August 2021 Vol. 16 No. 8

arrhythmogenic-cardiomyopathy

An overview of arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy

Understanding conditions that can cause this disorder will help nurses educate and care for patients. Takeaways: Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (ACM) is a description given to various rare conditions that…
ANA-news

ANA Enterprise News | August 2021

Virtual Hill Day spotlights three key issues More than 300 enthusiastic and informed nurses attended nearly 325 virtual Congressional meetings from all 50 states during the American Nurses…
aromatherapy

Aromatherapy: Essential oils and nursing

Explore this option for enhancing well-being Takeaways: Aromatherapy is a growing holistic therapeutic option, but is not typically taught in nursing school. Essential oils affect the hippocampus, activating…
common-hearing-loss-adults

Common causes of hearing loss in adults

Nurses can help reduce potential loss of quality of life. Takeaways: Approximately 16% of adults age 18 years and older report trouble hearing Symptoms of hearing loss can…
denture-care-promotes-good-health

Denture care promotes good health

Advocate careful cleaning and storage.  Takeaways: Microbial plaque that accumulates on dentures may be harmful to oral mucosa and overall health. Dentures must be cared for the same…
EI

Emotional intelligence takes practice

Implement the four pillars to reduce burnout. Takeaways: Emotional intelligence (EI) promotes considering our own and others’ emotions before responding to conflict In nursing, can elevate professional practice…
genomics and precision health

Genomics and precision health

Looking into the future At the June 2021 American Nurses Association (ANA) Membership Assembly, we discussed an important topic that many of us know little about: genomics and…
today I am grateful for

How practicing gratitude helps nurses avoid burnout

Burnout and emotional exhaustion were ongoing risks for nurses long before the COVID-19 pandemic. Now these hazards have only worsened. According to the National Institute of Health Care…
medical-device-development

Medical device development

Things to know before you make the leap Takeaways: Nurses are perfectly positioned to engage in medical device development. The pathway to medical device development includes intellectual property…
nephrology-nurse-leaders

Nephrology nurse leaders

Rising to the pandemic’s challenges  As the COVID-19 pandemic has unfolded, healthcare workers worldwide have grappled with the ravaging effects of this novel infectious disease. When it became…
nurse-suicide

Nurse suicide attempt survivors

Easing back safely to the work environment Frequently, suicide ideation is a manifestation of mental illness, such as depression or anxiety disorder. However, even without a history or…
nurses during covid

Nurses during COVID-19’s next wave

We need to accept responsibility for our choices. I’m proud to be a nurse. You’ve made me prouder of my profession than I’ve ever been before. In the…
person-centered-care-dementia

Person-centered care and dementia

Best practices for residents living in long-term care Takeaways: A growing body of evidence supports the idea that personhood and selfhood are not lost even in advanced dementia.…
protest-accountability

Protesting and accountability

To: Ethics Advisory Board    From: Confused protestor Subject: Sanctioned for expressing my moral point of view   I participated in what was planned and advertised as a peaceful…
APRNs

Seize the moment

The drive to full practice authority One of the many ways nurses have risen to the occasion during the COVID-19 pandemic has been for those with advanced practice…
support-nurse-health-walking-program

Support nurse health with a structured walking program

Identify barriers and create structure to aid participation.  Takeaways: Supporting nurses to embrace a healthy lifestyle can have a positive outcome on their well-being. A structured walking program…
unplanned-unforeseen-unemployment

Unplanned and unforeseen unemployment

 Prepare now so you’re not caught off guard.  Takeaways: Most nurses never expect to be terminated from their jobs. Preparing for unexpected job loss can help you navigate…
patient-refusal

When a patient refuses a nurse assignment

Develop a plan to address the refusal and support staff.  Takeaways: Addressing the issue of patient refusal of a nurse assignment requires understanding three factors: the patient, the…

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