School Nurse’s Guide to Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease (HFMD)

I’m gonna tell you a story...it may gross non-nurses out...but I am going to tell it nonetheless. A few years ago, while working as the ADON at a nursing facility, we had a case of Clostridium difficile (klos-TRID-e-um dif-uh-SEEL), often called C. difficile or C. diff. This “young lady,” who having grown up with parents who struggled through the Great

Ringworm at School – The Fungus Among Us

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You ever get an itch? Sure you do; we all itch once in a while. The challenge is: Can you get through this article without scratching...nope...you’re already noticing an itchy spot, right?It's not a parasite, it's a fungus! Okay...that video was way out of line...well...maybe not "way out." Anyway...Let’s talk a quick bit about ringworm, or tinea, to be more