January 2015 Vol. 10 No 1

Choosing the right restraint

Nurses at the bedside are experts in driving the safest, most effective patient care. In some cases, nursing assessment and…

Exercise your right to be fit!

Nearly all of us—especially nurses—know exercise is good for our physical and mental health. But incorporating it into our busy…

FDA approves device to treat obesity

On January 14, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Maestro Rechargeable System for certain obese adults, the…

FDA approves new anticlotting drug

On January 8, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the anti-clotting drug Savaysa (edoxaban tablets) to reduce the…

FDA approves new drug for psoriasis

On January 21, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Cosentyx (secukinumab) to treat adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis.…

FDA to strengthen review of AEDs

On January 28, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it will strengthen its review of automated external…

From your ANA President

As registered nurses, we adhere to policies and procedures, rules and regulations, standards and processes. But what’s central to our…

Headlines from the Hill

The 2014 midterm election last November brought a shift in power and two historical milestones. One hundred women were elected…

How to succeed as a home care nurse

Sarah, age 4, is on a mechanical ventilator after surviving a near-drowning episode. Her parents, still grieving over her accident,…

Issues up close

How often do you handle potentially hazardous drugs? What precautions do you take to protect yourself from exposure? After 4…
Patient safety

Keeping a grasp on patient safety

In any organization, keeping both patients and caregivers safe during patient mobilization is a priority. As patient advocates, nurses share…

Knowing you can make it

They were the darkest days of World War II. Ships—even those sailing far to the north, above the Arctic Circle—were…

Nursing practice and work environment

In November 2014, ANA released a new position statement that calls for stronger collaboration between registered nurses (RNs) and employers…
Hypertensive

Responding to a hypertensive crisis

Clifton Jones, an African-American male aged 59, comes to the emergency department (ED) complaining of headache and blurred vision. After…

Why quitting is hard

Kate Sheldon is the director of acute care services in a medical center that’s part of a larger system. She…

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