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    LPN2009 eNews -- February

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Cherokee Uniforms announces LPN winner of Inspired Comfort Award
Melannie Miller, LPN, CLTC, of Kansas City, Mo., is the Grand Prize Winner of the Inspired Comfort Award for LPNs/LVNs. She’s being honored for the boundless compassion and service that she extends to others and the willingness to sacrifice her time to improve the lives of the needy in her community.

Atypical antipsychotic drugs increase risk of sudden cardiac death
A new study has found that patients who took atypical antipsychotics such as Risperdal, Seroquel, Zyprexa, and Clozaril had a significantly higher risk of sudden death from cardiac arrhythmias. More

CDC releases 2009 immunization schedules
The CDC has released its 2009 immunization schedules that call for annual flu vaccination for children ages 6 months through 18. More

HHS issues action plan to prevent healthcare-associated infections
The Department of Health and Human Services has issued a plan to reduce and prevent healthcare-associated infections. More

Antiepileptics associated with increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced that it will require the manufacturers of antiepileptic drugs to add to the products’ packaging a warning that their use increases risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior.


  • Understanding insulin pumps
    Insulin pumps deliver rapid- or short-acting insulin around the clock. Click here to find out how.
  • Putting a stop to dysfunctional uterine bleeding
    By Denise McEnroe Ayers, RN, MSN, and Mariann Montgomery, RN, MSN
    Click here to learn how to search for the source of abnormal bleeding and help your patient get back on track.



Stay up-to-date on important practice issues with this bonus content from the editors of LPN2009.
  • Focusing on video surveillance to reduce falls
    By Debbie Goodlett, RN, BSN; Christi Robinson, RN, CMSRN; Patricia Carson, RN, CMSRN; and Linda Landry, RN, CMSRN
    Concerned about your patients’ safety? Click here to read about how one group of nurses initiated an innovative fall reduction plan in their facility and reduced falls by 6%.



Don't miss these peer-reviewed, continuing education articles from the November/December 2008 issue of LPN2008!


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Despite treatment, many of your patients' asthma symptoms may not be under control. They may have allergic asthma, the most common form of asthma, which is triggered by allergens like pet dander, dust mites or mold. An IgE test is one way to help determine if your patients' asthma is allergic. AAFA, as part of their "What's My IgE" educational program, encourages healthcare professionals and patients to discuss whether an IgE test is appropriate.

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