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Care and collaboration equal successful organ donation

Nurses can work with the organ donation team to meet patients’ wishes and optimize donation benefits. Takeaways: Nurses and other healthcare disciplines must be knowledgeable...

Get to the HEART of palliative care for patients with heart failure

Takeaways: All healthcare providers should possess primary palliative care are skills; secondary palliative care is used for complex symptoms, difficult discussions, and assistance with...

Exercising to rhythmic music may be beneficial to ICU survivors

A study focusing on the rehabilitation of patients discharged from an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) reported the effectiveness of exercising to rhythmic music. 18 participants,...

Stroke: Act FAST

Quick action ensures timely therapy. Takeaways: The FAST acronym (Face, Arm, Speech, Time to call 911) are critical to recognizing signs of stroke and ensuring...

Preventing postoperative pulmonary complications

Using ERAS and I COUGH to improve outcomes. Takeaways: Postoperative pulmonary complications are costly and responsible for extended hospital stays and mortalities. Enhanced recovery after...

New microscopy technique can be used to study the progression of wound healing

A new microscope developed by researchers at the DSK Center for Optical Molecular Imaging has the ability to track collagen that helps in wound...

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...

Reducing hemolysis rates

An emergency department’s quality improvement project aims to reduce errors and improve care. Takeaways: Rates of hemolysis decrease with the implementation of proper blood draw...

A COVID-19 story

There was little information about COVID-19 when the pandemic began, but one important piece of information we did have was that the virus was...

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...

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Will Omicron Be More Contagious Than Delta?

If the first thing you heard about the omicron variant over the holiday weekend was that it is bad news, the second thing was...