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Too many antibiotic prescriptions, universal contact precautions fail to reduce MRSA and VRE infections, bystander nurse saves life in restaurant rescue, and we’ll take a look at understanding treatment and management of rheumatoid arthritis in our special interview segment this week. If that’s what you’re looking for, you found it. It’s the Nursing Show.

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Welcome to the Show

Hand-Injury-1971371Well good day and welcome to this episode of the Nursing Show. I’m your host Jamie Davis. I’m looking forward to this week’s episode. There are two news items looking at drug resistant infections like MRSA and VRE and how they are being treated and managed in the healthcare setting. Then we have a special interview with a rheumatologist who is helping patients with rheumatoid arthritis and their caregivers understand and manage their disorders. We’ll have that coming up later in the episode after the news here on the Nursing Show.

Before that, though, I’d like you to follow up on all of the information in this episode. Take a moment to visit and click the link for Shownotes at the top of the page. It will take you right to the most recent episode. Scroll down there and find all of the previous episodes. Follow-up on the links for the news items as well as all of the additional resource links that go with the tips of the week and interview segments. All of that is there for you at Make sure you take advantage of that information.

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Study: Antibiotic prescription rate remains too high

Universal contact precautions don’t reduce combined rate of MRSA, VRE

Advocate Children’s Hospital heart nurse saves life at restaurant


Tip of the Week – Understanding Rheumatoid Arthritis Management

This week, I bring you a special segment on Rheumatoid Arthritis and some of the current treatments and methods for managing this chronic, progressive illness. Imagine wearing a suit that restricts movement in an effort to understand how millions of Americans living with diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis. These diseases affect ability to perform daily tasks as Doctor Ara Dikranian shows us. He suits up to help demonstrate how it feels to be a patient living with rheumatoid arthritis having difficulty performing daily chores and tasks. Here’s that short interview segment.

Links –

Arthritis Foundation


Rheumatoid Arthritis: MedlinePlus

Information about Rheumatoid Arthritis |


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Wrap Up


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That’s it for me. I’m your host, Jamie Davis. I’ll be back soon with more episodes from the Nursing Show, out here every Friday for you to wrap up your week. In the meantime, please remember to stay safe and stay tuned here to the Nursing Show.

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