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Diabetes mellitus is a group of physiological dysfunctions characterized by hyperglycemia resulting directly from insulin resistance, inadequate insulin secretion, or excessive glucagon secretion. Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disorder leading to the destruction of pancreatic beta-cells. Type 2 diabetes (T2D), which is much more common, is(More)
In support of the community-based education philosophy, nursing faculty at a small health careers college in the midwestern United States incorporated a service-learning experience involving Sudanese refugee families and Latino community members into its accelerated community-based nursing program (ACE) curriculum. The purpose of the service-learning(More)
Genitourinary trauma is a common finding in the patient with multi-trauma, and includes injuries to the kidneys, bladder, ureters, urethra, penis, and scrotum. This article describes the care of the patient with genitourinary trauma focusing on assessments, diagnostic testing, and patient care. Nurses working with trauma patients need to monitor these(More)
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) have reached epidemic numbers in this country and represent considerable costs to the health care system. Nurses, who see clients in a variety of acute and community settings, have a unique opportunity to discuss STDs and their prevention. However, nurses must retain knowledge that is up-to-date on each of these(More)
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