June 2015 Vol. 10 No. 6

Critical Caring

Critical Caring

The importance of nursing to patient well-being is a time honored concept, but often difficult to measure. If it were…

FDA approves artificial heart valve

On June 17, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the SAPIEN 3 Transcatheter Heart Valve (THV) for patients…

New suicide prevention guidelines

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center has published, “Comprehensive Emergency Department Guide Provides U.S. Health Care Professionals with Vital Tools in…

OSHA takes new steps to protect nurses

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has released inspection guidance that targets musculoskeletal disorders related to patient or resident…

Quiz time

Which of the following statements about pregnant hemophilia carriers is correct? a. Factor VI levels tend to decrease during pregnancy.…
preventing suicide

Saving lives by preventing suicide

Family survivors of a suicide inevitably ask two questions: “Why?” and “Could it have been prevented?” For survivors, these questions…

Support surfaces algorithm

Access “An Evidence-and Consensus-Based Support Surface Algorithm,” an online, interactive algorithm from the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society that…

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