Technology / Equipment

November 2014 Vol. 9 No. 11

Author: Lori A. Catalano, JD, MSN, CCNS, PCCN

Electronic health records (EHRs) are here to stay. Beginning January 1, 2014, all public and private healthcare providers were required to adopt and demonstrate “meaningful use” of EHRs to remain eligible for Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement. The “meaningful use” provision contains criteria that must be met, including adoption of an . . .

July 2014 Vol. 9 No. 7

Author: Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

On June 27, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Afrezza (insulin human) Inhalation Powder, a rapid-acting inhaled insulin to improve glycemic control in adults with diabetes mellitus. Read more . . .

July 2014 Vol. 9 No. 7

Author: Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

On July 3, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Beleodaq (belinostat) for the treatment of patients with peripheral T-cell lymphoma, a rare and fast-growing type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Read more . . .

June 2014 Vol. 9 No. 6

Author: Cindy Lefton, PhD, RN

On June 13, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) a new use for Lymphoseek (technetium 99m tilmanocept) Injection, a radioactive diagnostic imaging agent used to help determine the extent that squamous cell carcinoma has spread in the body’s head and neck region. Lymphoseek can now be used . . .

May 2014 Vol. 9 No. 5

Author: David Foley, MSN, RN, MPA

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has released “Screening for hepatitis B virus infection in nonpregnant adolescents and adults,” which recommends screening in patients at high risk for infection. Read a summary and access the full recommendations . . .

April 2014 Vol. 9 No. 4

Author: Miriam O. Young, MSN, RN

On April 3, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it is allowing marketing of an expandable, multi-sponge wound dressing to control the bleeding from certain types of wounds received in battle. For military use only, the XSTAT is a temporary dressing for wounds in areas that . . .

April 2014 Vol. 9 No. 4

Author: Cathy Catrambone, PhD, RN, FAAN; and Rachel Start, MSN, RN

A nurse working in the intensive care unit administers 100 mg of diazepam I.V. as ordered by the new resident. Although she checks on the patient often and records her findings, the patient dies of respiratory arrest. This is an example of which category of error?

a. Failure to . . .