Infectious Diseases

Drugs Today – April 2009

An update of drug news, including alerts, approvals, and removals.

Superbugs trump wonder drugs

Our grandparents’ generation first witnessed the wonders of antimicrobial agents. These drugs saved millions of lives and rendered harmless a number of previously untreatable fatal illnesses. But their overuse has led to antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The...

Keeping neutropenic patients safe

Protect your neutropenic patients from life-threatening infections.

Take Note – October 2008

Web Exclusive! A monthly round-up of clinical and practice news and alerts.

Overcoming obstacles to vaccination

More children are going unvaccinated these days. This article can help reverse this worrisome trend.
notes note pink important

Take Note – September 2008

Johnson & Johnson’s Campaign for Nursing’s Future     In 2002, Johnson & Johnson launched the Campaign for Nursing’s Future to enhance the image of nursing, help recruit new nurses and nurse faculty, and help retain nurses...

Seasonal influenza vaccination and the nurse

Seasonal influenza vaccination and the nurse We are about to enter the seasonal influenza vaccination year. There continues to be concern, and rightly so, about the low seasonal influenza vaccination rates of RNs and other...

Drugs Today – July 2008

An update of drug news, including alerts, approvals, and removals.

Drugs Today – January 2008

A monthly update of drug news, including alerts, approvals, and removals
colonoscopy cancer note nurse healthcare

Take Note – December 2007

Previous pneumonia vaccination reduces ICU admissions Among adults hospitalized for pneumonia, those who’ve been vaccinated against the disease are less likely than unvaccinated patients to require admission to an intensive care unit (ICU). A study...

Infection control for lifts and slings

Your guide to keeping lifts and slings free from infection.

Best practices for seasonal influenza immunization

Seasonal influenza and influenza-related complications are the most frequent causes of death from a vaccine preventable disease in the United States. In 2006, the February 24 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report stated that approximately...

Blood-borne pathogen exposure injuries

Healthcare workers are exposed to blood-borne pathogens through contaminated needlesticks, sharps injuries, and mucous membrane exposures to infectious blood or body fluids of patients. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that healthcare...