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March 18, 2011

Dear Colleague,

This month is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Now is a good time to review screening recommendations, both for yourself and your patients. Here we go:

For more information on colorectal cancer screening, visit The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Cancer Institute, American Cancer Society, and U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
Also, be sure to peruse the articles in More Resources for more information about screening, symptom management, treatment, and more. Our next issue will focus on pain management, and as always, we’ll bring you the latest articles and CE opportunities too!

Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP
Clinical Edito

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Join Anne Dabrow Woods, MSN, RN, CRNP, ANP-BC, Chief Nurse, who will lead a roundtable conversation with five of the leading LWW nursing journal editors to discuss what this report realistically means to staff nurses, advanced practice nurses, nurse educators, nurse managers and administrators and the nursing profession. Register today for the LWW Nurse Editors’ Roundtable - The Future of Nursing.

Two new journals have been added to our library:  Journal of Geriatric Physical TherapyJournal of Women's Health Physical Therapy.

Attention CIN readers:  Beginning in February, CIN will publish new, original content ONLINE each month. This represents a near doubling in the number of peer-reviewed, research-based articles delivered to subscribers.


Here’s an interesting study on the attitudes of laypersons on intimate touch provided by nurses in general and male nurses in particular. Take some time to read Original Research: 'How Should I Touch You?': A Qualitative Study of Attitudes on Intimate Touch in Nursing Care.
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It is often caregivers who navigate the healthcare system and serve as an essential link to ensure continuity of care between acute care/clinic facilities and the home environment. Remember the importance of caregiver learning and support - read Family Caregivers: Present and Accounted For.
Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!
(1.8 contact hours)

Emphysema is one of the two types of COPD. It is a progressive disease that worsens over time and is a major cause of disability in the U.S. Learn about Lung Volume Reduction Surgery: A Treatment Option for Severe Emphysema.
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Review our Recommended CE list on acute kidney injury, gait disorder in older adults, incontinence and incontinence-associated dermatitis...


Help parents make informed decisions. Brush up on the facts about vaccine-preventable communicable diseases and vaccine safety by reading Closing the Immunization Gap.
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care Share:

Obesity has significant implications on a child's health. Learn how to identify obesity and recognize risk factors for the development of Type 2 diabetes by exploring Pediatric Obesity & Type 2 Diabetes.
MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing

Refresh your knowledge of cellulitis and explore the current evidence on hot and cold adjuvant therapies. Be sure to read Hot or Cold? Treating Cellulitis.
Nursing2011 Share:

Browse our Recommended Readings on pediatric obesity & type 2 diabetes, assessment and management of chest pain, oxygen therapy, 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 Benlysta (belimumab) for the treatment of adult patients with active, autoantibody-positive systemic lupus erythematosus who are receiving standard therapy.
  • The FDA has approved the following generic equivalents:
    • Emoquette (desogestrel and ethinyl estradiol) 0.15 mg/0.03 mg tablets for the prevention of pregnancy in women who elect to use oral contraceptives as a method of contraception. This is a generic version of Ortho-Cept tablets.
    • docetaxel 20, 80, and 160 mg vials at a 10 mg/mL concentration for the treatment of breast cancer, gastric adenocarcinoma, head and neck cancer, non-small cell lung carcinoma, and prostate cancer. This is the generic version of Taxotere.

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