nursing

Today’s Nurses Take Studies to Patients

While in nursing school, I knew I’d be helping others throughout my career, but I never imagined my work could potentially impact and improve the quality of life for so many patients.

I am part of a team that manages home health nurse ─ also called field nurse ─ visits for clinical studies. While the majority of studies still require patients to travel to study sites for lab draws and therapy administration, many pharmaceutical sponsors are recognizing the benefits of engaging home health nurses.

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Autoimmune Awareness: One Condition, Many Diseases

Approximately 50 million Americans, or one in five people, have an autoimmune disease. In these patients, the immune system attacks healthy cells by mistake. These diseases, more than 130 known at this time, can affect many parts of the body, including the joints, skin, kidneys, heart, lungs, blood vessels, and brain.1  Examples of autoimmune diseases include: diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis and psoriasis.

In recognition of National Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month, we asked two of UBC’s registered nurses, specializing in autoimmune diseases, to talk about their roles and the care they provide patients affected by autoimmune diseases.

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Case Study: The Secret Ingredient for Improved Outcomes

Reimbursement challenges can cause lengthy delays in therapy initiation for patients with life-threating diseases. However, improving outcomes is more than just overcoming barriers to access. Many patients, already at an increased stress level because of the seriousness of their disease, may experience increased anxiety when beginning a new treatment regimen, leading to a decrease in adherence.

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Meeting the Unique Needs of Psoriasis Patients

Psoriasis affects more than 100 million people worldwide according to the World Health Organization. The number of triggers and associated comorbidities make this immune disorder difficult for patients to manage. As part of Psoriasis Awareness Month, we’re highlighting how UBC’s experts are helping advance treatment options while also focusing on the needs of individual patients.

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Free Webinar: Enhancing Patient Engagement – How to Maximize Nursing & Adherence Solutions

Patient-centric medicine is not a passing fad. New technology trends, healthcare laws, and diverse therapeutic options are converging to provide patients even more opportunities to be proactively engaged in their health journeys.

UBC’s patient engagement experts will share tools that allow for understanding and addressing patients’ needs and concerns in a free webinar on Thursday, November 20th at 3 p.m. EST.

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Integrated Nursing Services Provide 360° Patient Support

From the moment a patient is prescribed a new therapy, a positive start and continuity of care are crucial. Providing patients with nursing support through their entire journey can ease the stress of beginning a life-changing therapy and offer educational opportunities that ultimately empower patients and increase adherence. One of our integrated nursing programs recently earned this comment from the client: "UBC has great staff, great leaders, and provides a model for other vendors. They demonstrated a level of reporting performance that is above and beyond the expectations and abilities of other vendors."

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