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NP with breast cancer: “Listen to your patients”

By Julie Cullen, Managing Editor, American Nurse Today In 2015, Bridgett Spillers, FNP-C, was diagnosed with HER2-positive breast cancer. Bridgett recently shared a bit of her story with American Nurse Today. We specifically wanted to...

Champion Launches Premier Treatment Recliner for use in Oncology and Infusion Therapy

ELKHART, Ind. – The Alō Infusion Recliner is the newest seating selection by premier medical seating company, Champion Manufacturing Inc.  Widely known for their portfolio of recliners with true clinical effectiveness, the Alō has...

Vaping: 450 illnesses, 3 deaths

By Julie Cullen, Managing Editor, American Nurse Today E-cigarettes and vapes were supposed to a safer alternative for smokers. Rather than inhaling the toxic byproducts of traditional tobacco cigarettes, smokers breath the aerosolized vapor of...

Processing trauma: 5 suggestions

By Julie Cullen, Managing Editor, American Nurse Today How can nurses and other healthcare professionals support their patients in the aftermath of a national tragedy? An individual might not be directly involved in a natural...

Massive blood transfusion protocols

Takeaways  Mass transfusion operates best under a protocol developed by a multidisciplinary team. Using the ABC score can help rule out the need for massive transfusion. Replace coagulation factors when a patient...

Help prevent nurse suicide…bring it out of the shadows

By Julie Cullen, Managing Editor, American Nurse Today Depression is a treatable illness. If you or someone you know needs help, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Over a short period of time,...

California doctors oppose expanding NP authority amid provider shortages

By Julie Cullen, Managing Editor, American Nurse Today California is known as a progressive state open to innovation, but that doesn’t seem to be true when it comes to nurse practitioner (NP) independent practice. While...

Are nurses and doctors being exploited?

By Julie Cullen, Managing Editor, American Nurse Today Nurses and doctors almost always do the right thing when they’re asked to go above and beyond, even when it means foregoing personal time with their families...

FDA approves new treatment for VAP

On June 3, the FDA approved a new indication for Zerbaxa (ceftolozane and tazobactam) for the treatment of hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia (HABP/VABP) in patients 18 years and older. Read more at...

FDA approves treatment for episodic cluster headache

On June 4, the FDA approved Emgality (galcanezumab-gnlm) solution for injection for the treatment of episodic cluster headache in adults. Read more at fda.gov.

Home exercise program reduces falls among older adults

A home-based strength and balance retraining exercise program can significantly reduce subsequent falls in adults 70 years or older who have previously fallen, according to a study in JAMA. Read more at JAMA Network.

FDA approves first PI3K inhibitor for breast cancer

On May 24, the FDA approved Piqray (alpelisib) tablets, to be used in combination with fulvestrant, to treat postmenopausal women, and men, with hormone receptor (HR)-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative, PIK3CA-mutated,...

FDA authorizes marketing of Zika diagnostic test

On May 23, the FDA authorized marketing of ZIKV Detect 2.0 IgM Capture ELISA, the first diagnostic test for detecting Zika virus immunoglobulin antibodies in human blood. Read more at fda.gov.