July 2020 Vol. 15 No. 7

Be alert for Kawasaki disease

Early detection is key to avoiding heart disease. Takeaways: If Kawasaki disease (KD) is recognized and treated early, children can…

Claiming our rights

The pandemic has cast a spotlight on human rights. According to CNN, the night-shift emergency department (ED) nurses at a…

COVID-19 resilience and recovery

Resilience takes collaboration and alignment. Undoubtedly, we’re navigating in unprecedented times. At a rapid pace, we’ve borne witness to a…

July 2020 Vol. 15 No. 7

Many patients and some providers refuse palliative care because they associate it with imminent death and “giving up.” However, nurses can…

Lead toxicity in children

Assessment and prompt intervention can prevent harm. Takeaways: Lead toxicity can cause behavioral, cognitive, or motor problems in children. Nurses’…

Lean on me

Taking care of nurses’ mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic is pushing nurses to their limits. The…

Mindfulness for medication safety

Break the cycle of rushing and multitasking. Takeaways: Patients experience an average of one medication error per day. Many medication…

Stroke: Act FAST

Quick action ensures timely therapy. Takeaways: The FAST acronym (Face, Arm, Speech, Time to call 911) are critical to recognizing…

The Bedside Mobility Assessment Tool 2.0

Advancing patient mobility. Takeaways: Complications of immobility lead to patient harm including cardiovascular, respiratory and musculoskeletal deterioration. The Bedside Mobility…

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