July/August 2009 Vol. 4 No. 7

dementia quiet thief nurse forgetful

Dementia: The quiet thief

The nurse’s note read, “not orientated to place and time due to dementia.” Several hours of general anesthesia for a…
cpr cardiopulmonary resuscitation

From your ANA President

As healthcare professionals, we all know CPR to mean “cardiopulmonary resuscitation,” and we have all been trained in how to…

Headlines from the Hill

Nurses need to promote ANA’s health system reform principles and recommendations.

Issues up close

Nurses improve quality of care, using the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators.

Letters to the editor

Selected References Gupta RM, Parvizi J, Hanssen AD, Gay PC. Postoperative complications in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome undergoing…

Recognizing a ruptured right bronchial artery

Selected References Cranwell-Bruce LA. Anticoagulation therapy: reinforcing patient education. Medsurg Nurs. 2007;16(1):55-58. Hirsh J. Evidence of the need of out-of-hospital…

Spotting alcohol and substance abuse

Selected References Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The guide to clinical preventive services, 2008. Recommendations of the U.S. Preventive…

Teaching patients to tame their hypertension

Selected References American Heart Association. Heart disease and stroke statistics—2008 update. Dallas, Texas: American Heart Association; 2008. Calhoun DA, Jones…

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