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Introducing the Safe Use Initiative
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has launched the Safe Use Initiative, a program to identify and reduce preventable medication risks in conjunction with regulatory agencies, healthcare providers, insurers, and consumers.


Smoking bans effective in reducing heart attacks
Smoking bans reduce heart attacks associated with secondhand smoke, according to a recent Institute of Medicine report.

Healthcare spending rising for middle-aged Americans
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality reports that spending on healthcare for Americans ages 45 to 64 nearly doubled between 1996 and 2006 to $370 billion.

A call for chronic pain education
More emphasis should be placed on training doctors and healthcare professionals to treat chronic pain, according to a new report by the Mayday Fund Special Committee on Pain and the Practice of Medicine.

Falls send more than 2 million elderly patients to ED
According to a recent report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, community hospital EDs treated more than 2 million elderly patients for injuries from falls in 2006, resulting in $6.8 billion in emergency and inpatient care.




  • Get a real world education through simulation
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    A patient on continuous cardiac monitoring experiences ventricular fibrillation and dies without her monitor sounding or displaying an alarm. How can you prevent this from happening? Click here.

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    By Kathleen D. Pagana, PhD, RN
    Etiquette is more than just please and thank-you. Knowing how to present yourself in a professional manner helps you stand out and increases your chance for career success. Find out how here.



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