Nurse says technology, patient education go hand in hand

05/11/2009 | Citizen (Laconia, N.H.), The

As nurses around the U.S. wrap up National Nurses' Week, Edna Merrill, a nurse for 45 years, says she has seen major increases in health care technology over the years that make a nurse's job easier but also make it even more important for nurses to educate patients. The Plymouth, N.H., caregiver says patients are discharged from the hospital while still being treated for illness and injuries, so it is important that they know how to take care of themselves at home.

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