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  THIS JUST IN September 2011  

For some hurricane evacuees, safety brought even more troubles

With the hope of avoiding a Hurricane Katrina situation, thousands of New York patients in low-lying hospitals and nursing homes in the projected path of Hurricane Irene were evacuated to safer ground. However, many of these vulnerable patients found themselves at risk anyway as facilities were unprepared for the influx of new patients.

Longer CPR is no better than shorter for cardiac arrest patients

During a cardiac arrest, time is of the essence. A new study from the New England Journal of Medicine, however, finds that a longer period of cardiopulmonary resuscitation may be no better than a shorter one.

What's bad sleep costing us? Try $65 billion

Lack of sleep has been linked to health problems like high blood pressure and even early death, and now a new study tallies another price: insomnia costs the average American worker 11.3 days, or $2,280 in lost productivity each year. That adds up to $63.2 billion (and 252.7 workdays) for the whole country.

Attention DNP candidates and recent grads!

The Nurse Practitioner journal is now accepting scholarly clinical projects for our April 2012 special issue focusing on the DNP. The top 3 submissions will be published. Please address all inquiries to or submit your manuscript to Please include the words “DNP Submission” at the top of your manuscript, otherwise we will not be able to categorize your submission properly.


Celiac disease: Helping patients live gluten-free
Cheryl L. Gainer, MSN, RN, CNM

Earn 2.1 Contact Hours

Women and heart disease: symptoms and treatment guidelines
Margaret Wells, PhD, NP and Melanie Kalman, PhD, RN

Earn 1.8 Contact Hours

NP management of chronic musculokeletal pain: A chart review

Constance J. Creech, EdD, RN, ANP-BC; Susan Clark, MSN, RN; Gena Grube, MSN, RN; Marcia Louisell-McFawn, MSN, RN; Jane Rench, MSN, RN; Karen Wiltse, MSN, RN and Marilyn McFarland, PhD, RN, CTN, FNP-BC

Contemporary approaches to adult obesity treatment
Jan Meires, EdD, ARNP and Catherine Christie, PhD, RD, LD/N, FADA

Stopping HAIs at their source
Irena Kenneley, PhD, APRN-BC, CIC

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