• Lifestyle changes may minimize ‘inflammatory cascade' associated with autoimmune disease

    3 monthes ago - By Healio

    ORLANDO - Lifestyle modifications such as exercise and an anti-inflammatory diet can improve the well-being of patients being treated for autoimmune diseases, said a presenter at the 2022 Rheumatology Nurses Society Conference.
    George E. Munoz, MD, medical director of American Arthritis and Rheumatology Associates, and chief medical officer of the Oasis Institute, in Miami, discussed how factors including lifestyle, immune balance, genetics, environmental triggers and autoimmunity can impact patients with autoimmune diseases.
    “All of these factors impact how our patients respond to
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  • Infusion therapy training ‘may be critical' for rheumatology nurses moving forward

    Infusion therapy training ‘may be critical' for rheumatology nurses moving forward

    3 monthes ago - By Healio

    ORLANDO, Fla. - Although not every nurse performs infusions, understanding infusion therapy may be critical for rheumatology nurses moving forward, according to a presenter at the 2022 Rheumatology Nurses Society Conference.
    “Be careful of the skin,” Dawn Berndt, DNP, RN, CRNI, director of publications and educational design at the Infusion Nurses Society, told attendees. “Be well-versed in vascular access and pain management.”
    Knowledge of potential infusion reactions is critical, as is infection prevention, she added.
    According to Berndt, every nurse should strive
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