February 2018 Vol. 13 No. 2

Atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation

Patient history, new symptoms, and assessment findings prompt a call for the rapid response team Takeaways: Atrial fibrillation results from…
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) estimates that approximately 30 million children in the United States participate in sports that put them at risk for head trauma and concussion. And many young athletes who experience mild head trauma don’t report symptoms until hours after the injury.

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…
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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 continues to increase. Addressing the complexities of healthcare delivery requires creative solutions and approaches that challenge the status quo. Building a culture of innovation necessitates developing skills that allow for ongoing innovation. For this reason, the American Nurses Association (ANA) is focused on nurse-led innovation for healthcare improvement as a part of its strategic goals.

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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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 the time—famed Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct in what appeared to be an alleged pattern of psychological manipulation and strategic harassment spanning decades. Apparently, some victims were paid for their silence. Most reactions I heard about the “Weinstein phenomena” from news reporters and colleagues agreed about one key point: It was wrong.

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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 take on a management role. Not surprisingly, we may question if we really know how to do every part of our expanding role, from budgets to quality metrics to program implementation and management focused on outcomes.

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