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Violence prevention measures move in Congress

Assaults on the job are a hazard for nurses. The COVID-19 pandemic opened a window for elected leaders to see the safety risks—including workplace violence—that...

What a unique nurse identifier means for the future

This fingerprint of nursing enhances the visibility of nurses’ contributions. Takeaways: A unique nurse identifier (UNI), a defined code or series of characters, represents an...

Esophageal varices

Quick action prevents a negative outcome.     Takeaways: Cirrhosis of the liver causes scaring, shrinking, and hardening. Complications of cirrhosis include portal hypertension, esophageal varices, hepatic...

Special and unique: You

Using a unique nurse identifier recognizes your contributions to quality patient care. Intelligent systems surround us. They include automated robotic vacuums to clean floors, facial...

Nurses’ role in continuous renal replacement therapy

Expand your knowledge for safe, quality care. Takeaways: Acute kidney injury (AKI) in combination with other disease processes, such as COVID-19, significantly impacts patient mortality...

A guide for the times

Updated scope and standards of nursing practice. Each edition of the American Nurses Association’s (ANA’s) Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice provides authoritative guidance on...

Diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperglycemic hyperosmolar state

Early identification and management are key to good outcomes.  Learning Objectives  Compare onset, diagnosis, and treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and hyperglycemic hyperosmolar state. Identify...

Navigating an environment of continuous change

Plan, communicate, and collaborate for success. Brad is an emergency department (ED) director in a hospital that was a COVID-19 hotspot, but as a result...

Nurses during COVID-19’s next wave

We need to accept responsibility for our choices. I’m proud to be a nurse. You’ve made me prouder of my profession than I’ve ever been...

Support nurse health with a structured walking program

Identify barriers and create structure to aid participation.  Takeaways: Supporting nurses to embrace a healthy lifestyle can have a positive outcome on their well-being. A...

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