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New microscopy technique can be used to study the progression of wound healing

A new microscope developed by researchers at the DSK Center for Optical Molecular Imaging has the ability to track collagen that helps in wound healing and can visualize blood vessel distribution around the wound. The...

Online meeting etiquette: Mind your manners

As nurses navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, many are attending meetings, whether in the hospital or from the home setting, via video conferencing software such as Zoom and GoToMeeting. Online meetings with friends and family...

The ethical evolution of health management

Recently, I have been asked by several nursing organizations to review articles and position papers related to technology and innovation. I have also read a short article in the Minnesota Nurse about the reticence...

Dangers of digital media addiction

The World Health Organization as well as several tech companies are encouraging on-line gaming with discounts and slogans such as, "Play your part, play at home." With schools closed, children suddenly have more time...

Top mental health apps for nurses

Whether you personally struggle with mental health concerns, or your patients are, your phone can be a valuable tool in the efforts to work through anxiety and stress. To recognize Mental Health Awareness Month...
suicide prevention

Simulation for suicide prevention training

A unique approach to large group training. Takeaways: Twenty veterans die by suicide each day. The preferred method of learning by most adults is simulation. Micro-training learning occurs in several minutes to 1 hour. According to...

‘Health’s Up’ podcast is the dream of a wannabe school nurse

Health’s Up is a podcast that explores healthy choices through child voices.   Health’s Up is an experiment in health education. The brainchild of Kristi Westphaln, a pediatric nurse practitioner doing her post doctoral work at...

First genetic test for Fragile X Syndrome

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved marketing for the very first genetic test to help diagnose Fragile X Syndrome (FXS). FXS is a genetic disorder which affects approximately 1 in every 4,000...

Social Media as a Format for Nursing Activism

Nurses tell your stories! We have a unique perspective, an uncanny ability to simultaneously view the world through both a magnifying glass and a wide-angle lens. This belief is what prompted me to start...

Cybersecurity awareness

How to protect yourself, your coworkers, and your patients. Takeaways: Healthcare data breaches reached record levels in April 2019, with 44 attacks affecting nearly 687,000 people. Security breaches can lead to serious consequences, including complete...

Ultrasound-guided I.V. catheter insertion

Standardized protocols and education can improve patient safety, reduce costs, and enhance nursing practice. Takeaways: Achieving peripheral I.V. access can be difficult, even for experienced clinicians. Approximately 90% of hospitalized patients require some form of...

Top heart health apps for nurses

To acknowledge American Heart Month, American Nurse would like to highlight some of the best heart health apps, including some providers can use in their practices: Pulsepoint Pulsepoint “enables citizen superheroes” by providing a network for...

FDA launches mobile app on antiretrovirals

On Jan. 29, the FDA launched an interactive database that will offer a wealth of critical information about antiretrovirals eligible for purchase under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program. Read more https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-launches-mobile-friendly-database-information-life-saving-hiv-drugs-part-ongoing-mission-empower.