The importance of patient safety awareness, by Dr. Pat Patrician

The statistics are grim. Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in this country, affecting between 200,000 and 400,000 patients annually. Patient Safety Awareness Week, established by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, serves as a dedicated time and platform to increase awareness about patient safety and to recognize the current work in this... Continue Reading →

Encouraging HIV/AIDS awareness, by Dr. Gwendolyn Childs

March 10 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a time to shed light on the impact of HIV and AIDs on women and girls. According to the CDC, more than 7,000 adult and adolescent women in the United States received a new HIV diagnosis in 2017. Of those women, 59 percent were African... Continue Reading →

Reducing the risk of accidental poisoning, by Dr. Steadman McPeters

UAB School of Nursing Assistant Professor Steadman McPeters, DNP, CPNP-AC, CRNP, RNFA is an Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and coordinator of the Pediatric Primary/Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Specialty Track. McPeters previously served on the Alabama Chapter Board of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and is treasurer for the Alabama League for Nursing.... Continue Reading →

Endometriosis Awareness Month, By April Love

March is endometriosis awareness month, a time to raise awareness of a condition affecting millions of women worldwide. In recognition of endometriosis awareness month, UAB School of Nursing Instructor April Love, MSN, RN, RNC-OB, CNE, shares her expertise on this common condition, its symptoms, treatments and future challenges. Love’s career has focused on obstetric nursing,... Continue Reading →

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