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Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Last night, Sharon Cox spoke to us about managing our energy, not our time. At the end of her presentation she mentioned taking time for ourselves and activities we enjoy. She suggested that one of those activities should be reading books with inspiration as the focus. So, what’s Sharon currently reading?
 
The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer
Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott
Listening Below the Noise: The Transformative Power of Silence by Anne LeClaire
Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom by Rick Hanson
 
What’s on your to-read list?

Thursday, October 09, 2014
Nursing Management Congress starts this week! We open on Sunday with two full-day pre-conferences: New Manager Intensive Day 1: Focus on Finances, and NE/NEA Prep Course Day 1. The New Manager Intensive continues on Monday with a focus on leadership. Also on Monday is a half-day session for the more advanced leaders called Strength-Based Leadership for the Experienced Nurse Manager.
 
Monday evening is our grand opening of the exhibits and poster presentations. We have over 100 poster submissions and are looking forward to learning about all of the evidence-based outcomes. While you’re checking out the exhibitors and poster s, stop by our booth to say “hi” and grab some Nursing Management swag!
 
Make sure that you download the Congress app , sponsored by Bon Secours Health System, which allows you to create and manage your schedule, take notes during the sessions, view speaker bios and sessions, vote for your favorite poster presentation, and access presentation slides. It’s available across all mobile device platforms as well as laptops and desktops.
 
 
If you haven’t registered yet, there’s still time. Go to our registration page here, or sign-up onsite at the Mirage .
 
Don’t forget: Follow us on Twitter @nm_congress, like us on Facebook NMC-Nursing Management Congress, and tag us in all of your posts with #nmcongress14.
 
See you in Vegas!

Monday, October 06, 2014
Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Massachusetts General Hospital have created a pill coated in microscopic needles (microneedle pill) that “can inject drugs directly into the lining of the stomach after the capsule is swallowed.” So far, it’s tested promisingly in animal subjects. The microneedle pill delivered insulin better than a subcutaneous injection and without any adverse reactions.
 
Currently, insulin is the only drug that’s been tested, but researchers are confident that “it would be most useful for delivering biopharmaceuticals such as antibodies, which are used to treat cancer and autoimmune disorders like arthritis and Crohn’s disease.” It may also be capable of delivering vaccines that are normally injected.
 
What are your thoughts on this novel pill?

Thursday, October 02, 2014
Now that the first case of Ebola has been officially diagnosed in the United States, it may be helpful for healthcare professionals to review the following resources from the CDC. First, is an algorithm for the returned traveler. Second, is a checklist for patients being evaluated for Ebola.
 
Additionally, the CDC released Interim guidance for emergency medical services (EMS) systems and 9-1-1 public safety answering points (PSAPs) for management of patients with known or suspected Ebola Virus Disease in the United States. Although not geared directly toward clinical nurses and nurse leaders, it has information that’s important for us to know.

Monday, September 29, 2014
Nursing Management is celebrating its 45th year of publication! We’re so excited to share this milestone with all of you. We wanted to say thank you for continuing to choose us as your go-to journal for excellence in nursing leadership. Check out our timeline of the past 45 years on the website and in our October (Congress14) issue.
 
Here’s to the next 45!
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“Think About It” is an extension of Nursing Management. Here, you can read and discuss professional information geared toward helping nurses excel as leaders. This blog tackles important topics without the worry of print publication deadlines!

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