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When good intentions go wrong in nursing

Each day, every minute, nurses make countless decisions. Rigorous training, education and experience are supposed to prepare the nurse to respond appropriately when faced with decisions regarding patient care. Although safety nets are put in place and procedures are developed,...

source: By Joan Spitrey
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Monthly blood transfusions may lower the chances of "silent" strokes in some children with sickle cell anemia, a new clinical trial indicates. The study, reported in the Aug. 21 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, found...

source: HealthDay News via U.S. News and World Report

According to a new study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics, pediatric patients with newly diagnosed leukemia who were admitted to the hospital on the weekend had a longer length of stay, a small...

source: Oncology Nurse Advisor

Children with sickle cell anemia and asymptomatic neurologic injury were 58 percent less likely to suffer a repeat cerebral infarction while undergoing regular blood transfusions, according to a small study.

source: Medscape (free login required)

Each day, every minute, nurses make countless decisions. Rigorous training, education and experience are supposed to prepare the nurse to respond appropriately when faced with decisions regarding patient care. Although safety nets are put in place and procedures are developed,...

source: By Joan Spitrey

For many years, a nurse was looked upon as little more than a handmaiden. “Most people think nurses give shots or is someone who wears a cap,” said Dana Samson, facilitator for the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at the University of Nebraska...

source: The Star-Herald

APHON is a proud supporter of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses' Day on Sept. 8. Visit the APHON website for many great ideas on ways you can celebrate this important day.

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