September 2010 Vol. 5 No. 9

Abbott recalls infant formula

On Sept. 22, Abbott initiated a voluntary recall of certain Similac-brand powder infant formulas because of the possibility of a…

Detecting cardiac injury with telemetry

With multi-lead telemetry monitoring, a nurse detects dangerous changes in her patient’s heart rhythm, permitting quick action before an acute MI does permanent damage.

Detecting, managing, and preventing pulmonary embolism

Detecting, managing, and preventing pulmonary embolism

Pulmonary embolism (PE) kills about 25% of those it strikes. This article explains how deep vein thrombosis (DVT) sets the stage for PE and describes how to assess, manage, and prevent both DVT and PE.

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Editorial

I always loved taking care of patients. It was fun, exciting, intellectually stimulating, and rewarding. To this day, I remember…

Environment, health, & safey

Help reduce the toll of seasonal influenza by receiving, administering, teaching about, or encouraging seasonal influenza vaccination.

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From Your ANA President

November 6, 2010 marks the 10th anniversary of the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act. ANA’s new president reviews the progress made in reducing bloodborne pathogen exposures over the last decade.

Headlines from the Hill

ANA’s Lobby Day gave nurses the chance to meet congressional representatives and lobby in support of issues important to nursing.

Hospira infusers recalled

On Sept. 10, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the recall of the Hospira Symbiq One-Channel and Two-Channel Infusers…

Issues up close

To increase health literacy, we need to educate patients and consumers about health issues in a more meaningful, individualized, and patient-oriented way.

Magnet Profiles

The Magnet Profiles section in this issue highlights various aspects of the Magnet Recognition Program® and provides information about specific…
Nursing's role in healthcare reform

Nursing’s role in healthcare reform

The 2010 healthcare reform act (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or PPACA) gives nurses new opportunities to deliver care…

Our Readers Respond

Mindfulness practice Thank you, Dr. Cipriano, for your editorial on mindfulness practice to assist in the grief process (“Breath at…

Protect yourself and your patients with vaccination

Why is immunization so crucial for nurses? Which vaccinations should all nurses get? Find out with this educational handout focusing on national efforts to reduce vaccine-preventable disease through ANA’s Bringing Immunity to Every Community campaign.

Quantum nursing

When you bring your life energy, focus, and intention to patients, you’re practicing quantum nursing.

When cancer spreads to the bone

Bone metastases causes significant pain and raises the risk of fractures and spinal-cord compression. Learn how to help patients cope.

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