August 2008 Vol. 3 No. 8

ANA endorses Kid Safe Chemicals Act

Acting on a directive from the 2006 House of Delegates, ANA has endorsed the Kid Safe Chemicals Act. The bill would ensure for the first time that all…

Finance: It’s not a dirty word

Your chief nursing officer stops you in the hall. To your surprise, she asks, “Jen, why don’t you apply for that charge nurse position that’s opening up on…

Letters to the Editor – August 2008

Nursing pins, nursing pride   I read the letter “Nursing school pin: Not for sale at any price” in your June issue with great interest. Like Theresa Stephany, I…

Perioperative nurses: Keeping surgical patients safe

Perioperative nurses work on the front line caring for patients undergoing operative and other invasive procedures. They collaborate with patients, families, and members of the surgical team in…

Putting a stop to postop nausea and vomiting

GI distress after surgery is a scary prospect for patients, and an all-too-common reality. But it isn’t inevitable. Learn how to minimize your patients’ risk and relieve their…

References – August 2008

ANT, August 2008 All references Environment, health, and safety Bartel P, Offermeier W, Smith F, Becker, P. Attention and working memory in resident anaesthetists after night duty: group…
flame nurse condolence

Silence and Solace

“We think she’s gone,” he said. It was 6:20 p.m. I was walking down the hall on the med-surg unit, and turned to face a middle-aged man with…

Take Note – August 2008

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The Maslow effect: A humanist legacy for nursing

The Maslow effect: A humanist legacy for nursing

In the late 1960s, psychologist Abraham Maslow was moved by the kindness of the nurses and nursing students he encountered when hospitalized for heart disease. Curious about why…

What HIT means to healthcare professionals

When it comes to health information technology (HIT), every nurses has a stake in—and a piece of—the action. Let’s figure out how to make HIT work for, not…

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