Nursing2009 SDU eNews--June 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: Upcoming conference notice
Good reads: Don't miss these articles! notice
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Recommended Readings from Nursing2009

Don't miss these substantive, peer-reviewed articles in the June 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
  • Free Online Continuing Education for Nurses and Pharmacists: Home study webcasts, articles, and live online presentations are offered at this site--everything from treating end-of-life pain to MRSA to type 2 diabetes are available to see, read, and receive continuing education credits.. Access the site to check out the home study catalog as programs continued to be added.
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In the Know: New reports, resources, guidelines

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

Title: Update on Rheumatology
Authors: Leslie Neal-Boylan, PhD, CRRN, APRN-BC
Abstract: This is part one of a two-part continuing education series presenting a few of the many different types of rheumatic disorders, and new information pertaining to their diagnosis, treatment, and nursing implications. This article will enable the home healthcare clinician to be updated on the latest information with regard to these rheumatology disorders and their management for patients living with these disorders.
Source: Home Healthcare Nurse, May 2009, Vol. 27 No. 5

Title: The Use of Ultrasound to Improve Practice and Reduce Complication Rates in Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Insertions
Authors: The risk of thrombosis related to peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) is a well-known complication. A study was conducted to compare thrombosis rates associated with the old technique of inserting PICCs by visualizing veins in the antecubital fossa, using anatomical landmarks and palpation versus using ultrasound guidance to locate veins in the upper arm. The findings from the data collected on 538 patients included a significant decline in the thrombosis rates, as thrombosis decreased from 9.3% with the palpation method to 1.9% with the ultrasound method, and successful PICC placements by registered nurses increased from 76.9% when using the old method to 98.9% when using ultrasound guidance. This is the final report of the investigation.
Source: Journal of Infusion Nursing, May/June 2009, Vol. 32, No. 3

Title: New Drugs 09
Authors: Daniel A. Hussar, PhD
Abstract: In this article, you’ll learn about six new drugs, including: clevidipine, an I.V. antihypertensive for use when oral medication isn’t feasible; romiplostin and eltrombopag olamine, new agents for chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura; and C1 inhibitor (human) for hereditary angioedmea.
Source: Nursing 2009, June, Vol. 39, No. 6

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