November 2015 Vol. 10 No. 11

Balancing

Balancing the wheels of life

Have you ever ridden a bicycle with a wobbly wheel? The ride isn’t smooth, and you notice every bump in…
Moral space

Creating moral space for nurses

Some years ago, I was caring for a 67-year-old wom­an dying of leukemia who had received an experimental chemotherapeutic agent…

FDA approves new drugs

· On Nov. 16, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval for Darzalex (daratumumab) to treat patients…

FDA approves new drugs

On Nov. 24, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved: Fluad, the first seasonal influenza vaccine containing an adjuvant…
SIDS

Good night, baby…sleep safely

For more than 20 years, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has encouraged everyone to place infants on their backs…
Research

How to evaluate qualitative research

Editor’s note: This article is a follow-up to “Understanding qualitative research,” published in the July issue of American Nurse Today.…

Issues up close

What are the health and safety risks specific to nursing? What can nurses do to boost their health and wellness?…

Leadership insights

Leadership in today’s world means being versatile, resilient, and mindful of differences—whether they are cultural, geographical, or political. Now, international…
Magnet

Magnetic moments

The 2015 American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) National Magnet Conference® was held in October, but I have no doubt that…
nutrition care

Six steps to optimal nutrition care

Did you know: patients diagnosed with malnutrition stay in the hospital three times long­er than other patients? surgical patients with…
explaining why

The importance of explaining why

Nadia Rodriquez is a leader on a hospital steering committee that has been working on introducing new practice standards for…
Rounding

The value of purposeful rounding

Purposeful rounding is a proactive, systematic, nurse-driven, evidence-based intervention that helps us anticipate and address patient needs. When applied to…
CLABSI

Three practice bundles to reduce CLABSIs

Healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) remain a significant problem for most hospitals, despite a decade of focused improvement efforts using evidence-based guidelines.…
Angioedema

Tracing angioedema to its source

Tom Anderson, age 74, was admitted to the telemetry unit yesterday with new onset of chest pain. Melanie, his nurse,…

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