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Hospitals continue to struggle with catheter-related infections

A survey from the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) found that half of 2,075 survey respondents say catheter-related bloodstream infections...
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Nurse names new head of Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Maureen Bisognano, who started her career as a staff nurse, was named chief executive officer for Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), replacing Donald Berwick,...

Physical activity, especially during teen years, lower impaired cognition in women

The study “Physical Activity Over the Life Course and Its Association with Cognitive Performance and Impairment in Old Age” found that women who were...

Colorado only state with obesity less than 20%

According to the report F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2010, Colorado stands alone as the state with obesity rates 15%...

CRNAs provide cost-effective anesthesia delivery

According to a study by The Lewin Group, a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) acting independently to deliver anesthesia is more cost effective than...

10 modifiable risk factors explain 90% of stroke risk

A study published online by Lancet found that 10 modifiable risk factors are associated with 90% of the risk of stroke. Read more here...

Adherence to SCIP not always associated with lower postop infections

A study in JAMA found that adhering to a global all-or-none composite infection-prevention SCIP (Surgical Care Improvement Project) score reduced the risk of postoperative...

In some situations, axillary node removal doesn’t improve breast cancer survival

A study presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology June meeting found that removing additional axillary lymph nodes to look for breast cancer...

FDA announces July 22-23 meeting to discuss extended-release and long-acting opioid analgesics

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a joint meeting of the Anesthetic and Life Support Drugs Advisory Committee and the Drug Safety and...

Share your military nurse stories

Sigma Theta Tau International is planning a book titled You’ll Know You’re a Military Nurse When… You can share you story with others and...

Use of long-term acute care hospital after critical illness increases

The U.S. has an increasing number of long-term acute care hospitals, where patients are transferred after a critical illness. However, a study in the...

Meat type matters

Eating processed meats such as hot dogs, but not red (unprocessed) meat, is associated with a higher incidence of coronary heart disease and diabetes...

Infection control lapses common in ambulatory surgical centers

According to an article in the June 9 issue of JAMA, 46 of 68 ambulatory surgical centers in three states had at least one...