Take Note - Practice Updates

June 2017 Vol. 12 No. 6

The Iowa Model used for implementing evidence-based practice has been revised, according to a report in Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing. Read more . . .

June 2017 Vol. 12 No. 6

The U.S. Preventive Services Task has released a recommendation statement on screening for colorectal cancer; the statement recommends that screening should start at age 50 years and continue until age 75 years. Read more

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June 2017 Vol. 12 No. 6

In simulated out-of-hospital arrests, drones carrying an automated external defibrillator arrived sooner than EMS, reducing response time by about 16 minutes, reports a study in JAMA.
In a study involving simulated out-of-hospital cardiac arrests, drones carrying an automated external defibrillator arrived in less time than emergency . . .

June 2017 Vol. 12 No. 6

A study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society provides an overview of caregivers, including the tasks they perform and how it affects them.

Study Examines Caregiving by Family Members, Other Unpaid Individuals. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Research Summary.

It’s estimated that nearly 30 percent of . . .

May 2017 Vol. 12 No. 5

The number of women living with metastatic breast cancer increased by 4% from 1990 to 2000 and by 17% from 2000 to 2010, according to a study in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Researchers project the number will increase by 31% from 2010 to 2020. Read more . . .

May 2017 Vol. 12 No. 5

Patients who consume 2 or more ounces of tree nuts (for example, almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans, and cashews) per week lower their risk of colon cancer recurrence, according to a study to be presented at the upcoming ASCO annual meeting. Read more . . .