August 2010 Vol. 5 No. 8

‘Tis the season…to immunize

For many nurses, August is a whirlwind of back-to-school activity. And it’s not just the crunch of shopping for school…

A little humor please

Laughter is a way of dealing with life’s stressors. Learning how to use humor to enrich our personal and professional…
confrontation talking conversation

Choosing the right conversation

It’s 7:10 A.M. Maggie, the night-shift charge nurse, is waiting to give report to Julie, the charge nurse on the…

Engage Introducer recalled

On Aug. 13, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the recall of 6 French Engage Introducers manufactured between…
crib iron bedside nurse care

From our readers…At the Bedside

As my parents were approaching the age of downsizing their earthly possessions, I became the recipient of the generational family…

Herbal facts, herbal fallacies

Your sister-in-law gets frequent migraines and wants to try a “natural” therapy to help prevent them. A preoperative patient tells…

New vial labeling standards released

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention has announced new standardized labeling requirements for injectable medication vials. Manufacturers can only put cautionary statements…

Risks pf BSGI and PEM studies

According to a study in Radiology, a single breast-specific gamma imaging (BSGI) or positron emission mammography (PEM) test is “associated…

Skin Tear Survey

Skin tears are acute wounds resulting from trauma to the skin. The appropriate care of the patient with a skin…

Stranger than we can think

“When the unthinkable becomes thinkable, it moves rapidly from the realms of impossibility to probability.” Carolina Louise Zurlage, 1993 If…

Teen suffer hearing losing

A study in the Aug. 18 issue of JAMA found the prevalence of slight hearing loss in teens from 12…

The high cost of medical errors

According to “The Economic Measurement of Medical Errors,” medical errors cost the US $19.5 billion in 2008. Read more here.

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