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Pain Management / Sedation

February 2008 Vol. 3 Num. 2

Author: Cory Silkman, MAR, BSN, RN-BC

Pain affects many aspects of your patient’s reality. Learn about the seven dimensions of pain and how to evaluate them.

December 2007 Vol. 2 Num. 12

Author: Susan B. Fowler, PhD, RN, CNRN, FAHA

Music can decrease patients’ pain and anxiety, lower their pulse and blood pressure, and reduce their need for sedation.

December 2007 Vol. 2 Num. 12

Author: Margaret A. Fitzgerald, DNP, APRN, BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP

Many people assume herbs can’t cause harm, and neglect to tell healthcare providers they’re using them. This article will boost your herbal awareness and help you eradicate herbal ignorance among patients, colleagues, family, and friends.

September 2007 Vol. 2 Num. 9

Author: Jennifer FitzGibbons, MSN, APN, C

Fibromyalgia produces many symptoms but no signs, so some clinicians dismiss it as a wastebasket diagnosis. But the pain is very real, and patients with fibromyalgia need you to understand their pain – and try to relieve it.

November 2006 Vol. 1 Num. 2

Author: Sonya Flanders, RN, BSN, CCRN

American Diabetes Association releases food guidelines for specific medical categories
“When you’re talking about diabetes, there is no ‘one size fits all’ diet,” said Ann Albright, PhD, RD, President-Elect, Health Care & Education, American Diabetes Association (ADA). And the new ADA guidelines make that clear by providing specific . . .

October 2006 Vol. 1 Num. 1

Author: Nancy Winter, RN, MSN, CNA

CDC recommends annual flu shots for children ages 2 to 4
For the first time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is endorsing yearly flu shots for healthy children ages 2 to 4, as well as their household contacts and out-of-home caregivers.

 Since 2004, the CDC . . .

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