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Rapid withdrawal from antidepressant drugs can cause serious problems in acute-care patients. This article explains why acute-care nurses need to put antidepressant discontinuation syndrome on thier radar screen.
When a dehydrated patient falls into a stupor and her vital signs head south, a rapid response team can help unit nurses stabilize her quickly – and avoid the semmingly inevitable.
Even if you’re accustomed to inserting feeding tubes, the procedure can cause complications. The authors provide safety guidelines to help you make feeding-tube insertion safer.
Technological advances, special equipment, and screening algorithms help healthcare facilities and nurses meet the needs of bariatric patients while reducing worker injury.
Fluid loss…poor tissue perfusion…oxygen deprivation…acidosis…multisystem organ failure. Unless interrupted, the scary chain of events in hypovolemic shock leads to death. Learn how to hault this perilous process with early assessment and masterful management.
Is your facility doing enough to help stroke patients survive and regain functional independence? Find out how a national evidence-based initiative helps hospitals deliver better stroke care.
Original nursing research explores nurses’ rationales for using sterile technique instead of clean technique in particular circumstances – and reveals wide practice discrepencies.
A smoking cessation instructor helps you ditch cigarettes forever. Find out which cessation method suits you best, ways to cope with cigarette cravings, and how to get back on the wagon if you relapse.
ANA pledges to work with new leaders of the 110th Congress. ANA seeks Nurses for its political action leader (N-PAL) program.
Through focused soul-searching, you can create a more fulfilling and enriching career. The author tells how to brainstorm to find the nursing career that really floats your boat.
This article kicks off our series that examines the distinguishing traits of Magnet hospitals and discusses strategies that can make healthcare facilities more “magnetic.”
If you’re a nurse-manager who continually struggles to fill open shifts, find out how online shift-bidding technology can boost staffing efficiency, decrease costs, and enhance nurses’ satisfaction and retention.