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  THIS JUST IN December 2011  

Eating canned food raises BPA levels

A new study by Harvard researchers found that people who ate one serving of canned food daily over the course of five days had a tenfold increase of bisphenol-A (BPA) in their blood.

The Joint Commission offers free guide to working with LGBT patients

A downloadable field guide from the Joint Commission urges U.S. hospitals to create a more welcoming, safe, and inclusive environment that contributes to improved healthcare quality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) patients and their families.

New FDA webpage promotes safe sharps disposal

A new FDA webpage provides tips for consumers to safely dispose of needles and other sharp devices that are used outside of healthcare settings.

Improving palliative care in emergency medicine

IPAL-EM offers a central portal for sharing essential expertise, evidence, and tools, as well as practical resources, to assist clinicians and administrators with the successful integration of palliative care and emergency medicine.


Earn CME/CE credit by reading these peer-reviewed, continuing education articles from Nursing2011 and taking the tests.

Getting "hip" to hip hemiarthroplasty
Judith A. Nagle, MSN, CNOR, FNP-BC

Focus on central venous pressure monitoring in an acute care setting
Patricia L. Burchell, BSN, RN, SANE-A, and Kelly A. Powers, BSN, RN

Bonus Content
Be sure to take advantage of these bonus articles from Nursing2011! By accessing them through your eNews link, you can read the articles free of charge.

Too good for this world
Robin K. Brunner, RN, CCRN

Action Stat: Renal colic
Ellen Pfadt, MSN, RN, and Dorothy S. Carlson, DEd, RN

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Outpatient Infusion Services: 2012 Documentation & Coding Update
Be ready when changes take effect January 1!
Professionals in hospitals like yours are voicing questions and concerns about what will happen with Medicare coding and documentation rules for outpatient infusion services in 2012. Join us for this December 8 webcast, which will examine next year’s changes, providing expert analysis and interpretation — how you’ll be impacted on a daily basis. The response to last year’s webcast was phenomenal. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain essential insights into the new year! To register: Click here, or call MedLearn at 1-800-252-1578. Receive a 10% discount when you enter the following discount code: LPCINF12



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