January 2012 Vol. 7 No. 1

NEJM study assess BMD retesting

A study in the Jan. 19 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) found that in older, postmenopausal women with normal bone mineral density testing or…

A quantum life

Quantum theory explains how you create your life through what you choose to think, then intend and, ultimately, do.

An encouraging word

Has a compliment ever made your day? Perhaps it was just what you needed to hear to raise your self-confidence a notch or to encourage you in your…

Break the bullying cycle

Commonplace in nursing, bullying jeopardizes nurse retention, staff morale, and patient safety. This article explores ways to banish bullying and create a healthier work environment.

Environment, health, & safety

Find out how to improve your odds of staying safe on the job. This content is for Digital Access and Print Plus subscribers only.Get Digital Access for just…

From Your ANA President

President, American Nurses AssociationResearch shows that Magnet® designation makes a difference in the lives of nurses and patients This content is for Digital Access and Print Plus subscribers…

Headlines from the Hill

CMS has proposed major changes to the rule for Medical Conditions of Participation, which can significantly affect nursing practice. This content is for Digital Access and Print Plus…
Is it Addison’s disease or Cushing syndrome?

Is it Addison’s disease or Cushing syndrome?

Both of these complex endocrine disorders involve the adrenal glands and cause abnormal cortisol levels. Based on physical and laboratory findings, could you determine which one your patient…

Issues up close

ANA is taking steps to ensure that nurses are recognized for their care-coordination activities. This content is for Digital Access and Print Plus subscribers only.Get Digital Access for…

Make your nursing care malpractice-proof

Being sued for malpractice isn’t on any nurse’s "bucket list." Understanding the elements of malpractice and the six categories of claims against nurses can help you avoid it.

Number of deaths after surgery declines

The number of inpatient deaths occurring within 30 days of surgery declined from 1996 to 2006 despite an increase in surgical volume according to a study in the…

Our Readers Respond

November cover not inclusive enough I cannot say enough good things about the article “Trust and betrayal in the workplace” (November 2011). The content was well supported by…

Reducing catheter-associated urinary tract infections

Infections related to urinary catheters are the most common type of healthcare-acquired infection. The author describes his pilot study of an evidence-based intervention to reduce these infections.

Study of nurses with disabilities seeks participants

Leslie Neal-Boylan, PhD, RN, professor of nursing at Southern Connecticut State University, is conducting a study of registered nurses with permanent physical and/or sensory disabilities. The study’s purpose…

When it’s my time to die

Failing to make our end-of-life wishes known to others can deny us and our loved ones important choices.

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