Take Note - Practice Updates

January 2017 Vol. 12 No. 1

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have released guidance for fish consumption; the guidelines are targeted to women who are pregnant, may become pregnant, or who are breastfeeding and to parents of young children. Read more . . .

January 2017 Vol. 12 No. 1

Nurses should wear fresh lab coats every shift to minimize risk of infection, according to a study in American Journal of Infection Control. Read more . . .

December 2016 Vol. 11 No. 12

In-bed cycling starting within the first 4 days of mechanical ventilation is safe and feasible for ICU patients who are hemodynamically stable, according to a study in PLOSOne. Read more . . .

December 2016 Vol. 11 No. 12

Adolescent girls with body image misperceptions are more likely to have had at least one drink in their life, and more likely to have engaged in episodes of heavy drinking, according to a study in Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. Read more and access the abstract . . .

December 2016 Vol. 11 No. 12

Emotional/interrelational aspects of care are integral to family member satisfaction with care provided in an intensive care unit (ICU), reports a study in Nursing Research. Read more . . .

November 2016 Vol. 11 No. 11

Adolescent e-cigarette users have increased rates of chronic bronchitis symptoms, according to a study in American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Read more and read the study abstract . . .