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September 3, 2009

Dear Colleague,

September is Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Month. Test your knowledge related to blood cancers and their treatments with the following questions:

  • What is the difference between Hodgkin's disease and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma?
  • Which type of lymphocytes provides cell-mediated immunity?
  • IVIG is FDA-approved to treat 6 clinical conditions. How many can you name?
  • Are chemotherapy-resistant gloves necessary when handling excreta from patients who are receiving therapy?
  • How can we, as nurses, support fathers of children diagnosed with ALL?

Don't miss our next enewsletter about heart disease, with new articles and CEs.

What You Need To Know about Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Hematologic Complications of Critical Illness: Anemia, Neutropenia, Thrombocytopenia, and More
The Nurse's Role in Administration of Intravenous Immunoglobulin Therapy CE
Safe Handling and Administration of Antineoplastic Chemotherapy
Coping with a Child With Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia: The Experiences of Chinese Fathers in Hong Kong


Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP
NursingCenter's Clinical Editor

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Ovarian cancer is considered a "low-prevalence, high-consequence" disease because the majority of cases are diagnosed at later stages and have poor survival rates. Help increase awareness of this "silent killer." Don't miss Original Research: Women's Awareness of Ovarian Cancer Risks and Symptoms.
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Brush up on the electrical conduction of the heart, recognize abnormal rhythms, and intervene appropriately. Be sure to read Too Fast, Too Slow, Too Ugly: Dysrhythmias That Every Nurse Should Recognize.
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Fine tune your knowledge of bladder cancer, including etiology, diagnosis, and management, by reading Current Trends in the Management of Bladder Cancer.
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Review our Recommended CE list on ovarian cancer, cranial nerves, skin tears...

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Learn the four stages of acetaminophen poisoning and what the appropriate interventions are, including dosing of oral and I.V. acetylcysteine. Find out more in Emergency: Acetaminophen Poisoning.
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Follow a practical four-step process to overcome your fears once you've found your courage. Discover how by examining PROFESSIONAL GROWTH: Break Through Your Fears.
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Complete and accurate documentation – sounds easy enough, right? Make sure you ARE doing it correctly! Read LEGAL CHECKPOINTS: The Legalities Of Nursing Documentation.
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Browse our Recommended Readings about oxygen delivery devices, diabetic peripheral neuropathy, RRMS, and more.

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New Open Heart Clinical Resource Program: What makes a cardiac surgery program better than others and why?

Nurses can read free articles on open–heart & critical care topics and earn Free CE credits. Learn about Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s new state-of- the-art cardiac surgery program and see the unique way they have organized the program, defined the cardiovascular practice, and view a short video discussion of nurses and physicians currently working in the program.

Visit the Open Heart Clinical Resource page now

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Read the articles in the latest Featured Journal online only on NursingCenter. The Featured Journal gives you the opportunity to get acquainted with the kind of coverage and clinical information it has to offer. Get to know our journals. The current Featured Journal is...

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If you browse through our vast collection of CE articles like I do, you'll be happy to hear this news! We've recently added two new clinical topics: Preventing Hospital Acquired Conditions (HAC) and Case Management. Be sure to check them out! Don't forget that you can also browse by specialty certification, by journal, and by state requirements.

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The FDA has approved the following new drug:

vigabatrin (Sabril) oral solution and tablets - to treat infantile spasms in children 1 month to 2 years (oral solution) and as adjunctive therapy to treat complex partial seizures in adults (tablets) who have not responded adequately to previous drug therapies. The drug will be available only through a restricted distribution program because of the risk of permanent vision damage.

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