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    LPN2009 eNews -- June

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Stay up-to-date with Nursing Center’s swine flu resource center
Let us help you stay up-to-date about influenza A (H1N1), or swine flu. Review key facts, stay in-the-know about World Health Organization alerts, get the latest drug recommendations for treatment and prophylaxis, and more.

Hospital care quality is improving--how does your facility measure up?
The quality of hospital care is improving at an annual rate of almost 3%, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s National Healthcare Quality Report 2008. More

Boost your quality of care
The American Hospital Association has launched Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence, a quality initiative to help hospital leaders improve patient experiences and outcomes based on the Institute of Medicine's six aims for improvement. The initiative includes a free guide with nearly 30 case studies. More

How do you rate on hand hygiene compliance?
The Joint Commission has released a guide to help healthcare practitioners assess compliance with hand hygiene guidelines. More

Heart failure guidelines update focuses on treating hospitalized patients
Published online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and Circulation, the focused revision of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association 2005 guidelines provides updates on the diagnosis and management of heart failure, incorporating the latest research findings.

New recommendations available for managing asthma in pregnant women
Pregnant women with asthma should actively manage their asthma in order to optimize the health of mother and baby, according to new management recommendations published in the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.


  • Is low back pain getting on your nerves?
    By Yvonne D’Arcy, CRNP, CNS, MS
    Low back pain is a very common patient complaint. Learn how to keep your patient pain-free here.
  • Understanding pneumonectomy
    By Penny L. Andrews, RN, BSN, and Nader M. Habashi, MD, FACP, FCCP
    Various diseases or traumatic injury may require the surgical removal of the entire lung, known as pneumonectomy. Click here for what you need to know about this procedure.



Stay up-to-date on important practice issues with this bonus content from the editors of LPN2009.
  • Deep impact: Informatics and nursing
    By Joyce Sensmeier, RN,BC, MS, CPHIMS, FHIMSS
    The goal? Use IT to increase efficiency, safety, and efficacy. Find out how here.




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