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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...
ICU-vasopressors

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...
Alzheimer’s disease and Lewy body dementia: Discerning the differences

Alzheimer’s disease and Lewy body dementia: Discerning the differences

Assessment is key for optimal management. Takeaways: An early symptom of Alzheimer’s disease is decline in cognition, most typically manifesting as short-term memory loss. Early...

Pain assessment and nonpharmacologic management in older adults

Takeaways: Pain assessment in older adults is best guided by a systematic framework, such as the Hierarchy of Pain Assessment. Nonpharmacologic treatment strategies are...

From surge plans to a culture of readiness

Translating scarce resource management into outcomes with impact. Takeaways: The more resource options available for day-to-day surge events, the more effectively hospital operations can withstand...

Treating pain while mindful of opioid risks

Nurses can help avoid negative effects of opioids while ensuring patient pain is managed. Takeaways: Pain management can be complicated by individual patients’ previous pain...

Cancer immunotherapy update

Review of immune checkpoint inhibitor and CAR T-cell therapy adverse effects and treatments. Takeaways: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved several immunotherapy agents...

Asthma education for pediatric patients

What’s a nurse to do without an asthma educator? CNE 1.5 contact Hours Learning Objectives 1. Identify triggers associated with asthma. 2. Discuss medications used to manage asthma. 3. Describe...

Frequently asked questions about palliative care

Nurses can serve as leaders as they help patients and families through a difficult time. Takeaways: All nurses must be competent in providing palliative and...

A broader look at insulin

Be sure your knowledge is current. Takeaways: Insulin is a critical part of diabetes management for many people. Insulin types and delivery methods have changed...

Home care safety

Takeaways: Home care is unique, placing nurses and other healthcare professionals in patients’ homes and personal space, and doesn’t include typical healthcare organization requirements. ...