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Re-expansion pulmonary edema

An uncommon complication with serious consequences  Takeaways: Re-expansion pulmonary edema is a rare complication of pleural drainage with potentially fatal consequences. Nurses should suspect re-expansion...
telemetry

Reducing overuse of telemetry

Editor's note: This is a web exclusive article for the July 2021 issue of American Nurse Journal. Strategies for nurses Continuous cardiac monitoring or telemetry is...
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One and done: Prefilled flush syringes

Reinforce safe practices in your organization. Editor's Note: This is an early release of a web exclusive article for the July 2021 issue of American...
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Early detection of acute compartment syndrome

Quick action prevents serious harm. Takeaways: Acute compartment syndrome (ACS) is a surgical emergency that requires early identification to avoid permanent disability of the affected...
malignant-hyperthermia

Malignant hyperthermia

This potentially lethal condition calls for quick action.  Takeaways: Malignant hyperthermia is a genetic life-threatening disease that results in an uncontrolled release of calcium that...
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COVID-19 diagnostic testing

Nurse knowledge can improve test administration, ensure efficacy, and increase result accuracy Takeaways: • Three COVID-19 diagnostic testing methods are available: molecular, antigen, and antibody. • Each...
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Myxedema coma

Emergent and aggressive treatment are key to a good outcome.   Takeaways: Myxedema coma is the most severe, potentially life-threatening form of hypothyroidism and a...
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Small bowel obstruction

Early identification results in a positive outcome.   Takeaways: Abdominal pain, bloating and distension, vomiting, and obstipation are warning signs of small bowel obstruction. Small bowel...
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Ceiling lifts and safe patient handling and mobility programs

Equipment accessibility and multifunctionality help ensure program success. Editor’s note: This is an early release of a web exclusive article for the March 2021 issue...
covid-19-ethics

Providing ethics consultation in the middle of a pandemic

As a new graduate RN, I was confronted with the case of allowing a natural death for a 6-month old baby girl who survived...
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How transformational leaders address fear amid COVID-19

You can provide the guidance nurses need. Editor’s note: This is an early release of an article that will appear in the March 2021 issue...
Improving sleep

Improving sleep in patients with heart failure

The DREAM bundle is a simple, effective tool. Takeaways: Sleep disturbances are among the most commonly reported symptoms of heart failure. Educating patients with heart...
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2020 American Heart Association Basic Life Support for the inpatient setting

Everything healthcare providers need to know Editor’s note: This is an early release of a web exclusive article for the March 2021 issue of American...