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October 6, 2010

Dear Colleague,

Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is a rare form of breast cancer that is not usually associated with a lump or mass. It is extremely aggressive and symptoms can worsen quickly. Remind patients to contact their health care provider about any of the following signs or symptoms:

Read more about IBC and breast cancer by examining the articles in More Resources. Our next issue will have resources on HIV/AIDS, plus new articles and CEs!

Targeting the Red-Hot Danger of Inflammatory Breast Cancer

Acclimating to Breast Cancer: A Process of Maintaining Self-integrity in the Pretreatment Period

Quality of Life of Breast Cancer Survivors: A Comparative Study of Age Cohorts CE

Post-Breast Cancer Lymphedema: Part 1 CE

Post–Breast Cancer Lymphedema: Part 2 CE

Why Some Women Have an Optimistic or a Pessimistic Bias About Their Breast Cancer Risk Experiences, Heuristics, and Knowledge of Risk Factors

Patient Navigation in Breast Cancer: A Systematic Review


Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP
Clinical Edito

We have 2 new Focus On collections to share with you. In Trauma -- Fall 2010, you can review some trauma basics, go over management recommendations, and fine tune your knowledge of specific injuries. In Traumatic Brain Injury -- Fall 2010, brush up on your knowledge of traumatic brain injury, including  how it is diagnosed and managed, and read about potential cognitive and psychiatric issues. Both collections include journal articles, CEs, slide presentations and other resources.

Check out the latest posts by our nurses on NursingCenter's In the Round:

Hypovolemia is the most common cause of shock. Do you know how to recognize it and intervene? Don’t miss Traumatic Hypovolemic Shock: Halt the Downward Spiral.
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According to the CDC, 5.7 million people with diabetes remain undiagnosed. The American Diabetes Association recently endorsed assessing the level of a patient's glycated hemoglobin A1C (A1C) as a diagnostic method. Read more in Diagnosing Diabetes with A1C.
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care

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Identifying colonization with MRSA or MSSA before surgery is important to help reduce infections. Read about the effectiveness of preoperative surveillance and topical decolonization in Cut Down on SSIs.
Nursing Management
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Review our Recommended CE list on children with developmental disorders, stimulating critical thinking in nursing students...


Review the latest recommendations from the American Diabetes Association. Included in this article is a handy chart on correlating A1C with average blood glucose levels. Take some time to explore Standards of Care for Diabetes: What's New?Nursing2010

Hypothermia acts as a neuroprotectant; it protects ischemic tissues from cellular death. Learn about the history of therapeutic hypothermia and its use in patients with cardiac arrest, traumatic brain injury, and stroke by reading Therapeutic Hypothermia: Evolution or Revolution?
Nursing2010 Critical Care

What causes neutropenia? How can you best care for a neutropenic patient? Find out in Ask an Expert: Neutrophil Count Down, Infection Risk Up.
Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!

Browse our Recommended Readings on the impact of technology on nurse activities, the effects of hospital noise, error-reduction options, 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...


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