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Welcome to the Show
Welcome to this week's episode of the Nursing Show. I'm your host Jamie Davis and I'd like to welcome all of you to this week's program. Coming up this week on the show is a look at changes from CMS on authority for nurse anesthetists plus we'll be looking at a recent recommendation to screen everyone for hepatitis c and I thought it would be a great opportunity to review hepatitis for our nursing audience. That will be coming up following this week's news.
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Hepatitis Screening for Everyone! (http://news.nurse.com/article/20121129/NATIONAL02/112100011)
Medicare Codifies Nurse Anesthetist Authority (http://news.nurse.com/article/20121106/AP02/311060007)
Inpatient Bike Helmet Education Works (http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/252603.php)
Tip of the Week - Hepatitis Review for Nurses
(http://www.nursingshow.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/RATBannerV-Btn-On.jpg)This week on the tip of the week, let's look at hepatitis. We covered the story on hepatitis C screening in the earlier news segment and I think it's a perfect opportunity for a review of this and related liver diseases that cause hepatitis.
"Hepatitis" means inflammation of the liver and also refers to a group of viral infections that affect the liver . The most common types are Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B,