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Reducing Risk of Central Line-Associated Blood Infection

Central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) is an insidious and ubiquitous issue in healthcare settings.

School Nurse (School Nursing) Career Guide

Considering a career in school nursing? Here's what you need to know:

Enterobiasis

Enterobiasis (also called pinworm, seatworm, or threadworm infection) is a benign intestinal disease caused by the nematode Enterobius vermicularis. It is the most prevalent helminthic infection in the United States. 

Tracheoesophageal Atresia

Esophageal atresia refers to a congenitally interrupted esophagus.

Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is defined as isolated thrombocytopenia with normal bone marrow and in the absence of other causes of thrombocytopenia.

Hirschsprung Disease (Aganglionic Megacolon)

Congenital aganglionic megacolon, also called Hirschsprung disease, is characterized by persistent constipation resulting from partial or complete intestinal obstruction of mechanical origin.

Hydrocele

Hydrocele is a collection of peritoneal fluid that accumulates in the scrotum through a small passage called the processus vaginalis.

Phenylketonuria

Phenylketonuria (PKU), less commonly known as phenylalanine hydroxylase deficiency, is the most common inborn error of amino acid metabolism.

Respiratory Syncytial Virus

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes infections of the lungs and respiratory tract. Infection with respiratory syncytial virus which manifests primarily as bronchiolitis or viral pneumonia, is the leading cause of lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) in infants and young children.

Pyloric Stenosis

Pyloric stenosis, also known as infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (IHPS), is the most common cause of intestinal obstruction in infancy.

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