July 2017 Vol. 12 No. 7

A conversation with Rep. Lois Capps

Over the past several months, I’ve written extensively about the importance of nurses increasing their political advocacy to protect health care amid ongoing threats. To gain an insider perspective…
Acute cardiac tamponade

Acute cardiac tamponade

Martin Pace, a 65-year-old man, is admitted with an inferior wall ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction and receives a permanent pacemaker for sick sinus syndrome. When he returns to…

Advantages of a nursing shortage

Since the day I became a nurse, it seems there’s been a nursing shortage. No matter where you practice, everybody talks about it. Is it because we never seem…

ANA News

ANA elects board, committee members Eligible voting members at ANA’s Membership Assembly elected four members to the nine-member board of directors. Ernest James Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN, of…
promoting nursing student health

Faculty role in promoting nursing student health

How can you help future nurses build a healthy foundation? Key Takeaways – Faculty can model healthy behaviors to promote student nurse health. – Focus health and wellness…
FDA announces new plan to address nicotine consumption

FDA announces new plan to address nicotine consumption

Protecting American Families: Comprehensive Approach to Nicotine and Tobacco Remarks by Scott Gottlieb, M.D. / Commissioner of Food and Drug Administration July 28, 2017 / White Oak, MD Tobacco use…
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FDA approves new treatment for hepatitis C

On July 18, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Vosevi to treat adults with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotypes 1-6 without cirrhosis (liver disease) or…
FDA approves new treatment for hepatitis C

FDA approves new treatment for hepatitis C

August 3, 2017 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Mavyret (glecaprevir and pibrentasvir) to treat adults with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotypes 1-6 without…
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FDA clears first neonatal MRI system

On July 20, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared Embrace Neonatal MRI System, the first magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device specifically for neonatal brain and head…
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Focusing on the quadruple aim of health care

Novel approaches can improve the experiences of those who deliver care. Key Takeaways Quarterly employee engagement surveys with accompanying action plans can improve patient and employee satisfaction. Staff…

Helping Dave lose weight

Key takeways The Modified 5As framework, combined with the Transtheoretical Model (TTM), guides nurses to provide patient-centered, collaborative weight-loss counseling that promotes self-efficacy. Nurses can feel confident in…

In Brief

ANCC awards first National Healthcare Disaster Certifcation™ The new American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Healthcare Disaster Certification™ is the first interprofessional certification designed to verify the competence…

In pursuit of a good night’s rest

Good sleep quality is essential for overall health and well-being. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), via the Sleep Foundation, recommends that adults get 7 to 9…
Endometrial Cancer

Increased cadmium may increase risk of endometrial cancer

Cadmium exposure and endometrial cancer risk: A large midwestern U.S. population-based case-control study. Estrogen-mimicking chemicals, such as cadmium, may be associated with increased susceptibility to hormone-dependent cancers, though…
glucose monitoring

Insights into glucose monitoring for diabetes

Developments in testing provide better outcomes for your patients. Key Takeaways – Self-monitoring of blood glucose allows patients with diabetes to take a more active role in disease…

Is there a right to medical care?

Bridging gaps through familiarity, kindness, and acceptance To even begin to answer the question—“Is there a right to medical care?”—one must first define a “right.” Legal rights, such…
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Melanoma risk factors after kidney transplant

Melanoma risk factors for patients who have undergone kidney transplant include being older, white, and male, according to a study in JAMA Dermatology. Read more 

New tool for detecting concussion

Researchers have developed a new tool for detecting concussion, according to a study in the European Journal of Neuroscience, although more research is needed before it can be applied…
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Plant a tree

“Years ago, someone planted a tree that provides shade for us today,” said Barbara Jones Warren, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FNAP, FAAN, when asked about her commitment to mentorship…
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Possible blood test for Alzheimer’s disease

Decades before people with Alzheimer’s disease develop memory loss and confusion, their brains become dotted with plaques made of a sticky protein – called amyloid beta – that…
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Prebariatric surgery weight and outcomes

Obese patients who undergo bariatric surgery are more like to achieve a body mass index (BMI) of less than 30 one year after surgery if they have a…
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Secondary hyperparathyroidism in chronic kidney disease

Through early recognition and prompt treatment, you can help relieve patient pain and discomfort. Key Takeaways – Patients with chronic kidney disease, particularly those who have end-stage renal disease…

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