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Ethics in a pandemic

Nurses need to engage in self-care to reduce moral distress. Takeaways: The COVID-19 pandemic brings many ethical dilemmas for nurses and their patients. The ethical framework used during a crisis remains significantly different than...

Money matters: How to fund your nursing education

That the cost of college is a common concern for nurses who want to advance their education isn’t surprising. But everyone has a different financial picture, so you want to estimate the actual costs...

Nurse fatigue: Short on sleep, short on safety

Shift work, organizational barriers, and nurse preferences continue to challenge nurse wellness. Takeaways: Shift work—including long shifts, rotating shifts, double shifts, evening and night shifts—has the potential to cause health and safety risks for nurses...

NP with breast cancer: “Listen to your patients”

By Julie Cullen, Managing Editor, American Nurse Today In 2015, Bridgett Spillers, FNP-C, was diagnosed with HER2-positive breast cancer. Bridgett recently shared a bit of her story with American Nurse Today. We specifically wanted to...

Champion Launches Premier Treatment Recliner for use in Oncology and Infusion Therapy

ELKHART, Ind. – The Alō Infusion Recliner is the newest seating selection by premier medical seating company, Champion Manufacturing Inc.  Widely known for their portfolio of recliners with true clinical effectiveness, the Alō has...

Vaping: 450 illnesses, 3 deaths

By Julie Cullen, Managing Editor, American Nurse Today E-cigarettes and vapes were supposed to a safer alternative for smokers. Rather than inhaling the toxic byproducts of traditional tobacco cigarettes, smokers breath the aerosolized vapor of...

Processing trauma: 5 suggestions

By Julie Cullen, Managing Editor, American Nurse Today How can nurses and other healthcare professionals support their patients in the aftermath of a national tragedy? An individual might not be directly involved in a natural...

Massive blood transfusion protocols

Takeaways  Mass transfusion operates best under a protocol developed by a multidisciplinary team. Using the ABC score can help rule out the need for massive transfusion. Replace coagulation factors when a patient...

Help prevent nurse suicide…bring it out of the shadows

By Julie Cullen, Managing Editor, American Nurse Today Depression is a treatable illness. If you or someone you know needs help, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Over a short period of time,...

California doctors oppose expanding NP authority amid provider shortages

By Julie Cullen, Managing Editor, American Nurse Today California is known as a progressive state open to innovation, but that doesn’t seem to be true when it comes to nurse practitioner (NP) independent practice. While...

Are nurses and doctors being exploited?

By Julie Cullen, Managing Editor, American Nurse Today Nurses and doctors almost always do the right thing when they’re asked to go above and beyond, even when it means foregoing personal time with their families...

FDA approves new treatment for VAP

On June 3, the FDA approved a new indication for Zerbaxa (ceftolozane and tazobactam) for the treatment of hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia (HABP/VABP) in patients 18 years and older. Read more at...

FDA approves treatment for episodic cluster headache

On June 4, the FDA approved Emgality (galcanezumab-gnlm) solution for injection for the treatment of episodic cluster headache in adults. Read more at fda.gov.