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GUIDELINES UPDATE
The CDC releases 2009 immunization schedules
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released its 2009 immunization schedules that call for annual flu vaccination for children ages 6 months through 18. More

HHS issues action plan to prevent healthcare-associated infections
The Department of Health and Human Services has issued a plan to reduce and prevent healthcare-associated infections. More

DRUG NEWS
Short- and long-term use of oral bisphosphonates linked to jaw necrosis
A study published in the January 1 issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association shows that even short-term use of common oral bisphosphonates may leave the jaw vulnerable to devastating necrosis.
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FDA: Antiepileptics associated with increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior
The US Food and Drug Administration has announced that it will require the manufacturers of antiepileptic drugs to add to the products’ packaging a warning that their use increases risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior. More

RECENT SURVEYS AND REPORTS
Survey: Four in 10 U.S. adults use CAM
According to a recent National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine survey, an estimated 38% of American adults and 12% of children use some form of complementary or alternative medicine. More

Costs of treating cardiovascular disease on the rise
The hospital costs associated with treatment for cardiovascular conditions rose 40% between 1997 and 2006, according to a recent Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality report.
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AHRQ: Pressure ulcer hospitalizations on the rise
According to a recent report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, hospital stays involving patients with pressure ulcers rose nearly 80% from 1993 to 2006.
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Cancer declining in both men and women
For the first time ever, total cancer diagnoses and deaths are decreasing in both U.S. men and women, according to the latest annual report by the nation's leading cancer organizations.
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LEARNING CENTERS

  • Allergic Asthma Resource Center Developed in Partnership with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America(AAFA)
    Despite treatment, many of your patients' asthma symptoms may not be under control. They may have allergic asthma, the most common form of asthma, which is triggered by allergens like pet dander, dust mites or mold. An IgE test is one way to help determine if your patients' asthma is allergic. AAFA, as part of their "What’s My IgE" educational program, encourages healthcare professionals and patients to discuss whether an IgE test is appropriate.
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  • Catheter-Associated UTI Knowledge Center: Improving Practice, Improving Outcomes
    Catheter-associated UTI can seriously hinder your patient's recovery and add days to their hospital stay. Recent changes in Medicare reimbursement related to hospital-acquired, catheter-associated UTI has become an issue for nursing staffs. Learn strategies to prevent and treat UTI in your patients through free CE credit, webcasts and more...
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ADVANCING YOUR PRACTICE

  • Understanding insulin pumps
    Insulin pumps deliver rapid- or short-acting insulin around the clock. Click here to find out how.

  • Putting a stop to dysfunctional uterine bleeding
    By Denise McEnroe Ayers,RN, MSN, and Mariann Montgomery, RN, MSN
    Click here to learn how to search for the source of abnormal bleeding and help your patient get back on track.

BONUS CONTENT FROM NURSING MADE INCREDIBLY EASY!
Stay up to date on important practice issues with this bonus content from the editors of Nursing made Incredibly Easy!

  • Tips for new nurses
    By Jennifer Wright, LVN
    Are you a new nurse? Click here for tips that will help prepare you for the challenges you'll face.

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  EDUCATION EXTRA

Don't miss these peer-reviewed, continuing education articles from the January/February 2009 issue of Nursing made Incredibly Easy! For staff development instructors and nursing faculty, we've included PowerPoint slides (links below) that you can use as the basis for your lectures on these topics.

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