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Compassion fatigue risk among skilled nursing facility nurses

Compassion fatigue risk among skilled nursing facility nurses

Self-care combined with organizational support can aid prevention and resilience. Takeaways: Skilled nursing facility (SNF) nurses caring for older adults experience a variety of resident...
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Avoiding Alarm Fatigue in the NICU

Alarm fatigue is a significant concern in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) where oxygen therapy is one of the most common therapies used...
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Nurse fatigue: The silent epidemic

Mitigating this serious threat to health and safety Are you getting the recommended 7 to 9 hours of sleep in a 24-hour period? According to...

Nurse fatigue: Short on sleep, short on safety

Shift work, organizational barriers, and nurse preferences continue to challenge nurse wellness. Takeaways: Shift work—including long shifts, rotating shifts, double shifts, evening and night shifts—has...

Finding healing through compassion fatigue

When I joined the nursing profession, I never imagined sharing my most vulnerable thoughts and emotions as a nurse and a human just a...
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Nurse fatigue: A shared responsibility

RNs and employers can work together to promote healthy sleep. GETTING ADEQUATE REST is important for everyone, especially when fewer daylight hours in the fall...
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Nurse perception of alarm fatigue impacts compliance with alarm management

Education can help nursing staff gain control and improve patient safety. Takeaways: A standardized unit-based education program increases nurse awareness of clinical alarm fatigue. ...
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Deep brain stimulation possible option for fatigue in patients with MS

A pilot study published in Neurology: Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation reports that treatment deep transcranial magnetic stimulation significantly reduces symptoms of fatigue in patients with...
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Behavioral interventions can combat cognitive fatigue in patients with MS

Behavioral interventions, such as potentially winning money as a goal, can reduce cognitive fatigue in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study...

It’s alarming – Nurse Fatigue

Have you become desensitized to alarms? I stepped onto an elevator with three other people, their eyes glued to their phones. Just as the doors...

Fighting the effects of nurse fatigue

Have you ever gotten home from a shift and forgotten the journey from the hospital to your house? Are you ever irritable and cranky, but...
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Let’s work together to solve long hours and nurse fatigue

NURSE FATIGUE may seem inevitable in many healthcare environments, with a portion of registered nurses (RNs) consistently working past their normal shifts—jeopardizing their own health and potentially crossing...
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Compassion fatigue: Are you at risk?

For many of us, nursing isn’t just what we do; it’s who we are. Most of us became nurses because we care about people...
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Combating change fatigue in today’s healthcare environment

Those who work in the healthcare industry are well aware of its constantly changing landscape. Healthcare institutions are challenged to balance the provision of...

Our Readers Respond to “Do you hear what I hear? Combating alarm fatigue”

I wish to provide a different perspective on the article entitled “Do you hear what I hear? Combating alarm fatigue” written by Peggy A....

Do you hear what I hear? Combating alarm fatigue

As you enter your unit to begin your shift, a cacophony of alarms from multiple devices greets you. The cacophony continues throughout your entire...

Study: Fatigue common in CHD

A study in Nursing Research found that 40% of patients with stable coronary heart disease (CHD) reported fatigue more than 3 days a week...

Tired of caring? You may have compassion fatigue

Do you have trouble remembering what drew you to nursing? Do you take alternative paths through the unit to avoid running into a patient’s...

Better sleep: Antidote to on-the-job fatigue

Everyone benefits when healthcare workers get adequate sleep.

Joint Commission releases Sentinel Event Alert on healthcare work fatigue and patient safety

On Dec. 14, The Joint Commission issued a Sentinel Event Alert on healthcare worker fatigue and patient safety. Read the report, which includes recommendations...

Preventing physician fatigue

Learn about new recommendations for reducing physician fatigue

Persistent fatigue after breast cancer may speed aging

Researchers have found that persistent fatigue in breast cancer survivors may be caused by disruption in the autonomic system, and could make some patients...

How to fight fatigue in patients with cancer

“Cancer’s paint box includes many shades of fatigue.” —Dana Jennings, a patient with prostate cancer who blogs for The New York Times The shock of a...

Too tired to be safe? ANA position statements call for RNs and employers to...

Two recent ANA position statements discuss the dangers of worker fatigue and recommend solutions.

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Recognizing stroke symptoms via telephone triage

Telephone triage has increased in popularity due to the pandemic. Patients preferred an alternative to visiting an urgent care, physician office or the hospital....
Magnet® and COVID-19 response

Magnet® and COVID-19 response

Emergent change requires a framework that supports nurses.  Takeaways: Settings enculturating the Magnet® framework were better able to cope with pandemic-related challenges. The pandemic healthcare...
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Pulmonary hypertension: Consider the “zebra”

Lack of treatment response requires additional investigation.  Takeaways: Older adults seen by primary care nurse practitioners may have vague, atypical signs and symptoms. Looking beyond...
Discontinuing medically administered nutrition

Discontinuing medically administered nutrition

Support patient’s values, beliefs, and goals.  Takeaways: Medically administered nutrition and hydration (MANH) is indicated for individuals with chronic, complex, or serious illness for whom...
Atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation: Recognition and management to improve quality of life

Keep patients at the center of decision making.  Learning Objectives  Describe atrial fibrillation and symptoms associated with it. Describe management of atrial fibrillation. Describe how...
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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and the trajectory of care

This case presentation illustrates ALS progression and accompanying care. Takeaways: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis care focuses primarily on palliation. Nurses must know how to identify symptoms,...
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Blue light and sleep: What nurses need to know

Strategic interventions can improve alertness and sleep.  Takeaways Sleep is a key component of a healthy lifestyle. Bright or blue light exposure before bedtime can...
A federal agenda for action

A federal agenda for action

Elevating the voice of nurses on the pandemic and beyond. As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its third year, the American Nurses Association’s (ANA) federal legislative...
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Walking in Uncertainty: The future of American healthcare

Existential angst has been our constant companion over the last two years as the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has shaken our healthcare system — and our very...
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VIDEO: U. of Louisville Health nurses discuss pandemic struggles

Compassion fatigue, staffing, personal loss and more On the February 6 edition of 60 Minutes, nurses and staff from University of Louisville Health (UofL Health)...
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Driving staffing solutions

Stakeholders join forces to address the nursing shortage.     The COVID-19 pandemic response has magnified long-standing nurse staffing deficits burdening the workforce. In a September 2021...
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Anxiety in primary care: A primer for APRNs

Learn about the symptoms and treatment options, and cultivate a referral network.  Takeaways: Anxiety disorders commonly present in primary care settings, and advanced practice RNs...

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