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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...

Opioid-induced respiratory depression

Be prepared and know the risks. Takeaways: Risk factors for opioid-induced respiratory depression include impaired rental clearance, high opioid tolerance, and sleep apnea history. Tools...

New research on possible adverse events to cannabis

A new study recently published in the Journal of Cannabis Research examines the potential “acute adverse reactions” associated with cannabis use. The study examined self-reported...

An overview of neuraxial anesthesia

Please visit the ANA’s website to take the CE: https://www.nursingworld.org/continuing-education/an-overview-of-neuraxial-anesthesia/ Understand the basics so you can effectively manage your patients. Takeaways: Neuraxial anesthesia is the administration...