Academic journal article Nursing and Health Care Perspectives

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Academic journal article Nursing and Health Care Perspectives

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EPILEPSY CARE OVERSEAS

The Epilepsy Foundation is seeking applicants for its newly established Dreifuss International Travel Program for health care professionals in the United States and abroad. Participants are required to design an individual program that emphasizes sharing of expertise and training in clinical care and research of the epilepsies. For information and application materials, call 301/459-3700 or visit www.epilepsyfoundation.org.This program is supported by Elan Pharmaceuticals Corp.

Weight Control

Information about weight control and exercise is available in a series of pamphlets fact sheets, and videos from the Weight Control Information Network, a service of the National Institutes of Health. For a list of publications, call 877/946-4627, or visit www.niddk.nih.gov/health/nutrit/nutrit.htm.

Needlestick Protection

The University of Vermont has produced a 30-minute professional health care training video designed to provide a foundation for a safe needle program. It includes an overview of technologies that make the use of needles safer, along with an analysis of trends and a discussion of surveillance and tracking systems. Call 802/656-3891 or e-mail professional@ced.uvm.edu.

ON THE WEB

http://nursing.medscape.com Medscape Nursing

This site offers nurses continuing education credits at no cost in a wide variety of subject areas. Credits may be tracked electronically and, in many cases, certificates will be mailed electronically as well. The site also offers daily news updates, conference reports, and an Ask the Experts service.

www.JewishHome.org Caregiver Website

This website for caregivers offers information and advice on health issues such as Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, urinary incontinence, depression, and adult day care. …

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