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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. ...
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Recognizing and Managing Complications of Acute Myocardial Infarction

Please visit the ANA's website to take the CE: https://www.nursingworld.org/continuing-education/recognizing-and-managing-complications-of-acute-my/ Good outcomes require early identification and prompt treatment. Takeaways: Early reperfusion and medical therapy have drastically...
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An overview of neuraxial anesthesia

Please visit the ANA’s website to take the CE: https://www.nursingworld.org/continuing-education/an-overview-of-neuraxial-anesthesia/ Understand the basics so you can effectively manage your patients. Takeaways: Neuraxial anesthesia is the administration...

Adults with chronic kidney disease: Overview and nursing care goals

Takeaways: Millions of adults in the United States have or are at risk for developing chronic kidney disease (CKD); incidence continues to rise and...

Preventing hospital-acquired pneumonia

Implementing a fundamental nursing skills bundle can reduce risk. Takeaways: Hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) is a serious complication of an acute care admission, particularly for patients...

Caring for infants and families affected by neonatal abstinence syndrome

Standardized care and compassion are key to successful treatment. Takeaways Evidence-based standardized protocols are needed to provide the best treatment for the mother-infant dyad and...

Outpatient care of patients with COPD

Controlling symptoms and preventing exacerbations are the key to patient quality of life. Takeaways: Nurses must be able to identify patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary...

Medical Cannabis: What Nurses Need to Know

Nurses can help patients make smart decisions by educating themselves. Takeaways: Nurses frequently treat patients who use or are considering using cannabis as a medicine. ...

Central vascular access device complications:

The nurse’s role at each point of care Takeaways: Central vascular access devices (CVADs) can be essential to accomplishing patient therapeutic regimens. Nurses must be...

Short peripheral and midline catheter complications

The nurse’s role at point of care Takeaways:  Short peripheral and midline catheters can be essential to accomplishing patient therapeutic regimens.   Nurses must be competent...
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Depression and chronic medical illness in adults

This dual diagnosis poses challenges for patients—and their nurses. Takeaways:  Adults with chronic medical illness have a high prevalence of co-morbid depression.  Depression often goes...