July 2012 Vol. 7 No. 7

FDA approves new COPD treatment

On July 23, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Tudorza Pressair (aclidinium bromide) for the long-term maintenance treatment…

FDA approves new weight-loss drug

On July 17, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Qsymia (phentermine and topiramate extended-release) as an addition to…

FDA recalls Alere diagnostic tests

On July 11, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the recall Alere Triage’s rapid diagnostic test system, which…
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From Your ANA President

No matter how long we’ve been in practice, we can all remember our nursing school experience. Giving our first injection,…

How to comment on government regulations

You can get directly involved in developing public health policy by submitting your comments on proposed government regulations to federal departments and agencies.

Managing end-of-life symptoms

Managing end-of-life symptoms

For patients nearing death, palliative care can enhance quality of life by easing pain and other symptoms, improving sleep, and reducing fatigue. Managing end-of-life symptoms

MedWatch: Product recalls

Recent product recalls include B. Braun Infusomat Space Infusion System, CareFusion Alaris PC Unit, Model 8015, and Dukal Benzalkonium Chloride…
Presenting yourself professionally as a nurse

Presenting yourself professionally

What do your first 12 words, your first 12 steps, and your top and bottom 12″ say about you? Find out how the “rule of 12” can help you make a good first impression.

What you can learn from failure

Editor’s note: At American Nurse Today, we believe every nurse can be a leader. Rose Sherman, founder of the Emerging RN Leader blog (www.emergingrnleader.com), contributes articles on a regular basis to help nurses achieve their leadership potential. Rachel is an experienced critical care nurse who prides herself on her

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