June 2011 Vol. 6 No. 6

ANA comments on ACOs

In the political realm, there is intense debate on how to cut costs in the Medicare program without sacrificing services or care to beneficiaries. An interesting note that…

Evidence-based interventions for dyspnea

Editor’s note: One of a series of articles on managing cancer-related symptoms from the Oncology Nursing Society. Dyspnea is “a subjective experience of breathing discomfort that consists of…

Exercise reduces silent brain infarctions

Moderate to heavy physical activity is associated with a lower risk of silent brain infarctions in older adults according to a study published online by Neurology. Read more.

FDA proposes new policy for some devices

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed a new policy that reduces  premarket notification requirements related to devices that have had their safety and efficacy well…

FDA releases draft guideline related to nanotechnology

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released “Considering Whether an FDA-Regulated Product Involves the Application of Nanotechnology,” a draft guidance document available for comment. The goal is…
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From our readers…Developing professional PRIDE

Creating a professional development program at our hospital began with the house-wide partnership (practice) council chartering a task force of front-line staff to design a program as a…
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From our readers…The nature of grief

A wise person once said, “Grief is not a disease or pathology to be cured. Grief is the tangible evidence that we’ve cared and loved someone.” The author…
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Jo Eleanor Elliott: A legacy of courage

“Helmets down, lances up, full speed ahead.” Those were the parting words of inspiration Eleanor Elliott gave to colleagues last year when the National League for Nursing honored…

Peripheral neuropathy gene identified

A study in the Annals of Neurology found that 28.6% of patients with peripheral neuropathy had a mutation in the same gene (SCN9A). Read more.

Today’s Traveler: Pack your bag!

As a traveling nurse in the operating room since 1997, I have gained more knowledge and experienced a variety of cases I would not have experienced if I…

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