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Myocarditis

Early recognition may help save a life. Takeaways: Nurses should have a high suspicion for serious illness such as myocarditis in pediatric patients who present...

Be alert for Kawasaki disease

Early detection is key to avoiding heart disease. Takeaways: If Kawasaki disease (KD) is recognized and treated early, children can recover quickly with a decreased...

Opioid-induced respiratory depression

Be prepared and know the risks. Takeaways: Risk factors for opioid-induced respiratory depression include impaired rental clearance, high opioid tolerance, and sleep apnea history. Tools...

New research on possible adverse events to cannabis

A new study recently published in the Journal of Cannabis Research examines the potential “acute adverse reactions” associated with cannabis use. The study examined self-reported...

Study examines connection between brain health and sleep-disordered breathing

A new study recently published in JAMA Neurology examines if there is a potential link between brain health and “sleep-disordered breathing (SLB).” The study examined...

Recognizing and Managing Complications of Acute Myocardial Infarction

Please visit the ANA's website to take the CE: https://www.nursingworld.org/continuing-education/recognizing-and-managing-complications-of-acute-my/ Good outcomes require early identification and prompt treatment. Takeaways: Early reperfusion and medical therapy have drastically...

The changing face of cystic fibrosis

It’s no longer a childhood illness. Takeaways: The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Patient Data Registry shows that more than 54% of people with cystic fibrosis live...

Study shows reduced risk of cardiovascular disease during times of bereavement with daily aspirin intake

A study published in the American Heart Journal explored the effects of aspirin and low dose metoprolol intake during early bereavement periods. Times of bereavement...

Study reveals link between asthma and atrial fibrillation risk

A new study published in Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology examined if there is a link between “persistent” asthma and an increased risk of atrial...

Top heart health apps for nurses

To acknowledge American Heart Month, American Nurse would like to highlight some of the best heart health apps, including some providers can use in...