February 2010 Vol. 5 No. 2

Be a myth-buster: Stop the misconceptions about fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia produces many symptoms but no signs, so some clinicians dismiss it as a wastebasket diagnosis. But the pain is very real, and patients with fibromyalgia need you to understand their pain – and try to relieve it.

Calculating I.V. drip rates with confidence

Do you sometimes have trouble remembering the equation you learned for calculating I.V. drip rates? This article presents a simplified equation that can make calculations quicker and easier – whether the medication order is written for mcg/kg/minute, mcg/minute, or mg/minute.

Drugs and Devices Today

2/11/10 Recall of AEDs On February 3, Cardiac Science Corporation issued a recall for about 12,200 automated external defibrillators because…

Ethics for nurses in everyday practice

In recent years, most of the world’s people have celebrated their diversity: different races and languages, religions and cultures, and…
Examing nurse comfort eating

Examining nurse comfort eating

Many years ago I found myself standing in the frozen food section flirting with the prospect of buying a mouth-watering…
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From our readers…The Dance

Linda Harrington, RNC, works in Labor and Delivery at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Mission Hills, CA. Below she comments…

Note from the Publisher

Dear Reader: Welcome to the debut issue of American Nurse Today. . .ONLINE! YOU have spoken and we are responding!…
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Plan a career, not just a job

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where…

Take Note

2/11/10 Three steps to lower childhood obesity Preschool children who do one or more of the following have a lower…
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The many merits of mentoring

Have you ever felt unsure about your next career step or just needed advice from a more seasoned professional? Natalie…

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