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December 20, 2010

Dear Colleague,

This last issue of the year is always a time for me to reflect on what has happened over the past 12 months. It has been a big year for nursing and healthcare - passage of the Affordable Care Act of 2010, The Future of Nursing Report, and the whistleblower case against two nurses in Texas are a few of the highlights that quickly come to my mind. In 2010, we also saw big changes in CPR recommendations , the devastating earthquake in Haiti, and the withdrawal of the original study citing a link between vaccines and autism.

Here at NursingCenter, we’ve continued our mission of sharing the latest clinical and professional information and news from our journals and newsfeed, as well as providing you with a multitude of CE opportunities. I’ve enjoyed pulling together our Focus On collections to bring you compilations of topical resources right at your fingertips. I hope you’ve enjoyed our eNewsletters as well as free access to all our patient education tools.

A highlight for me this year has been interacting with you on our social media platforms. On our Facebook page, we’ve learned from each other through comments, quick quizzes, and discussions. Twitter has been a vast source of two-way information sharing and conversation as well. As for our blog, what a neat way to be able to “chat.” I hope our discussions can continue!

To wrap up 2010, we’ve compiled our top 10 lists below. Also, after a year of daily nursing tips on Twitter, I thought I’d compile 25 of my favorites to share with you. You can access them here. We’ll be looking for you to share your own nursing tips with us in 2011 - stay tuned!

Have a wonderful holiday season!


Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP
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Sepsis Alert: Avoiding the Shock
Nursing2010, April 2010

Acute Abdomen: Shaking Down the Suspects
Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!, January/February 2010 

Addressing Noise in the NICU
Advances in Neonatal Care, October 2008

Alzheimer's Disease: An Elusive Thief
Nursing Management, June 2008 

An Overview of Sepsis
Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, September/October 2008

Caring for a Patient with a Hip Fracture
LPN2009, May/June 2009 

Every Nurse Is an HIV Nurse
AJN, American Journal of Nursing, March 2010 

Glycemic Control In The Hospital: How Tight Should It Be?
Nursing2009, November 2009 

Identifying Intestinal Obstruction: Better Safe Than Sorry
Nursing2008 Critical Care, September 2008 

MRSA Reduction: Myths and Facts
Nursing Management, May 2009


22nd Annual Legislative Update Regulatory and legislative successes for APNs
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care, January 2010

Functional Decline in Hospitalized Older Adults
AJN, American Journal of Nursing, January 2006

Interpreting and Using the Arterial Blood Gas Analysis
Nursing2010 Critical Care, May 2010 

Assessing and Developing Critical-Thinking Skills in the Intensive Care Unit
Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, January/March 2010 

Missed Nursing Care: A Qualitative Study
Journal of Nursing Care Quality, October/December 2006

Acute ischemic STROKE
Nursing2010 Critical Care, January 2010 

Acuity Systems Dialogue and Patient Classification System Essentials
Nursing Administration Quarterly, October/December 2007 

Get a Positive Outcome from Negative Pressure
Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!, January/February 2010 

Peak Technique: Simplifying Neurologic Assessment
Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!, March/April 2010

Taking Steps to Prevent Pressure Ulcers
Nursing2010, March 2010



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