- Prevention of ICU delirium and delirium-related outcome with haloperidol: a study protocol for a multicenter randomized controlled trial Prevention of ICU delirium and delirium-related outcome with haloperidol: a study protocol for a multicenter randomized controlled trial
- Wnt signaling pathway in non-small cell lung cancer Wnt signaling pathway in non-small cell lung cancer
Journal of the National Cancer Institute
- Novel germline mutation in the transmembrane domain of HER2 in familial lung adenocarcinomas Novel germline mutation in the transmembrane domain of HER2 in familial lung adenocarcinomas
Journal of the National Cancer Institute
- Weekly AUC2 carboplatin in acquired platinum-resistant ovarian cancer with or without oral phenoxodiol, a sensitizer of platinum cytotoxicity: the phase III OVATURE multicenter randomized study Weekly AUC2 carboplatin in acquired platinum-resistant ovarian cancer with or without oral phenoxodiol, a sensitizer of platinum cytotoxicity: the phase III OVATURE multicenter randomized study
Annals of Oncology
- The consequences of malnutrition following discharge from rehabilitation to the community: a systematic review of current evidence in older adults The consequences of malnutrition following discharge from rehabilitation to the community: a systematic review of current evidence in older adults
Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics
Med Page Today
- Watchman Afib Device Wins FDA Panel Nod Watchman Afib Device Wins FDA Panel Nod
(MedPage Today) -- GAITHERSBURG, Md. -- A panel of FDA advisers gave strong backing to an implantable device that's an alternative to blood-thinners for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation.
- Drug Combo Gets High Marks in Myeloma (CME/CE) Drug Combo Gets High Marks in Myeloma (CME/CE)
NEW ORLEANS (MedPage Today) -- An all-oral combination regimen for multiple myeloma produced a 94% response rate in a phase I-II clinical trial.
- Women on Seizure Meds Need More Folic Acid Women on Seizure Meds Need More Folic Acid
WASHINGTON (MedPage Today) -- About half of epileptic women taking anti-seizure drugs who could have become pregnant said they were not taking the recommended folic acid supplements, results of a survey found.
- Fewer Errors in In-Hospital Meds if Pharmacists Are Involved Fewer Errors in In-Hospital Meds if Pharmacists Are Involved
ORLANDO (MedPage Today) -- When pharmacists lead the medication reconciliation effort, providers see more accurate, complete, and up-to-date patient information at the time of hospital admissions and discharges, researchers reported here.
- Report: States Poor at Giving Info on Quality Report: States Poor at Giving Info on Quality
(MedPage Today) -- When it comes to providing consumers with easily accessible information about physician quality, a report out Tuesday gave most states grades of 'D' or 'F,' often because they compile data only about primary care doctors, [...]
Medical News Today
- Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool validated for pain assessment in patients following cardiac surgery Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool validated for pain assessment in patients following cardiac surgery
How do you measure the pain of a patient who can't communicate? A Rhode Island Hospital researcher studied an observational pain scale in cardiac surgery patients, and found that the Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool (CPOT) provided an ac [...]
- The impact of IOM report on nursing reforms assessed The impact of IOM report on nursing reforms assessed
Two new studies by researchers at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS) examine how well hospitals and other health care facilities are doing when it comes to a call to reform the nursing profe [...]
- Positive effects in children after home visits by nurses, paraprofessionals Positive effects in children after home visits by nurses, paraprofessionals
Home visits by nurses and paraprofessionals to children of low-income women had some positive benefits for the children on cognitive and behavioral measures, according to the results of a clinical trial published by JAMA Pediatrics, a JAMA [...]
- Oncology nurse navigators help cancer patients cope early in care Oncology nurse navigators help cancer patients cope early in care
When Group Health patients received support from a nurse navigator, or advocate, soon after a cancer diagnosis, they had better experiences and fewer problems with their care - particularly in health information, care coordination, and psyc [...]
- New ostomy care resource developed New ostomy care resource developed
Nurses caring for ostomy patients will now be equipped with an essential new tool that provides them with the first comprehensive guide to optimize ostomy management and enhance patient safety.
- Ethical Issues That Keep Him Up at Night -- Dr. James Grifo Ethical Issues That Keep Him Up at Night -- Dr. James Grifo
A leading infertility expert talks to bioethicist Art Caplan about key issues: what age is too old to have a baby, deciding to keep or destroy a undesirable embryo, and more. Medscape Business of Medicine
- Recreational Gambling Harmless? Don't Bet on It Recreational Gambling Harmless? Don't Bet on It
Gamblers - even those who only gamble recreationally - are at increased risk for comorbid mental health disorders. Medscape Medical News
- Mandatory Immunizations for Clinicians, Staff, IDSA Says Mandatory Immunizations for Clinicians, Staff, IDSA Says
The Infectious Diseases Society of America and other ID societies have recommended that all healthcare employers require clinicians and staff receive immunizations recommended by the CDC's ACIP. Medscape Medical News
- Who Should Cosign a Nursing Student's Notes? Who Should Cosign a Nursing Student's Notes?
