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Person-centered care and dementia

Best practices for residents living in long-term care Takeaways: A growing body of evidence supports the idea that personhood and selfhood are not lost even...

Pressure injury prevention in long-term care

Follow the evidence to improve outcomes.  Takeaways: High quality healthcare is established using evidence-based practice in nursing protocols and procedures. To decrease pressure injury (PI)...

Making things possible

From time to time, I receive messages from readers of  The Relentless School Nurse blog. I am always touched and inspired when people reach...

New OJIN topic explores substance use disorders

In September, OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing published six new articles on the topic “Substance use disorders and related concerns: Perspectives...

To err is human: A personal perspective on preventing falls

To err is human. These words keep dancing around in my mind as I sit here as a family member rather than a nurse....

Treating pain while mindful of opioid risks

Nurses can help avoid negative effects of opioids while ensuring patient pain is managed. Takeaways: Pain management can be complicated by individual patients’ previous pain...

Implementing evidence-based practice in long-term care

Education, training, and collaboration are keys to success. Takeaways: RN leaders can facilitate education initiatives and geriatric training for long-term care (LTC) staff. RN leaders...

Opioid overdose in the community

You reverse an overdose in the community. Takeaways: Opioid use disorder can be seen in hospitals, outpatient clinics, and even in the community. Bystander naloxone...

Long-term effects of napping on cardiovascular health

We all need a nap every once in a while—but the effects of frequent napping have remained controversial in the scientific community. Over the...

COVID-19 pronouncement team

Villa Marie Claire is an inpatient residential hospice facility that is part of Holy Name Medical Center. The Villa is located in northern New...

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