October 2015 Vol. 10 No. 10

Workplace

Afraid at work

Sometimes certain people have personality problems — and anger problems. If that person happens to be in a position of…

AHA releases new CPR guidelines

The American Heart Association has published new guidelines for CPR and emergency cardiovascular care. Read a quick summary, download a…

FDA approves new drug for hyperkalemia

On Oct. 22, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved eltassa (patiromer for oral suspension) to treat hyperkalemia. Read…

FDA approves new drugs for diabetes

On Sept. 25, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Tresiba (insulin degludec injection) and Ryzodeg 70/30 (insulin degludec/insulin…
storytelling

From our readers: One patient’s story

Eric’s* storytelling made a difference in my nursing practice. Eric was a 27-year-old African American patient with end-stage renal disease…
safe patient handling

Handle with care

In 2005, the State of Texas passed the first safe patient handling law. SB 1525 became effective January 1, 2006.…

Nurse leaders and change

As a graduate nursing student, the article “Releasing our attachments to the past” (September 2015) really inspired me to take…

Quiz time – 10/20

A patient who still has hypotension after initial fluid resuscitation most likely has which form of sepsis? a. Systemic inflammatory…

Quiz time – October 2015

In which transitional care model does an advanced practice registered nurse provide a 1-to-3 month period of interventions with high-risk…
marijuana

Some thoughts on addiction

By Donna Greenwood, MSN, RN I recently wrote a posting related to nurses caring for patients with addictions in response…

The ABCDEs of emergency burn care

Consider this scenario. You’re driving home from work after a busy shift and there has been an accident ahead on…

Translational perspectives on violence

The United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports that nearly 2 million American workers report being…

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