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Strategies for time-sensitive medications

An evidence-based project improved medication administration timeliness.  Takeaways: Timely administration of time-sensitive medications (within 30 minutes before or after the scheduled dose) can help prevent...

Asthma education for pediatric patients

What’s a nurse to do without an asthma educator? CNE 1.5 contact Hours Learning Objectives 1. Identify triggers associated with asthma. 2. Discuss medications used to manage asthma. 3. Describe...

Two new COVID-19 vaccines show promising results

With the COVID-19 pandemic still prevalent around the world, scientists are working tirelessly to develop a vaccine. Two vaccines have recently made headlines for...

Osteoarthritis: New trial drug may have powerful anti-inflammatory effect

Researchers from the University of Liverpool, in collaboration with the pharmaceutical company AKL Research & Development, have found a new drug (APPA) that has...

Mindfulness for medication safety

Break the cycle of rushing and multitasking. Takeaways: Patients experience an average of one medication error per day. Many medication errors are related to human...

New findings may help solve the mystery of anesthesia

Despite the everyday use of anesthesia by health professionals, it is still a scientific mystery. Scientists from Scripps Research conducted a study in order...

Wording of vaccination messaging influences behavior

Washington State University researchers conducted an experiment that studied how differences in messages influenced participants’ attitudes about the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Nearly 200 participants...

A broader look at insulin

Be sure your knowledge is current. Takeaways: Insulin is a critical part of diabetes management for many people. Insulin types and delivery methods have changed...

Infusion therapy: A model for safe practice in the home setting

Careful patient selection, provider and patient education, and well-planned and delivered patient care are critical to success. Takeaways: Home infusion therapy administration is associated with...

Make treatment accessible for opioid use disorder during the COVID-19 pandemic

During the current pandemic Americans are dealing with a complete or near complete disruption of everyday life. It is the same for persons with...

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