June 2017 Vol. 12 No. 6

Building trust in your leadership

Steve recently accepted an emergency department (ED) director position in a busy safety-net hospital. He knew the role would be challenging; the…

Communication for coordination

Key takeways – Communication across the continuum of care is more than “just read my notes.” – Consistent communication is…

FDA expands use of cooling cap

On July 3, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the expanded use of a cooling cap, DigniCap Cooling…

Lyme disease prevention and treatment

SCENARIO: When you meet your patient Tom for the first time, he reports fever, headaches, a rash on his stomach, and muscle aches.…
Parkinson disease and melanoma

Parkinson disease and melanoma

People with Parkinson’s disease have a higher risk of melanoma and vice versa, according to a study in the Mayo…
Nursing Insights

Partnering with subject-matter experts

Key takeways Choose the right subject matter expert to deliver an outstanding presentation. Collaborate with subject matter experts throughout the…

Profile of caregivers.

A study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society provides an overview of caregivers, including the tasks they perform…

Rapid screening for pairing antibiotics

Researchers have developed a rapid screening method to identify beneficial pairs of existing FDA-approved drugs to combat multi-drug resistant bacterial…

Relax with lavender

We all experience a certain amount of stress and anxiety, and in small doses it may even enhance school or job…

Revision of Iowa Model

The Iowa Model used for implementing evidence-based practice has been revised, according to a report in Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing.…

Save our soles

Key takeaways Prevention of diabetic foot ulcers begins with daily foot inspection. In the hospitalized patient, foot inspections done by…

Screening for colorectal cancer

The U.S. Preventive Services Task has released a recommendation statement on screening for colorectal cancer; the statement recommends that screening…
statins parkinsons disease

Statins and Parkinson’s disease

Use of statins is associated with a higher risk for Parkinson’s disease, according to a study in Movement Disorders.  Objective…

We vs. they

Here, in the United States, a lot has been happening lately; the kinds of things that represent some of the worst…

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