A nursing instructor wants to know whether she should be cosigning assessments by students that she did not witness. Medscape Nurses
- Is It Influenza? Is It Influenza?
What is being done to improve rapid influenza testing? Learn about better tests, practices, and interpretation. CDC Expert Commentary
Monthly Prescribing Reference
- BENICAR BENICAR
Adverse reactions updated with possible sprue-like enteropathy.
- Baxter Recalls Nitroglycerin in Dextrose Injection Baxter Recalls Nitroglycerin in Dextrose Injection
Baxter announced a voluntary recall of one lot of Nitroglycerin in 5% Dextrose Injection after particulate matter was found in one vial.
- FDA Approves First Generic Versions of Cymbalta FDA Approves First Generic Versions of Cymbalta
The FDA has approved the first generic versions of Cymbalta (duloxetine delayed-release) capsules.
- How Does IV Acetaminophen Fare in Treating Pain After Joint Replacement Procedures? How Does IV Acetaminophen Fare in Treating Pain After Joint Replacement Procedures?
Cadence announced positive results from a study assessing the impact of Ofirmev (acetaminophen) injection on certain healthcare-related outcomes in the perioperative setting.
- Thromboembolic Disorder Treatments: DVT/PE Thromboembolic Disorder Treatments: DVT/PE
List of medications indicated for the prophylaxis and/or treatment of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) / pulmonary embolism (PE) with usual adult dosage.
- New book focuses on Virginia Mason's quest to transform health care New book focuses on Virginia Mason's quest to transform health care
Virginia Mason's quest to transform health care by using principles of lean manufacturing to identify and eliminate waste, improve quality and safety, and lower cost is the focus of a new book called a must-read for health care leaders.
- Association of Rehabilitation Nurses to accept applications for 2014 Mary Ann Mikulic Scholarship Association of Rehabilitation Nurses to accept applications for 2014 Mary Ann Mikulic Scholarship
The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses will now begin accepting applications for the 2014 Mary Ann Mikulic Scholarship. The Mary Ann Mikulic Scholarship offers one full conference registration for a first-time attendee to the 40th Anniver [...]
- Vaginal delivery and early breast-feeding increase mothers' level of satisfaction Vaginal delivery and early breast-feeding increase mothers' level of satisfaction
An article published in the journal Nutricion Hospitalaria reveals that the attitude of healthcare personnel, along with starting early breast-feeding, are another two factors that help in increasing the mothers' level of satisfaction
- UTHealth School of Nursing to send first participant to Rwanda Human Resources for Health Program UTHealth School of Nursing to send first participant to Rwanda Human Resources for Health Program
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Nursing will send its first participant to the Rwanda Human Resources for Health Program in January 2014. The program is part of a seven-year, $150 million initiative champi [...]
- LSUHSC's Peggy A. Honoré receives 2013 Excellence in Health Administration Award LSUHSC's Peggy A. Honoré receives 2013 Excellence in Health Administration Award
Peggy A. Honor-, DHA, the AmeriHealth Mercy - General Russel Honor- Endowed Professor at the LSUHSC School of Public Health's Health Policy & System Management Program, has been awarded the 2013 Excellence in Health Administration Award by [...]
- Is Your Hospital One of the Best Places to Work? Is Your Hospital One of the Best Places to Work?
November 14, 2013 - Individual nurses may be motivated by different things, but most will agree that a supportive work environment and opportunities for professional growth can go a long way toward improving job satisfaction. And there are [...]
- Where Will You Spend the Winter? Travel Nursing Options in California and Texas Where Will You Spend the Winter? Travel Nursing Options in California and Texas
November 4, 2013 - Are you looking to stay warm this winter or to experience the excitement of the holidays in a big city? Winter is a great time to start or continue travel nursing. In fact, some assignments are even offering bonuses fo [...]
- Magnet Conference Highlights “Magic” of Transformed Nursing Environments Magnet Conference Highlights “Magic” of Transformed Nursing Environments
October 18, 2013 - “The Magic of Magnet” was the theme of this year’s American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Annual Magnet Conference. It was a fitting theme for a convention that was held in Orlando, Fla., home to Walt Disney World. I [..
- The Breast Cancer Journey: Nurse and Patient Perspectives The Breast Cancer Journey: Nurse and Patient Perspectives
October 17, 2013 - In 2013, the American Cancer Society estimates that among U.S. women there will be more than 230,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 64,000 new cases of in situ breast cancer; in addition, more than 2,200 U.S. [...]
- Including the Patient in Change-of-Shift Handoffs Including the Patient in Change-of-Shift Handoffs
October 11, 2013 - Good communication among health care professionals is paramount when it comes to delivering excellent patient care, and research has shown that breakdowns in communication can lead to mistakes, and even adverse events. [...]
