December 2013 Vol. 8 No. 12

Blood pressure management guideline released

JAMA has published “2014 Evidence-Based Guideline for the Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults: Report From the Panel Members Appointed to the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC…

BSN, MSN graduates more likely to land jobs

According to new data from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, graduates of entry-level baccalaureate (BSN) and master’s nursing programs are much more likely to have job…

FDA approves medical device for epilepsy

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a device to help reduce the frequency of seizures in epilepsy patients who have not responded well to medications.…

FDA issues safety communication for HeartStart AEDs

On Nov. 25, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety communication stating that certain HeartStart automated external defibrillator (AED) devices made by Philips Medical Systems,…

Leading at the bedside and beyond

A typical definition for a leader is one who has the ability to influence. Florence Nightingale, Abraham Lincoln, and Martin Luther King readily come to mind for their…

Quiz time

Which sedation strategy for ICU patients on mechanical ventilation can help mitigate post-intensive care syndrome? a. Keep the patient heavily sedated. b. Use the lightest level of sedation…

Study: Distracted driving more lethal

According to a recent study, from 2005 to 2010, the national number of pedestrians struck and killed by distracted drivers increased from 344 to 500, an almost 50%…
UTIs

Study: Insomnia may increase mortality

A study in Circulation reports that some insomnia symptoms (difficulty initiating asleep and nonrestorative sleep) are associated with a modestly higher risk of mortality. Read more.

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