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Medical device development

Things to know before you make the leap Takeaways: Nurses are perfectly positioned to engage in medical device development. The pathway to medical device development...

Catching up to stay ahead

Getting back on track with routinely recommended vaccinations The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in dramatic declines in adolescent vaccinations, which began in March 2020 and...

Operationalizing new knowledge, innovations, and improvement

This organization’s infrastructure supports clinical inquiry.  Takeaways: Nursing has the responsibility to provide evidence-based practice that meets patient, family, and community expectations. New knowledge, innovations,...

Standardizing handoff communication

An electronic tool helps ensure care continuity and reduces miscommunication. Takeaways: Using a standardized electronic handoff tool improves nurse-to-nurse communication. It ensures care continuity and...

COVID-19 vaccines: What you need to know

A critical intervention to help end the pandemic.     Scientists began work to develop a safe and effective vaccine soon after identifying the SARS-CoV-2 genome in...

Online health information and self-diagnosis

To: Ethics Advisory Board    From: Concerned RN  Subject: Self-diagnosis    During the COVID-19 pandemic, patients are asking me about symptoms they’re experiencing and my opinion about...

Enhancing nursing curriculum with an injection of technology

Use online tools to engage and motivate students. Evidence-based research has changed teaching from a traditional teacher-centered approach to a student-centered (constructivist) approach. According to...

5 benefits of digital care management

A typical encounter within the healthcare system can be overwhelming and complicated, depending on the patient’s health condition. For example, imagine a patient with...

Providing effective communication to patients who are deaf or hard of hearing

Nurses have a legal duty. Communication is the bedrock of patient care. If a patient can’t comprehend the care being provided or the clinician can’t...

Top apps for nurses in 2020

With 2020 coming to an end, the American Nurse Journal team would like to highlight some of the best apps for nurses and nursing...

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