Combo of polio vaccines may boost children's immunity
Fewer children who received an injection of the inactivated polio vaccine in addition to the live oral polio vaccine had traces of serotypes 1 and 3 of the virus in their stool compared with those who received the oral vaccine alone, according to a study in The Lancet. Reuters
Measurement type affects dosing errors in child medications
Parents who used a teaspoon or a tablespoon to measure doses of child medication had a twofold increased risk of making a dosing error compared with those who measured the medication in milliliters, a study in the journal Pediatrics showed. Among the 287 parents included in the study, 39% made an error in measuring out the dose, while 41% did not know the correct prescribed dose. DailyRx.com
Gain awareness from neonatal experts
Your neonatal nursing education is important in providing the optimal care for your patients. When you attend NANN's Annual Educational Conference, you will learn from highly qualified professionals in the neonatal nursing profession. Back by popular demand, Mary Coughlin, RN, MS, NNP, will present the physiologic and psychoemotional impact of trauma exposure in the NICU at Friday's general session. This session will allow you to gain awareness on self-care strategies designed to preserve and protect their professional integrity. Groups that learn together succeed together! NANN members can save $55 registration when a group of five or more NANN members, from the same institution, register together. Grab your friends and colleagues and travel to Phoenix, Sept. 10 to 13, where you can earn up to 23.5 CNE contact hours and 6.25 pharmacology hours. Don't miss out! Register by Monday, Aug. 4, and save $100 off your registration fee. Register now.
Interested in presenting your research?
NANN's Program Planning Committee invites you to submit your abstract for presentation at the 2015 Annual Educational Conference! Abstracts should appeal to both the novice and expert neonatal nurse. Suggested areas of interest include: developmental care, pharmacology, advances in research, implementation of evidence-based practice and more. Personal findings and research are highly encouraged. The deadline to submit is Monday, Nov. 3. The 2015 annual conference will be held in Dallas, Oct. 22 to 25. Learn more.
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