Stevens-Johnson syndrome has a 15% mortality rate. For one patient, accurate assessment of this rare skin condition led to a full recovery.
November 2010 Vol. 5 No. 11
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 caregivers, parents, and siblings.
Drugs that inhibit dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) may improve glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes, reducing the risk of disease complications.
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.
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 call with Michelle Obama.
Although painful and disruptive, interstitial cystitis often can be managed with drugs, bladder instillation and other procedures, and dietary changes. Most patients also need psychosocial support or professional counseling to deal with related stress, anxiety, depression, and frustration.
Family presence can benefit hospital patients but may pose challenges for nurses. Find out how to reframe your attitude towards families, involve them in patient care, and deal with noisy, too numerous, or feuding family members.
Delirium affects 30% to 40% of hospitalized older adults but often goes unrecognized. This article discussed its pathophysiology and risk factors, assessment techniques, and preventative strategies.