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October 19, 2011

Dear Colleague,

Time to test yourself on emergency care! Try your hand at the following questions:

  1. For which anticoagulants are there no true reversal agents available?
  2. When are sutures contraindicated for laceration repair?
  3. What three barriers to stroke assessment are reported in Emergency Department Nurses' Perceived Barriers and Facilitators to Caring for Stroke Patients?
  4. When does the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend screening for suicidality?
  5. Can you name at least 2 clinical advantages to observation care?
  6. Pharmacologic Anticoagulation Reversal in the Emergency Department

    Wound Care and Laceration Repair for Nurse Practitioners in Emergency Care: Part II

    Emergency Department Nurses' Perceived Barriers and Facilitators to Caring for Stroke Patients

    Care of the Suicidal Pediatric Patient in the ED: A Case Study

    Emergency department observation units: A clinical and financial benefit for hospitals

    The Effect of Emergency Department Crowding on Patient Outcomes: A Literature Review

    How can nurses in the Emergency Department advance safe effective care when crowding is a daily challenge?

Find these answers by reading the articles in More Resources. Also, don’t miss our next issue for American Diabetes Month!

Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP
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Enjoy Focus On: Heart Failure - Fall 2011 -- an updated collection of heart failure resources. Read the latest updates and my list of "must-read" articles, brush-up on diagnostic measures and treatment options, learn about complications and read the latest research studies.

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Urinary incontinence is both underreported and undertreated, and can lead to a decreased quality of life. Learn more about identifying, diagnosing, and treating this condition in Understanding Stress Urinary Incontinence.
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Discover the key findings from last spring’s survey! Learn more about salaries and benefits of nurses across the nation in Nursing2011 Salary And Benefits Survey Report.
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Do patients ever come to you with information about their health or treatments that they’ve found after doing online research? Learn about reliable websites with high-quality health information as well as patient portals by reading Tech Talk: When Patients Seek Health Information Online. 
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Browse our Recommended Readings on making a team of experts into an expert team, treatment options for patients with kidney failure, when can you say no? 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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