February 2018 Vol. 13 No. 2

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Advancing nurses’ roles in care coordination

By Elizabeth Moore Traditionally, care coordination has been a central role for nurses, who are key to ensuring patients’ multidimensional needs are being met at the bedside, as…
Atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation

Patient history, new symptoms, and assessment findings prompt a call for the rapid response team Takeaways: Atrial fibrillation results from rapid electrical activity that arises from different ectopic…
Concussion: Prevention, assessment, and management

Concussion: Prevention, assessment, and management

Concussion, a subset of mild traumatic brain injury, can lead to long-term effects, including chronic traumatic encephalopathy. (See Con­cussion’s impact.) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)…
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From the Ethics Box: Right to Try

Q: My patient is terminally ill. There may be a treatment, but it isn’t FDA approved. Do patients have a right to try investigational treatments, and what are the…
Hypothyroidism and nursing care

Hypothyroidism and nursing care

Learn to recognize the symptoms of this commonly overlooked condition. By Dorothy Moore, DNP, FNP-C, CCRN Sandra Reynolds, a 64-year-old homeless woman, is admitted to your unit for…
job risk health ant

Is your job a risk to your health?

By Susan M. Priano, PhD, RN Nurses employed in U.S. hospitals are at risk for poor health outcomes due to unhealthy lifestyles and their work environment. Ranked by…
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Key competencies for nursing

To innovate is to put new ideas into practice or existing ideas into practice in new ways. Innovation isn’t new, but its prominence and need in health care…
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Landing a clinical practicum preceptor

Preparation and perseverance will help you find the right preceptor and site. Takeaways: Before beginning your preceptor search, know your school and specialty requirements for clinical preceptors. Perseverance…
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No simulation lab? No problem

Learn how to bring the patient-simulator experience to nursing units to prepare for emergencies. Takeaways: Bring the patient simulator experience to your unit to practice mock codes. Ensure…
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Presentations: From commitment to call to action

Making a connection between your opening and closing engages the audience and enhances learning. By Tresa Kaur, PhD, RN-BC, CNE, CHSE, CTN-A Takeaways: Presentations are most effective when…
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Responding to disasters

A conversation with Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams  In the wake of natural and human-made disasters, nurses confront tragedies and heal communities. No one knows this better than Rear…
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Test-taking tips

Use your critical thinking skills to ace your next exam. Takeaways: The key to successful test taking is accurately identifying what the question is asking. Carefully read the…
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The nurse’s growing role in media

Use your clinical expertise to communicate with your community. By Alice Benjamin, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC It’s no secret that nurses are the heartbeat of healthcare, working long hours…
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What #MeToo means for nurses

The #MeToo movement has taken the world by storm, and many say it’s been a long time coming. The New York Times revelation last fall seemed shocking at…
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Your journey to authentic leadership

Our trajectory as nurse leaders frequently begins when someone notices our clinical acumen and informal leadership skills. We’re handed a set of keys to an office and asked to…

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