May 2018 Vol. 13 No. 5

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10 steps to planning a successful conference

Use this guide to plan large and small events. Takeaways: Because no universal guide exists for coordinating a professional meeting, these 10 steps may prove useful as you…
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Collaboration improves pressure injury prevention

Communication and research reduce OR-related pressure By Catherine Spader, RN An interview with Debra L. Fawcett, PhD, RN, director of infection prevention, Eskenazi Health, Indianapolis, Indiana. She has…
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Critical care of the skin

Intensive care unit (ICU) nurses face many challenges when caring for their patients and must sometimes focus on immediate life-saving interventions. Unfortunately, protecting the skin can get bumped…
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Gratitude interventions for nurses

Innovate and track the outcomes. By Karen Gabel Speroni, PhD, BSN, MHSA, RN Gratitude is a simple concept that we’re all familiar with, but it may be difficult…
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How to practice mindful nursing

Do you ever feel panic at the end of a long weekend or vacation, wondering where the time went? Do your days, weeks, and months blend into one…
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Intellectual wellbeing

As a nurse, you probably already do many things that boost your intellectual wellness. You might work with new patients every day, learn about new procedures and protocols,…
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Moving forward with nurse-led care coordination

Expert panel contributes to an ongoing body of work. By Sametria McCammon, MSPH, and Ruth Francis, MPH, MCHES RNs are essentialto establishing and maintaining a well-coordinated health system…
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Navigating the maze of support surfaces

Learn how support surfaces work to help prevent pressure injuries. Takeaways: More than pressure should be considered about when selecting a surface. Selecting a support surface requires identification…
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Opioid and non-opioid analgesia during surgery

Understanding how and why anesthesia providers select analgesic agents. Takeaways: Many options exist for managing intraoperative and postoperative surgical pain. Medications used for pain management can be broken…
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Patient violence: It’s not all in a day’s work

Strategies for reducing patient violence and creating a safe workplace Takeaways: Nurses alleviate stress when they report incidents of workplace violence. Nurses need to be proactive and expect…
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Sepsis protocol in action

A nurse’s quick action prevents progression to septic shock. Takeaways: Rapid and accurate identification of sepsis improves patient outcomes. The source of infection may not always be obvious,…
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Sparking change in nursing

Successful change requires new skills and levels of understanding. I recently spent an invigorating day with several nurses and clinical leaders from a diverse group of hospitals in…

Take action to solve causes of pressure injuries

Acute-care settings present challenges for PI prevention, but solutions exist By Jan Powers, PhD, RN, CCNS, CCRN, NE-BC, FCCM, and Corinne (Cori) Ames BSN, RN, CMSRN Nurses are…
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The giving time

Real nurses nurture their young. By Leah Curtin, RN, ScD(h), FAAN My mother once told me that the first half of your life is all about acquiring things—an…
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The leader coach

Leading and engaging Millennials requires a new skillset. Takeaways: Millennials expect more coaching and regular feedback than past generations in the workplace A leader-coach mindset requires collaborative skills…
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The Nursing Now campaign launches

Investing in nurses to achieve global health. Health should be a recognized universal right. Having an equitable health system should be a universal standard. And having highly skilled…

What about big data and nursing?

Statistics, computer science, and nursing work together to analyze data and inform patient care. Takeaways: The many devices we use in everyday practice can be mined for data…

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