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Strategies for improving survivorship after sudden cardiac arrest

Survival and recovery continue long after resuscitation. Takeaways: Recovery after resuscitation from sudden cardiac arrest extends well after discharge. Recovery will look different based on...
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Leading the nursing profession

A roadmap for every nurse leader’s career journey Ongoing challenges related to the pandemic have stretched nurse leaders and their teams in unexpected ways. How...
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Understanding noninvasive ventilation

Knowing the benefits and drawbacks of the options helps drive patient-centered care. Takeaways: Traditionally, oxygen delivery systems are categorized as low, moderate, and high flow. ...
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Seven steps for having difficult conversations

This simple guide can facilitate interactions. Takeaways: Be open minded when having a difficult conversation. Practice self-reflection to prepare for difficult conversations. Seek to understand...

Nurses rising

Recognizing, elevating, and caring for RNs during a pandemic As we celebrated the inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, the first woman...
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Myxedema coma

Emergent and aggressive treatment are key to a good outcome.   Takeaways: Myxedema coma is the most severe, potentially life-threatening form of hypothyroidism and a...

Mitigating melanoma

Early detection and intervention is key for higher survival rates. Takeaways: Late identification and recognition of melanoma lead to worsening health outcomes. Nursing patient education...
cognitive disabilities

Students support individuals with cognitive disabilities during COVID-19

Videos educate patients while meeting students’ learning needs. Editor’s note: This is an early release of an article for the May 2021 issue of American...

Startling number of older adults take prescription drugs that increase risk of falling

A surprising recent study found that 94 percent of adults 65 years or older take at least one prescription drug that increases the risk...
quality-improvement

Quality improvement training: A simplified approach

How a correctional facility engages all staff in QI Takeaways: The purpose of continuous quality improvement (QI) programs is to improve healthcare by identifying problems,...
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The Stories That Never Get Told – Compassion

Compassion and caring at the heart of nursing. It was too late. I could never speak to him again. By the time I was notified that...

Patient safety awareness

How do we create a mindset focused on safety? Patient Safety Awareness Week is March 14-20. Its importance can’t be emphasized enough. In addition to...
new-knowledge

Operationalizing new knowledge, innovations, and improvement

This organization’s infrastructure supports clinical inquiry.  Takeaways: Nursing has the responsibility to provide evidence-based practice that meets patient, family, and community expectations. New knowledge, innovations,...