- Study: Rapid influenza test in ED can lead to better care Study: Rapid influenza test in ED can lead to better care
When patients in the ED are diagnosed with influenza through a rapid test, they get fewer unnecessary antibiotics and are prescribed antiviral medications more frequently.
- CPR training lacking in communities that need it most CPR training lacking in communities that need it most
Counties with the lowest rates of CPR training were more likely to be rural and have a higher proportion of African-American and Hispanic residents.
- ANCC honors Mercy Medical Center RN with Magnet Nurse of the Year award ANCC honors Mercy Medical Center RN with Magnet Nurse of the Year award
Debra S. Holbrook, RN, BSN, SANE-A, FNE-A/P, coordinator of Sexual Assault Forensic Examination program at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, was recognized in the Structural Empowerment Category at the National Magnet Nurse of the Year awa [...]
- Children?s National RN earns Magnet Nurse of the Year in Empirical Outcomes Children?s National RN earns Magnet Nurse of the Year in Empirical Outcomes
For her work at Children?s National Health System in Washington, D.C., Elizabeth Mikula, RN, MSN, CPN, has received the 2013 Magnet Nurse of the Year Award in Empirical Outcomes.
- Weiss Memorial Hospital names new CNO Weiss Memorial Hospital names new CNO
Michelle Quigley, RN, MSN, has been named CNO at Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
- Nurse Burnout Nurse Burnout
Being part of the nursing profession, stress is inevitable. We are constantly faced with challenges and demands as we go through our pursuit in promoting health and caring for the sick that a stressful environment has become synonymous with [...]
- Nurse Anesthetists at a Glance Nurse Anesthetists at a Glance
Gone were the days when nurses used to rely on doctors’ orders alone, the nurses of today do not only perform simple tasks in clinical area, instead, their roles have expanded and they now may be able to perform procedures that were never t [...]
- Endotracheal Intubation Endotracheal Intubation
When it comes to emergency and life threatening situations, there are only three letters to be remembered. ABC’s. Nope, not the simple ABC we learned in preschool. It actually stands for airway, breathing and circulation, with airway as the [...]
- $1000 Writing Contest for Nurses $1000 Writing Contest for Nurses
Degree Story is hosting an awesome writing contest for nurses. They are looking for stories from nurses with every level of experience, including nursing school. Simply answer the question: What’s it really like to be a nurse? You can write [...]
- Nursing Theorists and Their Work Nursing Theorists and Their Work
We have often heard about them. We have spent hours and hours trying to memorize their concepts for exams. For numerous times, we have been grilled by Clinical Instructors on their importance and the need to understand them. But have we rea [...]
- Pre-emptive drug halves breast cancer risk, study shows Pre-emptive drug halves breast cancer risk, study shows
Giving a breast cancer drug to high-risk post-menopausal women for five years more than halved their chances of developing the disease, according to a new study.
- Survey reveals maternity service improvements – and concerns Survey reveals maternity service improvements – and concerns
Women’s experiences of maternity care have improved over the last three years, but concerns remain in critical areas, according to research by the Care Quality Commission.
- New guidance on coma care published New guidance on coma care published
Healthcare staff looking after people in a coma or vegetative state have been issued new guidelines to help them decide on the best course of treatment.
- New severe asthma guidelines issued New severe asthma guidelines issued
A redefinition of severe asthma and recommendations on how to treat it will be published in new guidelines this week.
- Third of GP practices failed to meet new CQC standards Third of GP practices failed to meet new CQC standards
Inspectors have uncovered a catalogue of failings at some GP practices, with medicines stored in a way that puts children and patients at risk of infection and rooms so dirty they had maggots.
Royal College of Nursing
- Applications open for educational bursaries Applications open for educational bursaries
Could you benefit from an RCN Foundation bursary? The closing date is fast-approaching for educational bursaries of up to £1,000 to support learning and development activities that enhance patient care.
- G8 summit a 'golden opportunity' for dementia care - RCN G8 summit a 'golden opportunity' for dementia care - RCN
The Royal College of Nursing today called on health care leaders to seize a golden opportunity to improve the care of people with dementia, which is one of the greatest global health challenges.
- Pension changes will cause uncertainty, RCN warns Pension changes will cause uncertainty, RCN warns
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) today expressed concern over the announcement that the rise of the state pension age to 68 would be brought forward.
- RCN welcomes rise in flu vaccines among frontline staff RCN welcomes rise in flu vaccines among frontline staff
Almost a third more frontline NHS staff have had the flu vaccination this year, according to Public Health England.
- RCN support following Glasgow helicopter crash tragedy RCN support following Glasgow helicopter crash tragedy
Royal College of Nursing members and staff have expressed sympathy and support for everyone affected by the tragic helicopter crash that took place in Glasgow.