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Managing atrioventricular blocks

Polymyalgia rheumatica: A possible cause of pericardial effusion

Suspect polymyalgia in patients who continue to decline after treatment for pericardial effusion.

What Works: Improving documentation of restraints in the neuro ICU

Learn how one unit implemented their project, including outcomes and how to overcome barriers.

FDA encourages prescribers to seek education on prescribing opioid pain meds

On March 1, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it is joining health professional organizations in encouraging prescribers to seek...

Questioning common nursing practices: What does the evidence show?

To improve patient outcomes, nurses need to challenge practice traditions.

Getting straight on low back pain treatment

Be sure you’re up to date on this common problem.

FDA warns of risk of death from postop codeine use in children

On Aug. 15, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning about risk of death from postop codeine use in children following...

Joint Commission issues Sentinel Event Alert on opioid use in hospitals

On Aug. 8, The Joint Commission released the Sentinel Event Alert, "Safe use of opioids in hospitals." The Alert warns of opioid-induced respirator depression...
SWAT nursing specialty

SWAT nursing: A unique specialty

What does SWAT stand for? So Where Are They? Smart, Witty, and Talented? Smiling, Willing, Able, Technical? At the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS),...

Putting evidence into practice: Pain

The latest in a series of articles on managing cancer-related symptoms from the Oncology Nursing Society.

Air Force recognizes CRNAs’ full scope of practice

The U.S. Air Force releases a new policy on anesthesia delivery.
From our readers…How my bad experiences with call lights formed my nursing practice

From our readers…How my bad experiences with call lights formed my nursing practice

I have been a critical care nurse since 2008. In our unit, patients have call lights, and of course, patients and families want them...

Evidence-based interventions for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting

Learn what you can do to manage this devastating effect of cancer treatment.

Understanding pain in patients with intellectual disabilities

Learn how to detect and manage pain in patients who may not respond to pain in expected ways.

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