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In the Know: New reports, resources, guidelines
NNSDO Update: Upcoming conference notice
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  • HAI Prevention: What’s New & Noteworthy from the Infection Control Front: This 60-minute webinar will bring infection prevention practitioners up to speed on critical new data regarding these infections. Topics covered are: cost-effectiveness of infection control, new research on environmental contamination, and the effectiveness of antibiotic impregnated catheters.
  • AORN Perioperative webinar series: The MAGNET Journey. This first 60-minute webinar will take place on April 30, 2009. The objectives of this course are to explain the evolution of the new magnet model, relate the "forces of magnetism" to the new model, and describe the five components and their expected sources of evidence.

In the Know: New reports, resources, guidelines
  • FDA Statement, April 8, 2009: Raptiva (efalizumab) has been withdrawn from the U.S. market
  • April 13 2009: The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons has released several guidelines for diagnostic laparoscopy
  • FDA Update, April 14, 2009: Ceftriaxone (marketed as Rocephin and generics) addresses the interaction with calcium containing products. The FDA now recommends that ceftriaxone may be used with calcium containing products in patients 28 days of age.

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Good Reads: Don't miss these articles from other LWW journals

Title: Recommendations for Turning Patients With Orthopedic Impairments
Authors: Cynthia M. Gonzalez, Cynthia M. Howe, Thomas R. Waters, and Audrey Nelson
Abstract: Nurses and other caregivers face high risk for developing work-related musculoskeletal disorders associated with turning (logrolling) patients with orthopedic conditions. A task force including representatives from the National Association of Orthopedic Nurses, the American Nurses Association, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the Patient Safety Center of Inquiry at the James A. Haley Veterans Administration Medical Center in Tampa, Diligent Services, and Gulman Inc. developed an ergonomic tool for determining best practice for safe patient turning. Scientific evidence, concepts of ergonomic safety, and safe patient handling equipment were incorporated into this ergonomic tool. Earn 4.5 contact hours.
Source: Orthopaedic Nursing, Supplement: Safe Patient Handling in Orthopaedic Nursing, Vol. 28, No. 2, March/April 2009

Title: An Assessment of Anticipatory Grief as experienced by Family Caregivers of Individuals with Dementia
Authors: Angela Ross, PhD, and John C. Dagley, PhD
Abstract: This study contributes a deeper understanding of the anxiety, stress, and depression of caregivers of patients with dementia by examining the presence and extent of grief as part of their experience. Furthermore, this study identifies and examines the particular part of grief known as anticipatory grief. The Marwit-Meuser Caregiver Grief Inventory measures an individual’s total grief level specific to caregivers of patients with dementia. This study offers support that grief is present for caregivers of patients with dementia; anticipatory grief is part of the dementia caregiving experience, and the Marwit-Meuser Caregiver Grief Inventory-Short form is a reliable and valid instrument in evaluating anticipatory grief.
Source: Alzheimer’s Care Today, Vol.10, No. 1, January–March 2009

Title: Update on Women and Heart Disease
Authors: Jill R. Quinn, RN, CS-ANP, PhD, FAHA, FNAP
Abstract: Heart disease is the number-one killer in the United States, but did you know that more women die of it? Learn the updated strategies to protect and prevent women from increasing mortality due to heart disease by reading this article and earning 2.0 contact hours.
Source: Nursing Management, Volume 39, Number 8, August 2008

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