March 2008 Vol. 3 Num. 3

ANA works to remove legal barriers to APRN practice

While advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) have been increasing in number and expanding their impact on the healthcare system, federal law continues to contain many barriers to full…

It was called medicine: Now it’s called nursing

In the beginning, there was a single entity called “medicine” and everything health care–related was medicine. Then there were wars; those practicing medicine became too busy and nurses…
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Let international travel transform you

If you want to accelerate your professional development, learn about nurses and patients in other cultures, broaden your world view, and be transformed by your work experience, international…

Letters to the Editor – March 2008

A glimpse into what matters I wanted to give you an update on Mark, the young man in my article, “The freeing force of laughter” in the August…

Pediatric lead exposure

Lead has long been known to be a toxic agent. Recently, concern has been rising regarding lead exposure in children’s toys. Although lead in paint on toys has…
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Take Note – March 2008

Updated guidelines on end-of-life care To improve the quality of palliative end-of-life care, the American College of Physicians has revised its guidelines. According to the new recommendations, clinicians…

Teaching Ostomy Care

WEB EXCLUSIVE – More information on teaching patients ostomy care.  Please download PDF for best viewing.

The voice of the consumer

This month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) begin reporting patient experience data from its Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS®) program. The first…

Troubling Imagery

Carolyn Jaramillo de Montoya, MSN, CPNP, may no longer be shocked, but she’s certainly exasperated by what she sees during well-child home visits: TVs in the rooms of…

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