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The ethics of cooperating with law enforcement

To: Ethics Advisory Board    From: Nurse informant Subject: Nurse obligations to cooperate with law enforcement   I’m an RN working in a pediatric unit. I was...

Nurses rising

Recognizing, elevating, and caring for RNs during a pandemic As we celebrated the inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, the first woman...

Myxedema coma

Emergent and aggressive treatment are key to a good outcome.   Takeaways: Myxedema coma is the most severe, potentially life-threatening form of hypothyroidism and a...

Mitigating melanoma

Early detection and intervention is key for higher survival rates. Takeaways: Late identification and recognition of melanoma lead to worsening health outcomes. Nursing patient education...

Patient safety awareness

How do we create a mindset focused on safety? Patient Safety Awareness Week is March 14-20. Its importance can’t be emphasized enough. In addition to...

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,...

Violence should not be part of the job

Universal violence precautions in acute care Takeaways: Workplace violence can surprise and overwhelm nurses, leaving them unable to safely provide patient care. A multi-component intervention...

The power of perspective

Christine Pacini wants nurses’ expertise to drive change. Takeaways: When frontline nurses feel empowered to lead, patient outcomes improve, work flow is safer and more...

Small bowel obstruction

Early identification results in a positive outcome.   Takeaways: Abdominal pain, bloating and distension, vomiting, and obstipation are warning signs of small bowel obstruction. Small bowel...

Seven reversible causes of dementia in older adults

Early identification and accurate diagnosis can improve patient outcomes. Takeaways: Some causes of dementia can be reversed through proper identification, intervention, and treatment. Nurses play...