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Venous Ulcer Care

Venous ulcer care

Prompt, proper care will help reduce complications and improve quality of life.  Venous ulcers are the most common lower extremity wounds in the United States....
exercise

Night nurses and exercise

How regular activity can increase sleep quality and quantity. Takeaways: Working at night disrupts nurses’ circadian rhythms and impacts their physical and mental health. Nurses...
esophageal

Esophageal varices

Quick action prevents a negative outcome.     Takeaways: Cirrhosis of the liver causes scaring, shrinking, and hardening. Complications of cirrhosis include portal hypertension, esophageal varices, hepatic...
renal replacement

Nurses’ role in continuous renal replacement therapy

Expand your knowledge for safe, quality care. Takeaways: Acute kidney injury (AKI) in combination with other disease processes, such as COVID-19, significantly impacts patient mortality...
DKA

Diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperglycemic hyperosmolar state

Early identification and management are key to good outcomes.  Learning Objectives  Compare onset, diagnosis, and treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and hyperglycemic hyperosmolar state. Identify...
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Recognizing and treating dissociative disorders

The nurse’s role in supporting patients and their families. Takeaways: Dissociative disorders are a group of psychiatric disorders that result from experiencing or witnessing trauma;...
opioid

The opioid epidemic—a crisis within a crisis

Opioid overdose deaths are skyrocketing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Author Jennie Burke movingly wrote of her brother’s death from a heroin overdose in May...
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Medical device development

Things to know before you make the leap Takeaways: Nurses are perfectly positioned to engage in medical device development. The pathway to medical device development...
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Person-centered care and dementia

Best practices for residents living in long-term care Takeaways: A growing body of evidence supports the idea that personhood and selfhood are not lost even...
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An overview of arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy

Understanding conditions that can cause this disorder will help nurses educate and care for patients. Takeaways: Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (ACM) is a description given to various...
pulmonary edema

Re-expansion pulmonary edema

An uncommon complication with serious consequences  Takeaways: Re-expansion pulmonary edema is a rare complication of pleural drainage with potentially fatal consequences. Nurses should suspect re-expansion...
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Pressure injury prevention in long-term care

Follow the evidence to improve outcomes.  Takeaways: High quality healthcare is established using evidence-based practice in nursing protocols and procedures. To decrease pressure injury (PI)...
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Early detection of acute compartment syndrome

Quick action prevents serious harm. Takeaways: Acute compartment syndrome (ACS) is a surgical emergency that requires early identification to avoid permanent disability of the affected...

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