February 2015 Vol. 10 No. 2

FDA approves first generic version of Nexium

On January 26, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first generic version of Nexium (esomeprazole magnesium delayed-release capsules) to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in…

FDA approves Lucentis to treat diabetic retinopathy

On February 6, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded the approved use for Lucentis (ranibizumab injection) 0.3 mg to treat diabetic retinopathy in patients with diabetic…

FDA approves new drug for thyroid cancer

On February 13, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Lenvima (lenvatinib) to treat patients with progressive, differentiated thyroid cancer whose disease progressed despite receiving radioactive iodine…

FDA approves tissue adhesive for internal use

On February 4, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved TissuGlu, the first tissue adhesive approved for internal use. TissuGlu is a urethane-based adhesive that a surgeon…

Future forward: I am data

It’s always exciting to see nursing and nursing practice on the national stage at events like the ANA 2015 Quality Conference earlier this month. Conference theme makers got…

Huddle up for patient safety

You have received report on your patients and are starting your shift on a busy medical-surgical unit. To help control your workflow and manage your time more effectively,…

New sleep recommendations

A panel convened by the National Sleep Foundation has issued recommendations for sleep based on age. The recommendation for young adults and adults is 7 to 9 hours…
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Nursing ethics for the 21st century

In August 2014, ANA participated as a strategic partner with 50 nursing leaders who came together in Baltimore for a summit meeting on Nursing Ethics for the 21st…

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Which statement about purulent secretions is correct? a. They can be identified by color. b. They are determined by Gram stain. c. They contain two to four neutrophils.…

Resting not regretting

“We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.” — William Shakespeare As informal mentors, coaches, and preceptors to…

Was this error, fraud—or deliberate retaliation?

Nurse Jennifer Robbins* was fired—just like that—and after many years of excellent performance reviews. Why? Allegedly she falsified patient records when she failed to execute a physician’s order…

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