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July 8, 2010

Dear Colleague,

Summer is in full swing here in the northeastern United States and it’s off to a hot start here in Pennsylvania. What better time than now to share some articles about summer emergencies and injuries?

In addition to the related articles in More Resources, let me share 3 important patient education tools with you: Pool Safety, Severe Sunburn, and Poison Ivy. Be sure to share the important information and recommendations found in these tools with your patients. Also, don’t miss our next issue about management and leadership issues plus the latest articles and CE opportunities!

Summer Emergencies: Can You Take The Heat? CE

Emergency: Treating Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac

Wound Care: Foreign Bodies in the Skin

Ankle Sprains and Fractures in Adults CE

Skin Cancer: More Than Skin Deep CE
RED FLAGS: Recognizing and Treating Heatstroke

Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP
Clinical Edito

Fine tune your knowledge of strokes by accessing our newest collection, Focus On: Stroke. In addition to the most recent journal articles and CEs about stroke, you’ll find PowerPoint slides of Raising Awareness of Hemorrhagic Stroke and a handy Take5 resource, The NIH Stroke Scale. Our other collections include: Focus on: Diabetes Collection -- Spring 2010, Focus on: Nursing Ethics, Focus on: Pneumonia, and more.

Take some time to read our Special Report: Bone & Joint Health brought to you by HealthyWomen and NursingCenter.com. Don’t miss these resources for patients and clinicians.

From hand hygiene to in-patient bathing to general wound cleansing, the power of chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG), especially four percent CHG, is more important today than ever before. Read the white paper, Beyond Surgical Scrub: Preventing Infections Throughout the Healthcare Facility with Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG).

Stop by our blog NursingCenter's In the Round and read our latest posts:

In 2006, Harvard University's McLean Hospital researchers conducted a study of 3,000 men and women and found the percentage of males with eating disorders to be significantly higher than previously accepted. Brush up on your knowledge of anorexia nervosa and bulimia and learn about bigorexia, orthorexia, diabulimia, and more by reading Eating Disorders Today-Not Just a Girl Thing.
Journal of Christian Nursing
(2 contact hours)

Gain valuable information about 14 recently marketed new drugs, including an anti-platelet agent indicated to reduce the rate of thrombotic cardiovascular events in patients with ACS treated with PCI, and an antiarrhythmic indicated to reduce the risk of cardiovascular hospitalization in patients with paroxysmal or persistent atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter. Don’t miss New Drugs2010, Part 2.

(4 contact hours/4 advanced pharmacology hours)

What constitutes a successful rapid response team? What is the impact on nursing practice? What are the associated challenges?  Discover these answers and more by reading Rapid Response Teams Seen Through the Eyes of the Nurse.
AJN, American Journal of Nursing
(2.8 contact hours)

Review our Recommended CE list on stroke care in the 21st century, tremors, multidrug-resistant TB: what NPs need to know...


When and how do individuals use additional sources of health information (for example, Internet or television) to supplement information provided by healthcare professionals? Spend some time reading Patient Education Corner: Seeking Health Information: What Sources Do Your Patients Use?
Orthopaedic Nursing

Does Good Documentation Equate to Good Nursing Care? Don’t miss this article which explores the ethics of poor documentation, nursing standards of care with regard to documentation, moral distress, and the role of nurse administrators.
JONA's Healthcare Law, Ethics, and Regulation

Take a look at current drug therapy available for patients living with HIV. Make sure you have the latest information on the five classes of antiretrovirals approved for the treatment of HIV and AIDS by reading Med Check: An Update on HIV/AIDS Medications.
Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!

Browse our Recommended Readings on patient-controlled analgesia, why pharmacology matters, patient education in 5 easy pieces, 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 drug:

  • Jevtana (cabazitaxel), a microtubule inhibitor, for use in combination with prednisone for the treatment of advanced, hormone-refractory prostate cancer that has worsened during or after treatment with docetaxel.

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