The U.S. Food and Drug Administration notified healthcare professionals that several lots of XenMatrix Surgical Graft have been recalled because of elevated endotoxin levels. Read more at http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm245720.htm.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Horizant Extended Release Tablets (gabapentin enacarbil) as a daily treatment for moderate-to-severe restless legs syndrome (RLS). Read more at http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm250188.htm.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Yervoy (ipilimumab) for the treatment of patients with metastatic melanoma. Read more at http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm1193237.htm.
ANA’s House of Delegates recently approved a resolution supporting health care for all. The author examines the social, economic, and political ramifications of undocumented immigrants’ lack of access…
Multiple factors make the elderly susceptible to dysphagia. The author reviews multidisciplinary management approaches and offers a checklist of simple nursing actions to promote assessment and management.
Five years after having acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), survivors still had not recovered to normal physical function, and many other physical and psychological problems persisted or developed…
According to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine, RN staffing that falls below targeted levels was associated with increased mortality. Read more at http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMsa1001025.
The author’s study found that when implemented together as a bundle, three autonomous nursing interventions can dramatically lower ventilatorassociated pneumonia rates in mechanically ventilated patients.
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