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July 18, 2012

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Test your knowledge of I.V. therapy by answering the following questions:

Increasing the Use of ‘Smart' Pump Drug Libraries by Nurses: A Continuous Quality Improvement Project

Short Peripheral Intravenous Catheters and Infections

Development of a Compatibility Chart for Intravenous Y-Site Drug Administration in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Assessing Guidelines for the Discontinuation of Prehospital Peripheral Intravenous Catheters

Original Research: Local Anesthesia Before IV Catheterization

Intravenous Therapy: A Review of Complications and Economic Considerations of Peripheral Access

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We've pulled together the content and organized our dermatology articles and skin care related articles with continuing education opportunities for your convenience. You'll also find news related to each dermatology disorder and topic with resources that you can share with your patients. Take some time to explore our Clinical Updates on Dermatology Disorders.

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Read about an unusual but potentially fatal consequence of excessive beer consumption known as beer potomania. Learn its dangers, how to recognize it, and the critical, very specific treatment needed to avoid serious complications, including osmotic demyelination syndrome (ODS) by examining Beer Potomania: Drink In This Atypical Cause Of Hyponatremia.
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Colorectal cancer screening (CRCS) is the only way to detect colorectal cancer in its earlier stages when morbidity and mortality are low. Learn about the best way to increase CRCS rates in the primary care practice setting by reading Strategies to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening.
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Nurses, as patient, family, and community educators, have a critical role in increasing awareness of obesity and its associated diseases. Review invasive and noninvasive management strategies to combat this epidemic in Obesity: Managing an Emerging Health Crisis.
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Review our Recommended CE list on Shingles: Chicken pox revisited, a candidate for ultrafiltration?, organ donor considerations...

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Because health care providers typically see diabetic patients for only short periods of time in hospitals and clinics, laypeople are increasingly helping patients learn how to perform the daily self-management that diabetes requires. Learn more about Community Health Advisors in Diabetes Cares.
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Aortic dissection involves a tear in the aortic intima, creating a false lumen and allowing blood to collect between the intima and media. Brush up on assessment findings and necessary interventions for this life-threatening emergency by reading ACTION STAT: Acute Aortic Dissection.
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This article reviews the latest evidence-based guidelines and focuses on how to incorporate them into the primary care setting for adults already diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Don't miss Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: An Evidence-Based Update.
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The FDA has approved MenHibrix (meningococcal groups C and Y and Haemophilus b tetanus toxoid conjugate vaccine), indicated to prevent invasive disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroups C and Y and Haemophilus influenzae type b. MenHibrix is approved for use in children aged 6 weeks through 18 months.

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