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November 2009 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses

Breast Cancer Screening: When the Evidence Scares Us
November 20, 2009 2:28 PM by Linda Jones
Nurses are big proponents of evidence-based practice. Nurses are working hard to move away from "this is how it's always been done," or "I had a patient once who had a reaction to that treatment so I don't do it." A big part of looking at evidence is Read More...
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A Lone Ranger Tweets for Blood
November 17, 2009 10:55 AM by Valerie Newitt
Some people scoff at the younger generation's seeming dependence on social media. "Who needs text messaging or Facebook or MySpace? What's wrong with picking up the phone and calling someone?" ask some old-schoolers. And they'll further the attack with, Read More...
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Flu Vaccine Safety
November 12, 2009 2:42 PM by Joe Darrah
According to an MSNBC report, a14-year-old Virginia boy developed Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) within hours of receiving an H1N1 vaccine. Jordan McFarland, a high school athlete from Alexandria, reportedly left Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children the Read More...
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For Vets, Healthcare Gaps May Be More Deadly than Modern Warfare
November 11, 2009 7:43 AM by Valerie Newitt
On a brief jaunt last week, I met a fellow traveler -- a retired military officer whose career spanned various deployments to Germany, Panama and Vietnam. We discussed at length the tone of the nation in the 1960s when he was fighting an unseen enemy Read More...
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ANA Asks Nurses to Get Vaccinated
November 3, 2009 9:51 AM by Linda Jones
The American Nurses Association President Rebecca M. Patton, MSN, RN, CNOR, has written a letter to all ANA members , urging them to get vaccinated for seasonal influenza and the H1N1 virus. ANA believes it is important to get this message to registered Read More...
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