November 2010 Vol. 5 No. 11

Alcohol ranked as most harmful of 20 drugs

Members of the Independent Scientific Committee on Drug in the UK ranked alcohol as the most harmful of a list of 20 drugs, followed by heroin and crack…

Avoiding preceptor burnout

Lack of preparation and training, added responsibilities, and poor compensation can cause burnout in nurse preceptors.


Food-and Americas’ overconsumption of it-have become public health issues. We need therapy for what one expert calls our “national eating disorder.”

Do you know the schedule for vaccinating children?

Learn how to promote pediatric immunizations in your practice. Part of ANA’s Bringing Immunity to Every Community campaign. this handout stresses the importance of vaccinating children and their…

Eliminating copayments improves medication adherence

When Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina eliminated generic medication copayments and reduced copayments for brand-name medications, adherence to medications for diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and heart failure…

Environment, health & safety

In the market for new scrubs or uniforms? Before you buy, read this column to learn about the environmental implications of nursing attire.

FDA approves new drug for schizophrenia

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Latuda (lurasidone HCL) tables for the treatment of adults with schizophrenia. Read more here.

From Your ANA president and ANF Chair

By donating to the American Nurses Foundation (ANF), you can help this organization continue to fund nursing research that advances our profession and improves patients’ lives.

Headlines from the Hill

ANA recently cohosted a Senate Nursing Caucus briefing to present final results from the 2008 National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses, and participated in a healthcare reform conference…
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Issues up close

Awful day. Dealt with cranky, unreasonable pt with gross incision. Headed for *$. Gone are the “Dear Diary” days when one’s written frustrations or observations were kept under…

New lupus drug one step closer to approval

An advisory panel has recommended the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approve Benlysta; it would be the first new drug approved to treat Lupus in over 50 years.…
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Our readers respond

Concurring on “quantum” nursing I was delighted with Leah Curtin’s eloquent description of the beliefs I’ve embraced in my nursing career (“Quan­tum nursing,” September 2010). I have “preached”…

Propoxyphene taken off market

Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which makes Darvon and Darvocet, the brand versions of the prescription pain medication propoxyphene, has agreed to withdraw the medication from the U.S. market at…

RWJF launches new website

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has launched, a resource that includes the research and data behind the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Future of Nursing report recommendations.…

Who are you?

You probably have many labels—nurse, wife, mother, sister, aunt (or husband, son, father, brother, uncle), neighbor, or volunteer, for instance. But who are you—really? When the day is…

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