June 2012 Vol. 7 No. 6

ana nurse world

ANA pays it forward

I am an organizational junkie with no apologies. As many of you know, I started my political activism in nursing…

Quiz Time

Which of the following is an advantage of a dry-suction chest drainage system? a. Lower levels of suction pressure b.…

Readers Respond

More on civility I have rarely responded with a note to the editor, but just want to thank you for…
SWAT nursing specialty

SWAT nursing: A unique specialty

What does SWAT stand for? So Where Are They? Smart, Witty, and Talented? Smiling, Willing, Able, Technical? (more…)

When closeness breeds cruelty: Helping victims of intimate partner violence

We may not realize it, but most nurses have frequent contact with domestic abuse victims. Shame and fear of reprisal keep many victims from reporting the problem. Caregivers’ discomfort with the topic or unfamiliarity with its signs and symptoms can lead to missed opportunities to identify and help victims.

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