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Addressing substance use disorder and diversion in the healthcare environment

Early detection and response are key. Takeaways: Substance use disorder (SUD) affects people of all ages, genders, races, and religions regardless of socioeconomic status, professional...

Primary hypothyroidism: More common than you think

Be alert to this frequently unrecognized condition. Takeaways: Hypothyroidism develops slowly over time and if left undiagnosed may put patients at risk for serious conditions,...
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...
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Toward rational conversation about race, health risk, and nursing

How race correction affects risk assessment and treatment. Takeaways: Race correction refers to a practice in healthcare that treats race as a risk factor. ...
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Providing effective communication to patients who are deaf or hard of hearing

Nurses have a legal duty. Communication is the bedrock of patient care. If a patient can’t comprehend the care being provided or the clinician can’t...

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,...

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Cup of Coffee Can Lessen Gestational Diabetes Risk

Pregnant mothers concerned about being able to safely enjoy their morning cup of coffee should be reassured by a recent University of Pennsylvania study...