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A musical approach to coping with psychosocial stress

A powerful tool for nurse well-being Editor’s note: This is an early release of a web exclusive article for the May 2021 issue of American...
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Quality improvement training: A simplified approach

How a correctional facility engages all staff in QI Takeaways: The purpose of continuous quality improvement (QI) programs is to improve healthcare by identifying problems,...
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Caring during COVID-19

Editor’s note: This is an early release of a web exclusive article for the April 2021 issue of American Nurse Journal. At the bottom of...
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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...
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Emergent nurse cross-training in response to COVID-19

Program prepares a hospital for future patient surges Takeaways: Patient surges during the COVID-19 pandemic require nurses who are cross-trained to work in units other...
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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...
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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...
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Enhancing nursing curriculum with an injection of technology

Use online tools to engage and motivate students. Evidence-based research has changed teaching from a traditional teacher-centered approach to a student-centered (constructivist) approach. According to...
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The SCOOP: Involving family in care during COVID-19 pandemic

A simple but structured process ensures effective communication. Involving patients’ families in the perioperative process is crucial for family-centered care, but the COVID-19 pandemic has...
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The Joint Commission: COVID-19 response and accreditation

Resources and advocacy to support healthcare organizations. Takeaways: The Joint Commission has taken actions to support health care organizations with accreditation surveys and certification reviews...
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Safety huddles: A safety net for nurses amid the COVID-19 pandemic

In March 2020, our 31-bed geriatric medical unit was designated the first COVID-19 unit in a teaching hospital located in a New York City...
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Beasts, gods and FaceTime: The anguish of visitor limitations during the COVID-19 pandemic

For the foreseeable future, efforts to minimize human contact will remain in place as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is...