June 2013 Vol. 8 No. 6

How to meet the challenge of disruptive patients

Disruptive patients can be challenging for even the most experienced nurse. Learn how identify those at high risk for disruptive behavior and strategies for defusing a person who…

MedWatch marks 20-year anniversary

One June 3, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted an article commemorating the 20th anniversary of MedWatch, which collects and reviews reports form healthcare professionals and…

Quiz Time

Which of the following is an advantage of a dry-suction chest drainage system? a. Lower levels of suction pressure b. Variable bubbling, which indicates proper functioning c. A…

Rising to the top

Our editor-in-chief highlights nurse leaders, including Marilyn Tavenner, recently appointed as the new administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Safe sharps disposal in the home

Safe sharps disposal in the home

Nurses can easily dispose of sharps in the hospital, but it’s not so easy for patients at home. Learn how you can educate patients to keep them safe…

Study: MRI may help diagnose bipolar disorder

According to a study in Psychological Medicine, MRIs may help diagnose people with bipolar disorder. The researchers correctly differentiated bipolar patients from healthy individuals with 73% accuracy based…

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