One question that continues to haunt the nursing profession is, "Will there be another big nursing shortage?" The United States is projected to need at least 500,000 nurses by 2022. However, when taking into account retirement and attrition, that number escalates to 1.5...
This simple gesture makes a huge difference. Staff members are important and remembering their names gives them the respect and recognition they deserve. Names can be hard to remember as the weeks go by, so sometimes I write them in my clinical notebook as a reminder.
Best-selling books have been written about what makes a leader great. Ivy League graduate business schools have designed their curricula around the question, and many award-winning movies and documentaries have featured the making of great nurse leaders. The characteristics...
Small molecules and monoclonal antibodies that inhibit the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) are frequently used in the treatment of metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer, colorectal cancer and head and neck cancer....
The FDA recently issued a warning to patients and health care professionals that rare but serious allergic reactions have been reported with skin antiseptic products containing chlorhexidine gluconate. The agency reported...
Laser pretreatment seems the most effective way to enhance methyl aminolevulinate hydrochloride-induced protoporphyrin IX (PPIX) formation in photodynamic therapy (PDT), according to Danish researchers. As Dr. Christiane Bay told Reuters Health by email, the research team...
Intralesional immunotherapy is more effective than cryotherapy for treatment of wart lesions, according to a study published in the International Journal of Dermatology. Fahime Khozeimeh, MD, from the Mashhad University of Medical...
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