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January 6, 2010

Dear Colleagues,

Happy New Year! I’ve been catching up on some journal reading through the holidays and thought I'd share some inspiring editorials from the talented writers, editors, and publishers at Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. While I'm always impressed by the clinical and professional content presented in our journals, I've really gotten a lot out of the more personal and insightful words of the staff. Thought I'd share them with you - I've listed my latest favorites in our More Resources box. Also included in the list is a recent article revealing how one hospital used candy to get staff excited about research. Enjoy!

If The Shoe Fits...Don't Get Too Comfortable!
Continuing Your Nursing Education
The Timeline Of Our Lives
A Closing Word: First Impressions
Prevention—What Is Your Strategy?
Professional Growth: Sweet steps to an active nursing research program
Editorial: A New Year Brings New Opportunities

Wishing you a happy and healthy 2010!

Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP
Clinical Edito

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Don’t miss our latest clinical resource: Focus On: Influenza. Read the latest articles and CEs, and access our readymade PowerPoint slides on H1N1 and handy Take5 about the H1N1 vaccine. Also on NursingCenter: Focus On: Asthma, Focus On: Trauma, Focus On:Diabetes, and LGBTQ Cultures; What Health Care Professionals Need to Know About Sexual and Gender Diversity

AJN presents “Ask the Authors” on January 22!
As part of its series, Evidence-Based Practice: Step-by-Step, AJN is hosting a call with author Ellen Fineout-Overholt from the Arizona State University College of Nursing and Health Innovation’s Center for the Advancement of Evidence-Based Practice. This is your chance to get a personal consultation from the experts! Dial-in on January 22 at 3:30 PM EST. In the U.S. and Canada, dial 1-800-947-5134 (International, dial 001-574-941-6964). When prompted, enter code 121028#. (Limited to first 60 callers.)


Guillain-Barré Syndrome, or GBS, is a rare disease characterized by ascending, symmetric paralysis that usually affects the cranial nerves and the autonomic nervous system. Learn the causes, signs and symptoms, treatments, and more by reading Guillain-Barré Syndrome: A Nursing Nightmare That Usually Ends Well.
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Brush up on the issues associated with caring for the patient with AIDS and PCP. Be sure to explore Care of the AIDS Patient With Pneumocystis Pneumonia.
(2.5 contact hours) Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing

What is a virtual ICU and how does it work? Find these answers and more by reading Proven Again... Innovative Integration Of The Virtual ICU In Long-Term Care.
(1.6 contact hours)
Nursing Management

Review our Recommended CE list on acute pancreatitis, motorcycle safety initiative, acquired fecal incontinence...


Don't miss these updates on treating ingested-poison toxicities and snakebites. Be sure to read
Emergency: Poison Control Therapy.
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Caring for a patient with schizophrenia in a med-surg unit can be challenging. Brush up on this disease and gain insights into your patients' behavior by exploring Caring For A Patient With Schizophrenia In A Med-Surg Unit.

Remember, when assessing the abdomen, perform the steps in this order: inspection, auscultation, percussion, and palpation. Fine tune your skills by reading Topics in Progressive Care: Assessing the Abdomen.
Nursing2009 Critical Care

Browse our Recommended Readings on calming patient agitation with dexmedetomidine, preventing identity theft, managing atrial fibrillation...


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 Sanofi's Fluzone High-Dose influenza vaccine to prevent disease caused by influenza virus subtypes A and B in people 65 years of age and older, who are at the highest risk for influenza complications.

See more drug news.



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