May 2011 Vol. 6 No. 5

A new oral anticoagulant hits the market

Pradaxa gives clinicians a new tool for preventing strokes and
blood clots in patients with atrial fibrillation. Learn how it works,
who’s eligible to receive it, and how to administer it.

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Environment, health, & safety

Challenges are motivating. When we meet and overcome challenges, we learn new skills that help us master our job. However,…

FDA restricts patient access to rosiglitazone

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has added new restrictions on how rosiglitazone-containing medicines (Avandia, Avandamet, Avandaryl): Healthcare providers…

From Your ANA President

Nurses must step up and become a primary force in reshaping the
nation’s healthcare system.

Headlines from the Hill

Congress has reintroduced the Home Health Care Planning Improvement
Act, which would allow APRNs to order home health
services under Medicare.

Issues up close

This article details how patients are affected by APRNs’ current inability
to order home health services.

Quick guide to clinical assessment findings

Does your patient have Muehrcke's lines? How do you check for
Beck’s triad? Use this handy reference guide to help detect and
interpret abnormal signs.

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Thwarting a pneumothorax

As a patient deteriorates, assessment and history findings guide
clinicians to the right diagnosis and interventions.

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Voice mail etiquette

For any professional, voice mail (VM) is no longer optional; it’s necessary. How you use VM can work for or…

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