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Thanks to the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators, hospitals and nurses are capturing and converting into data what nurses actually do and how their actions affect patient care.
For homeless people, chronic illnesses can be hard to manage. Here’s what you should know about assessing these patients and developing a practical discharge plan.
Commonly confused with SIADH, cerebral salt wasting can result from such neurologic conditions as subarachnoid hemmorrhage, intracranial hemorrhage, ischemic stroke, intracranial surgery, and brain trauma.
Healthcare leaders need to spend their money wisely. Determining the costs and benefits of proposed workplace solutions can be easier with the authors’ five-step approach.
Nurses can help consumers understand and incorporate key healthcare recommendations into their lives.
A medication error can occur in any healthcare setting-with devastating consequences. The authors describe weaknesses in the key elements of medication use and propose ways to make drug therapy safer.
Often difficult to detect, primary insufficiency can flare into a life-threatening crisis. Learn how to identify the signs and symptoms of both chronic and acute insufficiency.
When the lines between RN’s and LPN’s practice roles got blurry, nurses initiated a comprehensive process to clearly define and demarcate these roles.
Mechanical ventilation can cause serious complicattions-among them lung injury, pneumonia, and multisystemic disorders. Early weaning reduces these risks.