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FDA issues caution for robot-assisted mastectomy

On Feb. 28, the FDA issued a caution for robot-assisted mastectomy, noting that it has not cleared or approved any robotically-assisted surgical device based...

Medical device development

Things to know before you make the leap Takeaways: Nurses are perfectly positioned to engage in medical device development. The pathway to medical device development...

Drug diversion in healthcare

Prevention and detection for nurses Special report to American Nurse Journal, supported by an educational grant from Fresenius Kabi USA. © 2021, HealthCom Media Takeaways: Drug diversion among...

COVID-19 vaccines: What you need to know

A critical intervention to help end the pandemic.     Scientists began work to develop a safe and effective vaccine soon after identifying the SARS-CoV-2 genome in...

Addressing substance use disorder and diversion in the healthcare environment

Early detection and response are key. Takeaways: Substance use disorder (SUD) affects people of all ages, genders, races, and religions regardless of socioeconomic status, professional...

New OJIN topic explores substance use disorders

In September, OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing published six new articles on the topic “Substance use disorders and related concerns: Perspectives...

Potential vaccine for Alzheimer’s Disease progession

In an effort to honor National Alzheimer’s Disease Month, we would like to highlight a new study which may offer hope to those within...

Healthcare’s role in environmental sustainability

RNs are needed to guide efforts. Takeaways: The healthcare industry contributes to solid waste production, greenhouse gasses, and climate change. Healthcare workers are obligated to...

I.V. Push medication administration: Bridging education and practice through standardization

Instilling best practice requires collaboration. Best practice guidelines for I.V. push administration are easier to access than ever before, but many nurses still use outdated...

Opioid overdose in the community

You reverse an overdose in the community. Takeaways: Opioid use disorder can be seen in hospitals, outpatient clinics, and even in the community. Bystander naloxone...

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Cup of Coffee Can Lessen Gestational Diabetes Risk

Pregnant mothers concerned about being able to safely enjoy their morning cup of coffee should be reassured by a recent University of Pennsylvania study...