A special thank you, for Nurses Week!
Being a nurse is one of the most challenging and rewarding jobs you can have. For all you do, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins would like to say thank you. We know that providing the highest quality care to your patients is very important to you. Having access to the latest evidence and best practices is key, so we are offering the current issue of all our nursing journals free for Nurses Week, May 6th through May 12th. A special discounted subscription will also be offered to you for any of the nursing journals that you may be interested in receiving.
Call for all Florida NPs—there is still time register for the 2012 NCNP!
There is still time to register for the National Conference for Nurse Practitioners, taking place at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort May 16 -19. This is a great opportunity for NPs living in the Florida area to make a day trip or a weekend getaway. This conference is a unique chance to network with other professionals, attend informative workshops, and take skill-building courses. For more information please visit www.ncnpconference.com or e-mail Karyn.Cousart@wolterskluwer.com.
FDA warns against the use of certain HPV and hepatitis drugs together
The FDA recently changed the warning labels for the hepatitis C drug, Victrelis, to indicate that it should not be taken with the HIV drug Ritonavir. Studies have shown that the co-use of these two treatments can cause an HIV virus to develop immunity or resistance to Ritonavir.
Berries may prevent women from cognitive decline in old age
Berries have always been considered a super food for health, but research conducted at the Harvard Medical School has found that women who consume both strawberries and blueberries also have a slower decline in their cognitive abilities as they age. The berries have a high concentration of flavonoids, and incorporating them into a healthy diet is relatively easy. Researchers concluded that the berries delayed cognitive decline by up to 2 ½ years.
Exposure to air pollution while pregnant may impact childhood weight issues
A recent study published in American Journal of Epidemiology suggests that mothers who are exposed to air pollution may be putting their child at risk for obesity later in life. The study found that compounds found in air pollution such as BPA, phthalates and parabens impact weight. Children who were exposed to these compounds during a pregnancy were 79% more likely to be obese, and also exhibited several behavioral issues between the ages of 5 and 7.
Attention DNP candidates and recent grads!
The Nurse Practitioner journal is now accepting scholarly clinical projects for our 2013 special issue focusing on the DNP. The top 3 submissions will be published. Please address all inquiries to Daniella.Thoren@wolterskluwer.com or submit your manuscript to http://www.editorialmanagager.com/lwwesubmissions/, by November 1, 2012. Please include the words “DNP Submission” at the top of your manuscript, otherwise we will not be able to categorize your submission properly.
The Nurse Practitioner has just launched a new app version of our print journal now available in the iTunes App Store! Tell us what you would find most helpful in an app for nurse practitioners by taking our Quick Poll at
Peripheral Neuropathy: Evidence-based treatment of a complex disorder
By Margaret Hammersla, MS, CRNP, and Jane Faith Kapustin, PhD, CRNP, BC-ADM, FAANP
Earn 2.5 Contact Hours
Meeting the challenge of IBS
By Diana L. Wadlund, MSN, RN, CRNFA, CRNP
Earn 2.8 Contact Hours
Uncomplicated UTIs in women
By Nancy K. Lowe, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN, and Nancy A. Ryan-Wenger, PhD, RN, CPNP, FAAN
Strategies for success as a clinical preceptor
By Lucille R. Ferrara, EdD, MBA, RN, FNP-BC