September/October 2009 Vol. 4 No. 8

Anatomy lesson 101

ANA’s National Center for Nursing Quality promotes nursing quality and patient safety while helping nurses advocate for themselves.

Care, not chaos

A new document created by ANA and other groups delineates emergency care principles for psychiatric patients.

Coloring outside the lines

The Institute of Medicine’s Future of Nursing Initiative needs to create solutions that propel nursing and health care into the future.

Drugs Today – Sept/Oct 2009

FDA warns against certain OTC nasal sprays Over-the-counter Zicam intranasal cold medications may cause long-term or permanent loss of the…

Initiative on the Future of Nursing

Dear American Nurse Today readers: Here’s your chance to help shape the future. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s “Initiative on…

Nutrition for nurses who work shifts references

Engler L. The importance of all meals. NSCA’s Performance Training Journal. 4(6):10-11. http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/eating-healthy-important-7166.html. Accessed June 15, 2009. Mayo Clinic Staff.…

Self-mutilation: The cutting truth

People who mutilate themselves excel at hiding their injuries. Find out how to identify self-mutilators and nurture their trust.

Suppressing a COPD flare-up

Nursing vigilance helps a patient with chronic obstructive oulmonary disease stave off respiratory failure.

Suppressing a COPD flare-up references

Chojnowski D. “GOLD” standards for acute exacerbation of COPD. Nurse Pract. 2003;28:26-35. Crawford A, Harris H. COPD: help your patients…

Take Note – Sept/Oct 2009

Patients lose when nurse staffing is insufficient Heavy workloads and insufficient staffing affect patient care, according to about 2,000 nurses…

What gives you life? references

How happy and healthy are nurses? Nursingtimes.net. October 21, 2008. www.nursingtimes.net/how-happy-and-healthy-are-nurses/1902473.article. Accessed July 22, 2009. Kerns CD. Putting performance and…

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