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Take Note – November 2007

Medical illiteracy can kill A 6-year study of 3,260 patients ages 65 and older found that almost 40% of those considered medically illiterate died during...

Creating more than just a journal club

How to create an innovative journal club - and keep it going.

Creating ethical environments in nursing

To uphold workplace ethics, leaders must send the message that unethical behavior is never acceptable, no matter who's demonstarting it.
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Take Note – October 2007

Medicare to stop reimbursing hospitals for eight preventable conditions Medicare will stop paying hospitals for the extra costs of treating eight conditions stemming from preventable...

Infection control for lifts and slings

Your guide to keeping lifts and slings free from infection.

Understanding qualitative research

The holistic, interactive, individual approach to research provides you with an understanding of and insight into the experiences of others.
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Take Note – August 2007

Good news for younger women taking estrogen     Estrogen therapy may have cardioprotective effects for women who start taking it in their 50s. A study from...
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From apathy to political activism

When someone mentions the words politics and nursing in the same sentence, do you roll your eyes? Do you think to yourself or ask...
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Ready, willing, and disabled

What’s life like for a nurse with a physical disability? Most studies on this topic have focused on nursing students with disabilities. We know...
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Take Note – July 2007

On-line video-based course on emergency preparedness   The need for better coordination between governmental agencies and hospitals became apparent after 9/11 and again after Hurricane Katrina....

Healing our hazardous environment

Environmental pollution threatens our homes, workplaces, and communities. So what can you do? This article will tell you.

Safe lifting: The assessment imperative

If you lift or transfer patients, make "Assess first, lift later" your motto. Find out which critical patient and ergonomic factors you must evaluate before starting any patient-handling task.

Take Note – June 2007

A monthly round up of clinical, practice, and career news, updates, and alerts.