Neurology

What you should know about neurogenic shock

Neurogenic shock must be diagnosed and treated early to limit the effects of hypotension and bradycardia and restore adequate tissue oxygenation.

Knowing “your numbers” counts: ANA campaign urges nurses to promote healthy blood pressure

ANA's healthy blood pressure campaign targets both consumers and nurses.

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Nursing advocates key in democratic-led Congress. Friends of nursing to assume key roles in...

Nursing advocates key in democratic-led Congress. By Erin McKeon Although the 110th Congress hasn’t finalized its priorities, it seems that several healthcare issues will top the agenda. House Democrats have vowed to pass legislation granting Medicare...

Precautionary approach guides ANA’s thimerosal policy

ANA's position statement on thimerosol-containing vaccines emphasizes a precautionary approach.

My Son has Tourette syndrome

Read this nurse's remarkable story of devotion and acceptance.
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Take Note – January 2007

Controversy over new Lyme disease guidelines The new guidelines released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (ISDA) have run into some criticism. In fact, the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) has called...

Carotid artery stents: Opening the way to safer stroke prevention

Because of improvements in safety, stents are now the treatment of choice for many patients. Learn about the improvements and your role in patient care.

Last Breath: The ethics of pharmacologic paralysis

Should patients receive neuromuscular blockers while mechanical ventilation is withdrawn?
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Take Note – November 2006

American Diabetes Association releases food guidelines for specific medical categories “When you’re talking about diabetes, there is no ‘one size fits all’ diet,” said Ann Albright, PhD, RD, President-Elect, Health Care & Education, American Diabetes...

Facing cranial nerve assessment

This humorous approach will help you take a serious step toward remembering the cranial nerves.