthesia or fatal coma or cardiac arrest. Cutaneous sensitization may occur, but appears to be extremely rare. Long term exposure may cause liver or kidney damage.

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Nurses Quickly Ease Pain with These 5 Time Savers

By: Sue Zagula | On: December 14, 2017

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When it comes to easing patient anxiety and improving the patient experience, the responsibility usually falls on you, the nursing professionals. Have you heard this question before: “Is this going to hurt?” Probably on a daily basis, right? But we found some time savers you can try that can get your patient the pain relief they’re looking for—faster.

You rarely hear a working nurse say, “Oh, I have plenty of time.” The fact is advances in medical technology are leading to a reduction in inpatient surgeries, but creating an increasing number of day-case procedures. This means you’re treating more patients each day and have limited time to spend easing patient anxiety.

The good news is that even in today’s fast-paced healthcare environment, nurses can provide patient comfort solutions in a matter of seconds. So, for you to quickly provide the pain relief your patients need, here a five time savers to help you provide patient care in the most efficient and caring way.

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4 Reasons Nurses Help Fight the Flu

By: Sue Zagula | On: December 12, 2017

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Flu season is here and no one knows that better than a nurse. You’re one of the first lines of defense in the fight against the flu. You may be called upon each year to administer flu shots to everyone 6 months and older.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention seasonal flu activity begins as early as October, can continue to occur as late as May, and commonly peaks in the United States between December and February. To help prevent transmission of the flu, many injections are given and with every injection comes a new person with different concerns.

Here are some reasons why nurses help fight the flu.

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6 Powerful Online Tools for Private Practices

By: Jennifer Clark | On: October 3, 2017

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A survey conducted by The Physicians Foundation found that nearly one-third of the physicians interviewed see up to 30 patients per day. If you take into account the average length of the face-to-face interaction between a physician and his or her patient in the exam room is 15 minutes, that doesn’t leave much time in the day to handle all of the other responsibilities that come with running a private practice.

The good news is there are several online tools for private practices than can help improve patient workflow and clinic efficiency while simultaneously providing a positive patient experience.

Here are six online tools clinicians should consider using.

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The Pros and Cons of Online Nursing Degree Programs

By: Jennifer Clark | On: September 27, 2017

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Are you considering furthering your education? Obtaining a bachelor’s or graduate degree can expand your earning potential and offer additional skills which can help improve the quality of care you administer.

Unfortunately, it may be difficult to find enough time to attend in-person local classes. Luckily, many colleges and universities offer online nursing degree programs.

Online nursing education offers a greater level of flexibility than on-site classes, but there are some potential drawbacks. Before you sign up for classes, you’ll want to consider these online program pros and cons.

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How to Predict and Prevent Common Medical Billing Issues

By: Bethany Nock | On: September 21, 2017

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While there’s no way to prevent 100 percent of mistakes in medical billing, healthcare organizations can still take some precautions to reduce the chances of a costly error.

In a previous article, we explored a few of the most common medical billing and coding issues. In this post, we’ll discuss how to identify potential risks of medical billing issues, how to resolve issues quickly when they do occur, and how to prevent the errors from happening again.

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