U.S. News & World Report Ranks Nurse Practitioner as No. 2 Best Job


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Nurse Practitioner
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Since 2015, Seana Rutherford has served as a certified nurse practitioner with Premier Physicians in Fairview Park, Ohio, where she provides many services to patients, including diagnosis, follow-up, and medicine prescription. In conjunction with her career, Seana Rutherford belongs to the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

According to U.S. News and World Report, the job of nurse practitioner is one of the best professions in the country. In its most recent list, nurse practitioner ranked number two overall, just behind dentist, as the best jobs on the list. Nurse practitioners join physician assistants, pediatricians, OBGYNs, physical therapists, and many other health care professionals that ranked in the top 20.

Since debuting on the list in 2014, nurse practitioner has stayed near the top of the list. American Association of Nurse Practitioners president Cindy Cooke NP, FNP-C, FAANP, expressed pride that the job is once again considered one of the best ones to have in the United States. She also extolled the unprecedented opportunity the career offers, with health care services an increasingly in-demand field.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cleveland Soon to Roll Out Bigs in Blue


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An experienced nurse practitioner, Seana Rutherford works in family practice at Premier Physicians, a clinic based in Fairview Park, Ohio. Outside of her work life, Seana Rutherford supports local nonprofit groups such as Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cleveland.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cleveland offers a number of community programs aimed at raising the quality of life of local children through mentorship. One such program is Bigs in Blue, which pairs members of local law enforcement with area youth to help build better relationships between the police and the community, as well as educate law enforcement about the issues that these youth face on a daily basis.

Part of a broader initiative by Big Sisters Big Brothers of America (BBBSA), the program will soon roll out in the Cleveland area. BBBSA’s president and the former mayor of Tampa, Florida, Pam Iorio explains the significance of the program, saying that she saw how important police mentorship can be when observing similar efforts in the Tampa area. Bigs in Blue aims to serve as the first nationwide program to emulate that model.

At-Home and Professional Treatment of Open Wounds

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In 2012, Seana Rutherford received her bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Akron and went on to earn a master’s degree in nursing from Ursuline College in 2015. Since then, she has served as a certified nurse practitioner at Premier Physicians in Fairview Park, Ohio. In addition to general primary and preventative care, Seana Rutherford is a certified wound specialist experienced in providing wound care.

Most people will probably experience an open wound at least once during their lifetimes. Open wounds can range from superficial abrasions, which are minor scrapes to the top layer of the skin, to the most severe avulsions, which involve chunks of skin and tissue being torn away from the body. Incisions, punctures, and lacerations also fall within the two extremes and may generally be distinguished by the shape, depth, and cause of the wound.

Abrasions and minor wounds can usually be treated without consulting a professional. After washing and disinfecting the wound, pressure and elevation should be used to help control bleeding. If necessary, the wound should be wrapped in a sterile bandage and kept dry.

Other wounds may require more professional treatment. A specialist should be consulted if the wound is more than half an inch deep, if the wound bleeds for more than 20 minutes or the bleeding does not stop when pressure is applied, or if the wound results from a severe accident. A specialist should also be consulted if the wound shows signs of infection, such as thick pus, a foul odor, or increased drainage.

Wound care specialists can provide focused treatment to help heal wounds and prevent infection. Through debridement, specialists remove necrotic tissue, promoting the creation of healthy tissue and reducing the risk of infection. Additional care for nonhealing wounds may include hyperbaric oxygen treatments, specialized dressings, topical agents, and medicine to facilitate the healing process.