February 2013 Vol. 8 No. 2

AHA launches new stroke initiative

The American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association has launched Together to End Stroke, a national initiative to bring stroke awareness…

Dangers of the 12-hour shift

Rose Sherman has a thoughtful blog on nursing’s “third rail”—the 12-hour shift. In the blog, she notes that although nurses…

Do no harm

Our editor-in-chief tackles the issue of mandatory flu vaccination.

No drugs down the drain

You can use the questions and answers below when teaching patients about proper medication disposal. Question: Why should I clean…
school nurse

Quiz Time

Which of the following are not sources of standards of care? a. Institutional policies and procedures. b. State nurse practice…
clinical research career

Readers Respond

Consider a career in clinical research Thank you so much for the Ness, et al. article “Consider a career in…

Review of handoff studies published

“The specific handoff structure for all units may be less important than having a structure for contextually based handoffs,” is…

Study: ED charges vary widely

Authors of a study published by PLoS ONE found wide variations in emergency department (ED) charges in patients who paid…

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