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

Do not spray in eyes. Over spraying may cause frostbite. Freezing may alter skin pigmentation. Use caution when using product on 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. Consult your pediatrician when using on children 4 years old and younger.

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. Published clinical trial results support the use in children three years of age and older.

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Nurse Safety and Wellbeing: 4 Tips for a Healthier Workplace

By: Bethany Nock | On: May 21, 2019


Firefighters, police officers, construction workers — most people aren’t shocked to learn these roles are among the most dangerous professions. But what about nursing?

While many health care professionals face severe and even life-threatening workplace hazards regularly — this is especially true for nurses. RNs have some of the highest illness and injury rates in the healthcare and social assistance sector, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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By: Bethany Nock | On: June 20, 2017


Anyone who has worked in a professional setting can tell you how important organizational culture can be. According to Forbes, “organizational culture is the collective result of how people on the team think and behave, their shared values and how they react to internal and external stimuli”. A cultural shift may be necessary when leadership is trying to implement change, such as increasing productivity or cutting costs.

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How Nurse Practitioners Can Fill the Gap in Primary Care

By: Jennifer Clark | On: February 8, 2017


The demand for primary care is increasing, largely due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which granted healthcare access to many who were previously uninsured or underinsured.

A study conducted by Association of American Medical Colleges projected the demand for physicians to increase by 11 percent to 17 percent between 2013 and 2025. While demand for this type of care is increasing, the current trend shows a shortage of primary care physicians.

What can private practices do to ensure they can continue to meet the needs of their patients? One way is to tap into the skills of nurse practitioners to help fill in these gaps.

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners reports that there are more than 222,000 nurse practitioners (NP) licensed in the U.S. NPs are considered advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) which allows them to assess patients, make diagnoses and prescribe medication, with or without physician oversight dependent on location.

This article will explore the benefits these clinicians can bring to your practice and how they can help you meet the growing demand for care.

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5 Ways Nurse Leaders Can Improve Team Cooperation

By: Julianne Filion | On: September 22, 2015


Whether you’re brand new to your role or a seasoned pro, every leadership position comes with its share of challenges. Although improving management skills and team collaboration is important for leaders in any industry, for nurse leaders it can impact whether or not your hospital receives full Medicare reimbursement or your private practice maintains maximum efficiency.

At the end of the day, it’s up to you to ensure your team is working together to produce the best results for your institution, offering the best nursing care to each and every patient and experiencing job satisfaction. Consider the following five tips nurse leaders can use to improve team cooperation:

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