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November 4, 2009

Dear Colleague,

November is American Diabetes Month®. Consider these statistics reported by the American Diabetes Association:

  • 24 million children and adults in the United States live with diabetes.
  • 57 million Americans are at risk for type 2 diabetes.
  • If current trends continue, 1 out of every 3 children born today will face a future with diabetes.
Glycemic Control in the Hospital: How Tight Should It Be? CE
What's New and Different in Diabetes Care
Resistance Training in the Treatment of Diabetes and Obesity: MECHANISMS AND OUTCOMES
Facilitating Patients' Diabetes Self-Management: A Primary Care Intervention Framework
Diabetes Crisis in Pregnancy: A Case Report   
  Diabulimia: What It Is and How to Recognize It in Critical Care CE
  Are You Ready To Care For A Patient With An Insulin Pump?

Take some time to brush up on your knowledge of this disease by reading the articles in More Resources. Also, be sure to check out our vast collection of clinical resources in Focus On: Diabetes.

Don't miss our next enewsletter with a focus on pain management, plus the latest articles and CEs.

Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP
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Delivering evidence-based nursing care is an important goal for all healthcare institutions. Anne Woods, CNO of Lippincott Williams & Wilkins and Ovid, will host a free webcast on evidence-based nursing on November 17th from 1 to 2pm. Joining Anne will be Kathleen Russell-Babin, Senior Manager of the Institute for Evidence-Based Care at Meridian Health and Catherine Boss, Coordinator of Library Services for Jersey Shore University Medical Center. They will discuss how their health system is tackling this very important issue and making evidence-based care a reality. Register for this webinar.

In addition, on December 3rd and 4th, Meridian's Institute for Evidence-Based Care will be hosting a conference, Knowledge in Motion: Interdisciplinary Evidence-Based Care. The conference is designed for those who are looking to increase their knowledge and skill in evidence development, review and use. Find out more information about this conference.

The latest clinical resource, Focus On: Asthma is now posted! Make sure you are up-to-date with the latest information by exploring this collection of articles and access the ready-made PowerPoint Presentation as well as the handy Take5 on classifying asthma severity and classes of asthma medications. Purchase the entire 23 article set together with the PowerPoint slides and the Take5 for only $19.95 or purchase the articles you choose for only $1.99 each!

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) includes both deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). Many of us have cared for patients with a diagnosis of VTE or at risk for this complication. The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing has published a supplement devoted entirely to this major and often unrecognized cause of morbidity and mortality. Read this free supplement now.

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Focus On: Trauma, Focus On:Diabetes, and LGBTQ Cultures; What Health Care Professionals Need to Know About Sexual and Gender Diversity.


Although rare, life-threatening injuries can and do occur to recreational skiers and snowboarders. Learn about risks and how to intervene when injuries happen by reading Winter Emergencies: Managing Ski and Snowboard Injuries.
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As a profession, we are accountable to provide safe, high-quality, research-based care that is also cost-effective. Don’t miss Keeping It Real: Evidence-Based Practice in Home Healthcare.
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How does Stopping Eating and Drinking differ from other practices to hasten dying? How is it the same? What are the legal and ethical implications?
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Review our Recommended CE list on catheter-related bloodstream infections, drug administration, managing the difficult airway...


Do you understand the factors that affect homeostasis and blood pH? Review what happens in two common, potentially life-threatening metabolic imbalances by reading Body Out Of Balance: Understanding Metabolic Acidosis and Alkalosis.

What nurse wouldn’t want to work in an environment where a high degree of teamwork is the norm? Examine this cross-sectional study which explores Nursing Teamwork, Staff Characteristics, Work Schedules, And Staffing.
Health Care Management Review

Hepatitis can range from mild to severe, depending on the cause. Brush up on the causes and possible treatments by reading this Update on the Treatment and Management of Patients with Hepatitis.
Journal of Infusion Nursing

Browse our Recommended Readings about the guide to nursing organizations, hypothermia, and more.


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...


The FDA has approved the following new drugs:

  • Votrient (pazopanib) - an angiogenesis inhibitor to treat advanced renal cell carcinoma
  • Cervarix (human papillomavirus bivalent [types 16 and 18] vaccine, recombinant) - to prevent cervical precancers and cervical cancer associated with oncogenic HPV types 16 and 18 in females 10 to 25 years of age

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