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The science of skin peels

Learn how slathering a chemical solution over the face or abrading it with a stream of crystals rejuvenates the skin. This article takes you under the skin surface and walks you through the steps of a superficial skin peel.

Using antibiotics effectively for acute-care patients

In the ever-escalating war between bacteria and human beings, some of the bugs are outsmarting us. Here's what you need to know about antibiotic therapy to help reduce bacterial resistance and optimize therapy for patients with acute infections.

Nurses caring and sharing

From the U.S. to Uganda, in sleek American hospitals and makeshift Afghan clinics, nurses give of themselves to transform lives. Compelled by a deep passion to aid people in need, nurses help sustain human dignity and humanity through their caring presence and heart-to-heart sharing.
breast feeding breastfeeding baby

Take Note – November 2006

American Diabetes Association releases food guidelines for specific medical categories “When you’re talking about diabetes, there is no ‘one size fits all’ diet,” said Ann...

Continuous insulin infusion therapy: It’s not just for the ICU anymore

Administering continuous insulin infusions on every hospital unit improves glycemic control and patient outcomes.

Facing cranial nerve assessment

This humorous approach will help you take a serious step toward remembering the cranial nerves.

Chemical soup

ANA and state associations work to protect nurses and the environment from chemicals.

Delegating without doubts

With this decision tree as your guide, you'll delegate tasks to assistive personnel with confidence.

Identifying complete heart block in elderly patients

How to use auscultation to distiguish sinus bradycardia from complete heart block in geriatric patients.

High-alert drugs: Strategies for safe I.V. infusions

About 80% of all deaths from medication errors are caused by some 20 drugs. This article gives you evidence-based strategies for preventing errors with these deadly drugs.

Adventures in virtual meetings

Tired of unproductive staff meetings held at inconvenient times? Had it  up to here with being interrupted when trying to express your opinion? Maybe it's time to explore alternatives to the traditional in-person meeting. One hospital unit did just that, and their online meeting forum helped them create new protocols in record time.

Memory pegging

Forgetting is frustrating. To make memorizing fun, "peg" each item on your to-do list.

Differentiating diabetes complications: What’s your call?

A patient who collapsed at home arrives at the hospital with a blood glucose level off the charts, plus extreme thirst and polyuria. Think his diagnosis is cut and dried? Think again.

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