July 2015 Vol. 10 No. 7

ACA improves care

The first two enrollment periods under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) were associated with significantly improved trends in self-reported coverage,…
Performance

Beyond the tip of the iceberg

For decades, nurses have been attempting to demonstrate their value in promoting high-quality, patient-centered care in terms everyone understands. Florence…

FDA approves new cholesterol-lowing drug

On July 24, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Praluent (alirocumab) injection, the first cholesterol-lowering treatment approved in…

FDA approves new drug for heart failure

On July 7, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Entresto (sacubitril/valsartan) tablets for the treatment of heart failure.…
Big Data

How big data can improve health care

Heather seems agitated as she describes the upcoming conference session to colleagues. “It’s about big data. You know—so much data…
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Leadership insights

As part of its initiative to recognize nurses in board leadership roles, the American Nurses Foundation interviewed Marla Salmon, ScD,…
Preventing injuries

Preventing injuries from patient falls

While falls prevention has become standard in inpatient care, injury prevention has gotten less attention, both in research and everyday…
hyponatremia

Recognizing acute hyponatremia

Sam Johansen, age 42, is admitted to the medical-surgical unit after 3 days of acute nausea, vomiting, and watery diarrhea…
Positive

The power of the positive

Being positive in a negative situation is not naïve. It’s leadership. — Ralph S. Marston, Jr., author and publisher of The…
qualitative research

Understanding qualitative research

Research can be conducted using either quantitative or qualitative methods. The distinction is crucial. Perhaps because of today’s emphasis on…

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