August 2013 Vol. 8 No. 8

Family initiated rapid response team

Rapid response isn’t just for staff. More hospitals are allowing, even encouraging, patients and their families to make the call for help.

Radiation therapy 101

More than half of cancer patients get radiation therapy. This
article gives a basic overview of this potentially life-saving treatment, discusses nursing interventions for radiation patients, and tells you what you need to know to provide education and emotional support to patients and their families.

Stranger in a strange land

These nurse educators describe the transformative learning that occurred when they taught in another country.

Study: Bloodspot test for fibromyalgia

“A bloodspot-based diagnostic test for fibromyalgia syndrome and related disorders,” published in Analyst, reports that in the pilot study, the…

Why do people lie?

Don Esco sought skilled nursing care at a Placerville, California facility for Johnnie, his wife of nearly 61 years, when…

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