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opioid

Avoiding iatrogenic opioid dependency and addiction

Assessment, empathy, and nonpharmacologic options are effective strategies. Takeaways: Pain perception is multifactorial and includes somatic and medical, cognitive, emotional, behavioral, social, and motivation factors. ...
obesity

Caring for adult patients with obesity in primary care

Evidence-based interventions are key for successful outcomes. Editor’s note: This is a web exclusive article for the October 2021 issue of American Nurse Journal.  Obesity is...
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...
prefilled-flush-syringes

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...
self-management

Self-management = a balanced life

Follow this formula for success. Takeaways: • Self-management coupled with a wellness approach can mitigate the stress associated with nursing and improve individual nurse health. • Procrastination...

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...
quality-improvement

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,...
caring-during-covid-19

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...
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...
Emergent nurse cross-training

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...
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...
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...

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NP taking pregnant woman's blood pressure

AHA: It’s Safe to Treat High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy

High blood pressure during pregnancy can present significant risks to mother and child, but practitioners have sometimes be hesitant to prescribe blood pressure medication...