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Risky dating behavior among women aged 50+: A growing public health concern

When was the last time you spoke with your patients—older female patients, in particular—about their sexuality and sexual health? If you can’t remember, you’re...
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Enclosure bed: A tool for calming agitated patients

By Dawn Walters, MS, RN, Vice-President of Behavioral Health and Rehabilitation Services Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, New York As told to Janet Boivin,...
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Sexual Activity and Contraceptive Use Among Teenagers USA 2011-2015

Objective - This report presents national estimates of sexual activity and contraceptive use among males and females aged 15–19 in the United States in...

Frailty syndrome: A weakly addressed problem

Fran Covington, age 82, has a history of cardiovascular disease, chronic diastolic heart failure, type 2 diabetes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). She lives at home with her husband and...

Promoting dietary wellness in toddlers: Helping caregivers overcome barriers

Nutrition can have a positive or negative impact on health throughout the entire lifespan. Proper diet and nutrition is always essential, but it is...
Big data

Big data: Big roles in big demand for nurses

In February 2015, my editorial focused on issues related to big data in nursing. Featured at the ANA Quality Conference that month, it focused...
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Verifying NG feeding tube placement in pediatric patients

Nasogastric (NG) tubes are placed to administer enteral nutrition, medications, or fluids to children of all ages who are unable to ingest enough proper...
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Managing delirium in hospitalized older adults

Lawrence Jeffries, age 78, is admitted to the hospital for an arthroplasty of the left hip. A retired roofer, he lives with his wife...

What works: An ED goes vertical to improve patient flow and satisfaction

In the midst of unprecedented change in health care, hospitals and emergency departments (EDs) are attempting the impossible — increase both patient volume and...
Transplant

Caring for patients with solid organ transplants

Donald Brooks, age 57, comes to the emergency department after fracturing his right hip in a skiing accident. He is admitted to the orthopedic...
CRE

Protected: CRE: Not your average multidrug-resistant organisms

Over the past decade, one family of multidrug-resistant organisms, carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), has become increasingly resistant to lifesaving antibiotics. While CRE infection poses little...
Second victim

The second victim experience: Mitigating the harm

Like most nurses, you probably consider yourself emotionally strong and resilient, with defenses that help you “get the job done” through­out your busy shift....

What works: Measuring acuity on a medical-surgical unit

The escalation in the complexity of med-surg patients has resulted in the need for a bedside tool that measures acuity. Such tools have been...

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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...