Improving pediatric home discharge instructions, predicting who will develop type 2 diabetes, reducing hospital-acquired infections, and we’ll talk with eye specialist Dr. Allen Ho from Wills Eye Hospital about the impact of diabetes on your patients’ eyes and vision loss. If that’s what you’re looking for, you found it. It’s the Nursing Show.

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Welcome to the Show

Good day and welcome to this week’s episode of the Nursing Show podcast for nurses, by nurses. I’m your host Jamie Davis and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for checking out the show this week. First up, in this week’s nursing news items, we will look at one of my pet peeves, cutting corners on discharge instructions for our patients, specifically pediatric patients. Why do we send parents home scratching their heads and wondering how to take care of their recovering kids?

Then in this week’s tip segment we talk about the risks for vision loss in our diabetes patients. Since nurses are the primary diabetes educators, if often falls to us to help advise patients on important health risks associated with their diabetes. We talk with Dr. Allen Ho about the importance of regular eye exams for diabetes patients to prevent vision impairment and loss. We’ll have that and more later in this episode after the news.

If you want to get back in touch with me, please drop me an email. You can send those e-mails in to NursingShow@Gmail.com. I love to hear from you and I make sure I respond back to every email that comes in. Send me links to news items you’d like me to cover, interview suggestions with you or somebody you know.

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News Links – 

Pediatric Hospital Discharge Nurse Instructions Lacking

Predicting Who Will Get Type 2 Diabetes

WHO Diabetes Resources

Reducing Hospital Acquired Infections and More

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Tip of the Week – Vision Loss Risks for Diabetes Patients

glucometer diabetesA recent survey found that less than half of adults with diabetes understand their risk for vision loss. In fact, diabetes is a leading cause of vision loss among Americans between the ages of 20 and 74. In many cases, if detected early enough, this diabetes-related vision loss can be treated.

I talked with vision care expert Dr. Allen Ho about the survey results and to talk about the importance of encouraging our patients to consider eye health along with their diabetes care with an annual examination. Dr. Ho is the director of retina research at Wills Eye Hospital. Check out this segment with Dr. Ho.

Link:

DiabetesSightRisk.com

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