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Perioperative

August 2008 Vol. 3 No. 8

Author: Alyssa McGraw, BSN, RN

Web Exclusive! An update of drug news, including alerts, approvals, and removals, at www.AmericanNurseToday.com/journal.

August 2008 Vol. 3 No. 8

Author: Edward Hoffman, PhD

Perioperative nurses work on the front line caring for patients undergoing operative and other invasive procedures. They collaborate with patients, families, and members of the surgical team in hospitals, day-surgery (ambulatory surgery) units, clinics, and physicians’ offices. They focus on planning, implementing, and evaluating care of the surgical patient . . .

July 2008 Vol. 3 No. 7

Author: Karen Kelly, EdD, RN, CNAA-BC

Certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) were once called the “best kept secret in health care,” but not today.
With the U.S. population aging and more surgical procedures being performed in ambulatory surgical centers and physicians’ offices, the demand for anesthesia care is growing. And nurses are entering the field . . .

June 2008 Vol. 3 No. 6

Author: Cynthia M. Shedosky, BSN, RN

Failure to rescue is most common safety mistake in hospitals      
HealthGrades’ fifth annual Patient Safety in American Hospitals Study found that failure to rescue and other patient safety incidents led to 238,337 potentially preventable deaths during 2004 through 2006, which cost the federal Medicare program $8.8 billion. The . . .

August 2008 Vol. 3 No. 8

Author: Susan Fetzer, PhD, RN

GI distress after surgery is a scary prospect for patients, and an all-too-common reality. But it isn’t inevitable. Learn how to minimize your patients’ risk and relieve their symptoms.

May 2007 Vol. 2 Num. 5

Author: Lawrence P. Carey, PharmD

These six drug profiles, along with the six in the March issue of American Nurse Today, bring you up to date on significant advances in drug therapy.

April 2007 Vol. 2 Num. 4

Author: Marion Condon, MS, RN

Technological advances, special equipment, and screening algorithms help healthcare facilities and nurses meet the needs of bariatric patients while reducing worker injury.

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