Nursing2009 SDU eNews--February 2009

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In this issue...
Recommended Readings from Nursing2009--major CE articles from the journal, plus ready-made lectures you can download
Online Presentations
In the Know: New reports, resources, guidelines
NNSDO Update: Standards revision notice
Good Reads: Don't miss these articles
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Recommended Readings from Nursing2009

Don't miss these substantive, peer-reviewed articles in the February issue of Nursing2009. You can use the PowerPoint slides (link below) as a ready-made lecture on this topic. The slides are to access at (click the "Educators" button).

Online Presentations
  • International Stroke Conference 2008
    In this series of online presentations taken from the International Stroke Conference 2008, you can choose from a variety of topics pertinent to nurses in the care of patients with stroke. Topics include post-stroke depression, neurologic assessment, and self- management. Learn evidence-based current, applicable information pertaining to stroke care from your colleagues in the field as presented at the conference dedicated to the care of patient with stroke.
  • Emerging Technologies in Nursing and Nursing Education
    Learn the latest technologies in nursing from this interactive Power Point slide presentation from a renowned educator. Technology is always changing, especially in healthcare. Whether in the clinical setting or education, you’re sure to find this presentation full of takeaway information you can use in your practice.

In the Know: New reports, resources, guidelines

NNSDO Convention 2009
July 9-12, 2009, in Philadelphia, PA
Where our Historic Past Meets our History-Making Future!

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

Title: New Drugs ’09: Part I
Authors: Daniel Hussar, PhD
Abstract: In this article, you’ll learn about ten new drugs. Join the author for this look at some exciting new drugs…such as a new beta-blocker for hypertension, a new subcutaneous injection for opioid induced constipation, and a new drug to combat postoperative ileus.
Source: Nursing2009, February 2009, Vol. 39, No. 2

Title: Boost Your Asthma IQ
Authors: Margaret McCormick, RN, MS
Abstract: Get the tools you need to gain a better understanding of asthma in adult patients so you can help them deal with this chronic disease. This article will cover the anatomy and physiology behind asthma, and give the nurse the latest in care and management techniques. In this continuing education article you can boost your asthma IQ while earning CE credits as well.
Source: Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!, January/February 2009, Volume 7, Number 1

Title: Caring for a Patient with a Temporary Pacemaker
Authors: Damon B. Cottrell, CCNS, CCRN, ACNS-BC, CEN, and Eugenia (Gena) Welch, RN, CCRN, MSN
Abstract: Temporary pacemakers are typically used in an emergency to achieve adequate cardiac output. Here’s everything you need to know about these lifesaving devices and how to care for patients who have one. In this continuing education offering you can learn the latest on pacemakers and earn CE credits in the process.
Source: LPN2009, January/February 2009, Volume 5, Number 1

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