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Quality improvement in action: Revised critical blood glucose value

Interprofessional team takes action to improve care of patients with diabetes. Takeaways: The revision of a hospital’s critical blood glucose value reduces both severe and...

A medication dosage simulation strategy to improve patient safety

Simulation boosts skills and encourages active learning.  Takeaways:  Traditional medication administration dosage testing can be time-consuming, costly, and lack elements of active learning.  Simulation in...

Summer HEAT nursing camp: First-year experiences in program development

The authors describe a fun way to help students explore career options.  Takeaways: · Nursing faculty facilitate an interactive career exploration camp for high school students...

Social media: New communication platform, but old rules still apply

Stop and think before you post.  Takeaways: · Social media is a powerful double-edged sword capable of providing access to education and also leading to negative...

Mentoring for success: Neurosurgery new hire RN mentorship program

This program enhances confidence. Takeaways:  The Neurosurgery Mentorship Program at New York Presbyterian–Columbia University Irving Medical Center pairs novice nurses with experienced nurses to improve...

Perspective: Mental illness and the right to bear arms

Nurses have a role to play in assessing, educating, intervening, and advocating. Takeaways:  Whether a history of mental illness caused a specific shooting or that...

Rapid access transient ischemic attack and stroke clinics reduce recurrent transient ischemic attacks

Reduce recurrent transient ischemic attacks Takeaways: The study presented in this article determined that recurrent TIA was significantly reduced in rapid access transient ischemic attack...
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Schwartz Rounds: Self-care at its finest

Compassionate care supports patients and caregivers. Takeaways: Compassionate care promotes hope in patients and supports caregivers. Schwartz Rounds® provide a structured forum for members of...
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Reader Feedback: October 2018

THIS IS WHERE we share some of the comments, insights, and thoughts we receive from readers. Contact us at myamericannurse.com/send-letter-editor. Nurse practitioner education challenges We...
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Dedicated education units: Advancing nurse preparation

An academic-practice partnership achieves student and staff nurse success. Takeaways:  Developing and sustaining a dedicated education unit (DEU) academic-practice partnership requires collaboration, commitment, and careful...

Empowering nurses to transform health care globally: A United States-Haiti nursing partnership

Since the Magnet® Vision was published in 2008, it has inspired actions by nurses at Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH), a Magnet-recognized academic community hospital...

Duke Integrative Medicine’s Integrative Health Coach Professional Training prepares nurses for rewarding career option

Becoming an Integrative Health Coach can provide new career opportunities for nurses and other healthcare providers. It also can equip providers in their current...