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Letter to the Editor – Recognizing Heart Failure Symptoms Can Improve Patient Self-Management

Dear Editor: Authors Sharon Vincent and Karen Mutsch discuss the increased incidence of heart failure in Americans ,and that by improving self management will promote better outcomes. They provide several interventions to assist in enhancing...

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Consider adoption You are skilled at the art of patience. You know you to give excellent care under pressure. You know how to show care and then say goodbye. You understand why it’s important to have a great...

Letters to the Editor – March 2009

Avoiding the dangers of I.V. phenytoin  As an infusion nurse specialist, I’d like to add some information to and clarify some points in “Phenytoin: Keep patients in the range and out of danger” in the...

Letters to the Editor – January 2009

Why not a bachelor’s degree in 10? I agree that advanced education for RNs should be mandated, as described in “BSN in Ten” in the November issue. I don’t agree, however, with the narrow focus...
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Letters to the Editor – December 2008

A glimmer of hope after breast cancer I want to thank Mary K. Hughes for her article “Sex after breast cancer: Helping your patient cope” (October). I was one of the lucky ones: I...

Letters to the Editor – November 2008

Easy and inexpensive   Thank you for Susan Fetzer’s excellent article, “Putting a stop to postop nausea and vomiting,” in the August  issue. One treatment that wasn’t mentioned is inhaled 70% isopropyl alcohol. To use it,...

Letters to the Editor – October 2008

Novice nurses: Leading the way against nurse abuse  In the informative and timely article “No more nurse abuse” (July), John Murray points out that novice nurses are more likely to report abuse or harassment to...

Letters to the Editor – August 2008

Nursing pins, nursing pride   I read the letter “Nursing school pin: Not for sale at any price” in your June issue with great interest. Like Theresa Stephany, I believe pins shouldn’t be sold to non-alumni....

Letters to the Editor – July 2008

Sacred cows and road runners American Nurse Today is one of the few publications I look forward to receiving, and I read it from cover to cover. It keeps me grounded in important practical and...

Letters to the Editor – June 2008

Choose your battles with physicians wisely   “Don’t tolerate disruptive physician behavior” (March) really hit home. When I started on a cardiothoracic stepdown unit a year ago, I knew I’d be working with surgeons, who don’t...

Letters to the Editor – May 2008

Dimensions of pain distraction I read with applause "Assessing the seven dimensions of pain" in the February issue. I work in a large teaching institution in the Midwest, where we have the luxury of an...

Letters to the Editor – April 2008

Letters to the Editor - April 2008

Letters to the Editor – March 2008

A glimpse into what matters   I wanted to give you an update on Mark, the young man in my article, “The freeing force of laughter” in the August issue. His mother called to tell...