February 2007 Vol. 2 Num. 2

A woman’s worst enemy

Most women woefully underestimate their risk for heart disease. Although breast cancer gets more publicity, heart disease and stroke kill nearly 12 times as many American women. This article details gender-based differences in diagnosis, treatment, and prevention and discusses strategies to raise awareness of women’s cardiovascular risks.

Act fast against anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis can kill within minutes unless the victim receives immediate treatment. Calling a rapid response team to the scene can avert disaster.

Does your workplace culture need CPR?

If you suspect your workplace culture is “ill,” assessment is a crucial first step. Using an established assessment tool can help ensure more thorough data collection.

Easing the way for the electronic health record

Pressure is building to develop a national electronic health record – and the nursing profession is playing a pivotal role in developing the standards needed to support it.

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Learning to love your job

The alarm clock goes off too early, and you jump-start the day with a cup of coffee and a short…
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Letters to the Editor – February 2007

Talkin’ ’bout my generation I’m impressed with your journal. I’ve enjoyed reading many of the articles—for example, the one about…

Medical futility: A nurse’s viewpoint

Caring for a medically futile patient can be a wrenching emotional experience. Learn how to cope with the complex medical, ethical, and legal issues and help patients and families make difficult decisions.

Protecting yourself from malpractice claims

Protecting yourself from malpractice claims

As nursing practice becomes more autonomous, nurses are becoming more vulnerable to lawsuits. Learn how to avoid being sued for malpractice and what to do if you are sued.

Saving lives with continuous ST-segment monitoring

Manay dangerous ischemic events are clinically silent. Continuous ST-segment monitoring gives early warning of the silent ischemia that many other diagnostic methods fail to detect.

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Take Note – February 2007

Low-carb diets don’t affect cardiac risk Although diets low in carbohydrates and high in fats and proteins have been popular…

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