While some toxins are well known and avoided at all cost others seem to slide under the radar further endangering people. Asbestos is a carcinogen that falls into the latter group. The toxin is a naturally occurring microscopic fibrous mineral that when inhaled embeds itself in the lining of the organs. The embedded asbestos then …

Chronic illness creates special healthcare problems for patients, both in the hospital and when they are discharged. These patients may require intensive education about managing their condition, the use of medical devices, taking medication and other issues that are vital to their care. The role of nurses is critical in the education and monitoring of …