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New guidelines for exercise during cancer treatment

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recently released new guidelines for exercise prescriptions while patients are undergoing cancer treatment. The updated guidelines include the following points: Exercise is an important tool for cancer prevention,...

New research in the prevention of venous thromboembolism

By American Nurse Today Editorial Staff Research Objective A recent study examines the use of intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) to prevent venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients who are at high-risk for the condition after surgery. Methodology The open, blinded, randomized...

Continuing care without walls

By Julie Cullen, Managing Editor, American Nurse Today This long-term care option definitely got my attention…for my older relatives and also for myself in the not-too-distant future: continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) without walls. And...

Easing pain—mindfully

By Julie Cullen, Managing Editor, American Nurse Today Chronic pain can be all-consuming. I’ve witnessed it first hand with a friend of mine who was in a hotel elevator that crashed six floors. Her life...

Medical Cannabis: What Nurses Need to Know

Nurses can help patients make smart decisions by educating themselves. Takeaways: Nurses frequently treat patients who use or are considering using cannabis as a medicine. Finding and validating information can be challenging, but proper and...

Six ways to prevent medication diversion in home care

An article in HomeCare outlines six strategies for preventing medication diversion in the home. Home and hospice care is an integral part of the US healthcare system, but there can be many risks associated with...