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  THIS JUST IN April 2011  

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Need CE contact hours? Get them online by reading our web-only article “My aching back: Relieving the pain of herniated disk” by Suzanne M. Bonner, BSN, RN, CMSRN.

Number of U.S. cancer survivors increases

The number of cancer survivors increased from 9.8 million in 2001 to 11.7 million in 2007, according to a new CDC report.

Database tracks healthcare reform legislation

The National Conference of State Legislatures has launched a database to capture state actions related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care Education and Reconciliation Act.

EXTRA: Preventing BSIs

On the Cusp project reports 35% reduction in CLABSIs

According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, central line-associated bloodstream infections in adult ICUs were reduced an average of 35% at hospitals participating in the On the CUSP: Stop BSI project.

CDC issues new guidelines for preventing intravascular catheter-related infections

The CDC has issued a 2011 update to its Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections; these guidelines were last updated in 2002.


Earn CE credit by reading these peer-reviewed, continuing education articles from Nursing made Incredibly Easy! and taking the tests.

Put a cap on community-acquired pneumonia
By Vicky P. Kent, PhD, RN, CNE

Family caregivers: Present and accounted for
By Jo Nell Wells, PhD, RN-BC, OCN, and Carolyn Spence Cagle, PhD, RNC

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Understanding care bundles
By Kim McCarron, MS, CRNP

The QT interval: How long is too long?
By Natalie K. Cox, RN

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