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Differentiation syndrome: An emerging oncologic complication

Nurses are critical to recognizing and managing this life-threatening condition.  Learning Objectives  Identify the pathophysiology of differentiation syndrome (DS). Compare DS with tumor lysis syndrome. ...
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Optimizing postoperative pain management in patients with chronic pain

Evidence-based recommendations. Takeaways: Inadequate postoperative pain relief can increase length of stay, delay discharge, increase readmission rates, and delay ambulation. Exploring the postoperative challenges faced...
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Hypertension update: Implications for nursing practice

Following the current guidelines helps ensure patients achieve treatment goals.  Takeaways Hypertension is defined as systolic blood pressure of ≥130 mmHg and/or diastolic blood pressure...
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....
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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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...
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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)...

Caring for individuals with sickle cell disease

Nurses play a pivotal role in ensuring optimal care.  Takeaways: Sickle cell disease is an inherited chronic condition that affects nearly every system in the...

Right-sided heart failure

Give the right side of the heart the attention it’s due. Takeaways: In right-sided heart failure, ventricular independence (between the right and left ventricles) can...

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...
Pediatric pain management

Pediatric pain management

An individualized, multimodal, and interprofessional approach is key for success. Takeaways: Many pediatric patients experience unnecessary pain because of undertreatment and inadequate pain management after...
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Nursing Schools See Enrollment Bump Amid Pandemic

Last December, Mirande Gross graduated from Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky, with a bachelor’s degree in communications. But Gross has changed her mind and...
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Caring for patients receiving vasopressors and inotropes in the ICU

Vigilant monitoring will maximize outcomes. Takeaways: After shock is recognized and I.V. fluid resuscitation is initiated, vasopressors and inotropes are used as supportive therapies in...

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Getting Covid Vaccine Won’t Hurt Pregnancy Chances; Getting Covid Could

Couples planning a pregnancy might be relieved to know that getting a Covid vaccine does not hurt their odds of conceiving, according to the...