December 2015 Vol. 10 No. 12

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America needs a culture change

My name is Chad Allen and I am a psychiatric nurse who works with the geriatric population. As a psychiatric…
Aphasia

Aphasia: When speaking is hard

Imagine you are talking, and then suddenly you can’t. Your ability to communicate has paused. Over time, or in an…
influence

Boosting your influence

Jessie was excited to be appointed as chair of the professional practice council in her hospital. She envisioned being able…
Dress code

Dress codes matter!

October’s article “What works: Implementing an evidence-based nursing dress code to enhance professional image” (http://goo.gl/z0frxu) got me thinking about dress…

Drug therapy effective in hepatitis C

A once daily drug combination of sofosbuvir-velpatasvir for 12 weeks resulted in sustained eradication of several genotypes of the hepatitis…

FDA approves new drug for gout

On Dec. 22, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Zurampic (lesinurad) to treat high levels of uric acid…

FDA approves new drug for PAH

On Dec. 22, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Uptravi (selexipag) tablets to treat adults with pulmonary arterial…

FDA approves new drugs

· On Dec. 8, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved: · Vonvendi, von Willebrand factor (Recombinant), for use…

FDA approves new drugs

·On Dec. 16, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Basaglar (insulin glargine injection), a long-acting human insulin analog…

FDA changes blood donation policy

On Dec. 21, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) changed its recommendation that men who have sex with men be…

Quiz time – December 2015

Which of the following patients is likely to be the most sensitive to insulin? a. A 65-year-old man with sepsis…
Secondary stroke

Secondary prevention of stroke

Every 40 seconds, a stroke occurs in the United States. This translates to approximately 795,000 strokes annually; of these, about…
palliative sedation

The cause of death

The other day I was watching The Murdoch Mysteries, a television show. Set at the turn of the 20th Century,…

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