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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...
covid-19-leadership

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...
basic life support BLS

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...
hypertension in women

Hypertension in women commonly misidentified as part of menopause

Up to 50 percent of women develop high blood pressure before age 60 While complications of pregnancy and early menopause increase the future risk of...
bradykinin induced angioedema

Bradykinin-induced angioedema

Quick treatment results in a good outcome. Takeaways: Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors can increase the release of bradykinin, which can increase tissue permeability with dilatation of...
COVID-19-tiered-staffing

Surge planning and a tiered staffing model

Takeaways: Develop proactive surge planning approaches in advance of a crisis. Predictive modeling, such as, anticipating staffing needs, allows for a proactive structure to...
COVID-19-Screening

A call to care: A model for creating an employee COVID-19 screening clinic

Takeaways: Setting up an employee COVID testing clinic requires leadership, coordination, and can be a model of patient-centered nursing care. When done well, employee...
navigating-excellence-pandemic

Navigating excellence during a pandemic: The Magnet® program director’s role

Use the Magnet model components as a framework for meeting a crisis. Takeaways: Nursing leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic requires all hands on deck. The...
AnimalAssistants

Animal assistants in healthcare

An animal may provide just the benefit patients need. Prepandemic, I had the pleasure of traveling to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a...
stroke and telehealth

Stroke and the Rise of Telehealth – What Nurses Need To Know

Telehealth in stroke care “One minute the patient is completely fine and then blood flow to the brain is disrupted,” says Dr. Mona Bahouth. “Stroke is...
delirium in Pediatric Patients

Managing delirium in the pediatric patient

A strategic, team approach ensures optimal results. Takeaways: Delirium may go unrecognized in pediatric patients. Strategies used to manage the symptoms of delirium also aid...
nusre-health-safety

ANA advocates for nurses’ health and safety

Collaborating in the new year to address pandemic challenges together As nurses contend with the pandemic and its multi-layered effects into 2021, the American Nurses...

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