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Unplanned Extubation: Eliminating preventable deaths

Know the risk factors and take steps to prevent harm. Takeaways: Unplanned extubations (UEs) can be reduced through the implementation of standardization of best practices,...
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Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome explained

Learn how to identify this frequently misdiagnosed condition. Takeaways: Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome is a growing but poorly understood healthcare concern within the rising number of...

Strangulation: A silent but deadly form of intimate partner violence

Awareness and assessment are keys to getting victims the help they need. Takeaways: The effects of strangulation can be delayed. Nonfatal strangulation victims are at...

Paternal postpartum depression

Prevent and screen for depression in new fathers. Takeaways: Paternal postpartum depression effects one in ten fathers. Paternal postpartum depression can affect fathers, the likelihood...

Nurse research and the institutional review board

Learn how the IRB process works to ensure participant safety and quality research. Takeaways: The institutional review board (IRB) process is intended to ensure study...

Intimate partner violence in pregnancy

Screening, assessment, and intervention. Takeaways  According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 32.4% of women in the United States have experienced physical violence by...

Massive blood transfusion protocols

Takeaways  Mass transfusion operates best under a protocol developed by a multidisciplinary team. Using the ABC score can help rule out the need...

Nursing considerations for procedural sedation and analgesia: Part 2

This second in a two-part series reviews sedation implementation and monitoring. Takeaways:  Signs and symptoms of airway obstruction during procedural sedation include increased respiratory effort,...

Centralized vs decentralized staffing: Two case studies

Strive for balance to achieve improved outcomes. Takeaways:  Nurse staffing is influenced by an organization’s structure and culture.  Centralized staffing manages staffing through a central...

Nursing considerations for procedural sedation and analgesia: Part 1

This first in a two-part series reviews patient assessment, red flags, and pharmacologic agents. Takeaways:  Registered nurses providing moderate procedural sedation and analgesia must demonstrate...

Considerations when a BON disciplinary process is based on substance use disorder: Part 2

New programs and laws help nurses get treatment and protect their licenses.   Editor’s note: Access part 1 at myamericannurse.com/?p=55520. NURSES who face board of nursing (BON)...

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection

Be aware of this often misdiagnosed and possibly deadly condition. Takeaways:  Nurses should have a high level of suspicion for spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD)...
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When a BON disciplinary process is based on substance use disorder: Part 1

This first in a two-part series reviews the complaint process and approach alternatives. Takeaways: Nurses misuse drugs to the same extent as the general population. Boards...