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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...

8 lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic

Clinical nurse specialists share experiences on how the pandemic and social distancing are highlighting the CNS role. The “new normal” resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic...
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Springing into action: How one procedural area kept working during COVID-19

As COVID-19 hit Georgia in early March 2020, Emory University System made the difficult decision to stop all surgeries and procedures unless they were...
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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...
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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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