March 2012 Vol. 7 No. 3

Advances in blood transfusion

Ongoing research, development, and vigilance initiatives are designed to make blood components safer and more easily available.

Attitude: The power of human energy

Our thoughts, feelings, and disposition influence other people, not just because people see and read our facial expressions or body language, but because thoughts themselves are energy.

CDC releases new autism data

About 1 in 88 children in the U.S. has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to a new report from…

Environment, health, & safety

Nurses can play a key role in preventing sharps injuries by modeling good sharps safety practices and advocating for safer sharps policies.

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Headlines from the Hill

By taking part in ANA’s Lobby Day, nurses can join forces to educate elected officials on the critical issues facing nursing today.

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Issues up close

Optimal patient care requires all members of the interprofessional team to communicate and participate at their best.

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Keeping your compassion

Have you ever found yourself in the middle of your shift when you make a mistake in the care you’re…

Lack of sleep increases calorie intake

Researchers at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism 2012 conference presented a study that showed…

Magnet FAQs

If your organization has decided to embark on the Magnet journey or has already earned Magnet recognition, you might be…

March References

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Reaching escape velocity

Reaching escape velocity will allow us to control our destiny as nurses and change health care for the future.

The beat goes on: A pacemaker primer

With the growing use of cardiac pacemakers, it’s time
to refresh your knowledge of pacemaker basics. This article
describes types of pacemakers, reviews pacemaker codes, and helps you interpret pacemaker rhythm strips.

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