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    Author Spotlight on Dr. Dan Weberg, PhD,RN  Disrupting the Nursing Industry

    Posted by Jennifer Scherzay on Oct 4, 2019 4:14:46 PM

    After nearly seven years as Kaiser Permanente’s National Senior Director for Nursing Innovation and Leadership, I’m joining Trusted Health as the Head of Clinical Innovation. Some people think I’m crazy for leaving a $70 billion company and one of the biggest names in healthcare to join a start-up, but, in reality, it was an easy choice. Why? The single thread running through each of the roles I have taken on has been the same: a chance to be a part of disruptive change to the nursing profession.

    The healthcare system in the United States is being completely transformed under our noses. It's hard to see day-to-day, but Amazon, Google, CVS, and Walmart are all quietly building things that will change the entire landscape of care. The problem is that legacy healthcare systems are not keeping up. Sure, more telehealth apps and wearables have been introduced, but there are very few examples of any legacy system really transforming itself. This includes legacy staffing companies. The way the healthcare industry manages its workforce is simply archaic. Healthcare professionals are burning out at an alarming rate, suicide among nurses is growing, staffing models are broken, and to top it all off… we have a nursing shortage in many states (and distribution problem across them).

    The Future of Healthcare
    There are three fundamental principles that are pulling healthcare and nursing into the future:

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    Topics: Dan Weberg, disrupt healthcare, performance improvement, transformation in healthcare, trusted health

    Expert Doug Casa Speaks About Preventing Sudden Death

    Posted by Jennifer Scherzay on Aug 26, 2019 12:09:33 PM

    The safety of athletes and the prevention of sudden death to due to heatstroke are growing concerns in sports and physical activity. Each year we see many young athletes succumb to heat stroke. Real Sports recently caught up with one of the world’s leading experts on heat stroke, Dr. Doug Casa. The message that Casa would like to convey to coaches and anyone who is charged with overseeing young people and athletics is that it is preventable emphasizing the importance of using ice tubs to save the lives of athletes suffering from heat stroke.

    All the evidence suggests that if an athlete can go in one of those ice tubs within 10 minutes, they’re going to survive the heat stroke. “ Dr. Doug Casa, author, Professor of Kinesiology at University of Connecticut and CEO of the Kory Stringer Institute.


    To learn more about preventing common causes of sudden death in sport, check out the text, Preventing Sudden Death in Sport & Physical Activity and the corresponding interactive online course. These resources examine the etiology, prevention, recognition, treatment, and return-to-play protocol of the common causes of sudden death in sport. Chapters are written by content area experts, offering a blend of clinical, scientific, and research expertise regarding each medical condition that is discussed.

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    Topics: kory stringer institute, Doug casa, Preventing sudden death, Real Sports

    University of Illinois Uses Navigate and Blackboard Learn to Enhance Student Learning

    Posted by Jennifer Scherzay on Jul 1, 2019 10:26:10 PM

    University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Applied Health Sciences brings state-of-the-art learning to today’s students with Jones & Bartlett Learning and Blackboard

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    Topics: Blackboard, Navigate 2, Online Learning, online learning solutions

    Hear What Instructors Are Saying About  Krasner's Microbial Challenge: A Public Health Perspective, Now in a New Fourth Edition

    Posted by Lindsay White on Apr 19, 2019 11:19:44 AM

    What Instructors are Saying...

    “[The Microbial Challenge] is perfect for community/public health majors. I like how the author has linked in comparisons that the students can relate to, and how everyday items/activities have been used to build greater understanding of materials…The key strength of the book, for my class, is that a non-biology major can learn epidemiology concepts successfully. In today’s world of prevention this book is well structured and written.

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    Topics: Biological Science, microbiology, Reviews

    Author, Daniel L. Hartl, PhD Awarded Genetics Society of America 2019 Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal

    Posted by Lindsay White on Apr 5, 2019 1:15:32 PM

    Congratulations to Jones & Bartlett Learning Author and Higgins Professor of Biology at Harvard University, Dr. Daniel L. Hartl for the esteemed honor of being awarded the Genetics Society of America (GSA) 2019 Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal!

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    Topics: Biological Science, Author, Awards, Genetics

    SHAPE America Partnership Announcement

    Posted by Jennifer Scherzay on Mar 19, 2019 10:30:43 AM

    We’re thrilled to announce a new partnership with SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators. This multi-year publishing partnership will enhance the goal of providing advanced professional practice and promote research related to health education, physical education, physical activity, dance education, coaching and sport.

    SHAPE America is a national nonprofit organization that represents 200,000+ health and physical education professionals and provides the leadership, professional development and advocacy that support health and physical educators at every level.

     

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    American Public University System is Transforming Online Adult Education with New Adaptive e-learning Platform

    Posted by Jennifer Scherzay on Mar 6, 2019 10:01:56 AM

    Just-in-Time Learning

    American Public University System (APUS) is one of the largest providers of online higher education worldwide since being founded in 1991. Under the direction of Dr. Karen Srba, VP Academic & Instructional Technology, the school has taken a student-first technology approach to how they retain their students and make them successful in their education journey. Srba and her team have adopted a rigorous adaptive technology platform featuring machine learning to create a student-centered experience.

    The platform allows APUS to scaffold the student and their learning. This means that the learning is very personalized, using the evaluation of a student’s performance to assess their strengths and weaknesses. The platform offers students just-in-time learning by triggering them to learn or recall a skill or piece of knowledge to complete the lesson.  

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    Watch Dr. Daniel L. Hartl, Higgins Professor of Biology at Harvard University, Discuss New Edition of Essential Genetics and Genomics

    Posted by Lindsay White on Feb 23, 2019 3:40:11 PM

    We recently sat down with Dr. Hartl at his Harvard University office to discuss his latest textbook, Essential Genetics and Genomics, Seventh Edition. At the end of a long hallway with working research laboratories on either side is Dan's comfortable corner office. Surrounded by DNA models and floor-to-ceiling shelves packed with genetics textbooks and other biological science references, he explained to us why he wrote the textbook.

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    Topics: Biological Science, New Edition, Science, Authors

    New Edition of Statistics in Criminology and Criminal Justice Clarifies Subject with Learn-By-Doing Approach

    Posted by Lindsay White on Feb 22, 2019 12:48:49 PM

    Statistics. Clarified.

    It’s critical for students to learn how to collect and analyze social science data to understand the nature of crime and theories of why crime occurs. Statistics in Criminology and Criminal Justice: Analysis and Interpretation does just that. It teaches how to collect, organize, record, analyze, interpret, and apply statistical information to prepare students for their careers or graduate study.

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    Topics: New Edition, Criminal Justice, criminology, Navigate Companion Website, Authors

    Diagnosing a Nasal Emission with Author Ann W. Kummer

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Jan 14, 2019 1:37:06 PM

    We recently asked Ann W. Kummer, author of Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Conditions: A Comprehensive Guide to Clinical Management, Fourth Edition, for her expertise in diagnosing a nasal emission. 

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    Topics: Communication Sciences and Disorders, SLP

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