March 2016 Vol. 11 No. 3

Caring for patients with lumbar drains

A LUMBAR DRAIN is a small, flexible tube placed in the arachnoid space to drain cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Indications for lumbar drains…

CDC issues Zika-preparedness guide

On March 9, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released “Zika virus risk-based preparedness and response guidance for…

FDA expands use of Xalkori

On March 11, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Xalkori (crizotinib) to treat people with metastatic non-small cell lung…

Gaining confidence in public speaking

EVA, a professional practice coordinator, and her team of clinical educators are thrilled to learn that their abstract on an iLead in…

How to succeed at floating

If you’ve ever floated,  you know the experience can be challenging at times. Wherever you work, you may sometimes feel you don’t…

How you can avoid laboratory errors

YOU MIGHT be wondering: Since when do nurses make laboratory errors? Actually, we make them fairly often—typically by using improper technique when collecting and handling…
policy development

Power for positive change

ONE OF THE GREATEST THREATS to nursing is not being involved in decisions about policies affecting the profession and patients. Advocacy is a…

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