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  • Timing is Everything: Biological Clocks in Healthcare (Live Webcast)

    Thursday, February 15, 2018

    12 Noon - 1:15 p.m. EST

    1601 Cherry Street, Room 1043
    Philadelphia, PA 19102
    & via Live Webcast

    This session will present how biological clocks - and more specifically, circadian rhythms - play a critical role in the healthcare cycle. In terms of health and wellbeing, disruption of circadian rhythms can lead to gastrointestinal complaints, cardiovascular issues, cognitive loss, immune dysfunction, reproductive issues and cancer. In terms of detection, taking circadian rhythms into account can increase the sensitivity of clinical tests and is vital in the early detection of disease and disorder. In terms of treatment, every aspect of human physiology cycles across the 24 hour day, meaning that almost every pharmaceutical agent, environmental variable, such as x-rays, and/or treatment will vary in terms of both efficacy and side effects across the day/night cycle. Life is rhythmic and to truly adhere to the Hippocratic Oath and ‘do no harm’, healthcare delivery must be rhythmic as well.

    Nursing Contact Hours: 1.0

    Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions, Division of Continuing Nursing Education, is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. DREXEL also has provider status with California BRN: Provider #CEP13661.

    You must register in advance - Registration Deadline is February 13th at 12:00 p.m. EST

    Register Today!