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Nephrology nurse leaders

Rising to the pandemic’s challenges  As the COVID-19 pandemic has unfolded, healthcare workers worldwide have grappled with the ravaging effects of this novel infectious disease....

Unplanned and unforeseen unemployment

 Prepare now so you’re not caught off guard.  Takeaways: Most nurses never expect to be terminated from their jobs. Preparing for unexpected job loss can...

Emotional intelligence takes practice

Implement the four pillars to reduce burnout. Takeaways: Emotional intelligence (EI) promotes considering our own and others’ emotions before responding to conflict In nursing, can...

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...

When a patient refuses a nurse assignment

Develop a plan to address the refusal and support staff.  Takeaways: Addressing the issue of patient refusal of a nurse assignment requires understanding three factors:...

Denture care promotes good health

Advocate careful cleaning and storage.  Takeaways: Microbial plaque that accumulates on dentures may be harmful to oral mucosa and overall health. Dentures must be cared...

Common causes of hearing loss in adults

Nurses can help reduce potential loss of quality of life. Takeaways: Approximately 16% of adults age 18 years and older report trouble hearing Symptoms of...

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...

An overview of arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy

Understanding conditions that can cause this disorder will help nurses educate and care for patients. Takeaways: Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (ACM) is a description given to various...

Genomics and precision health

Looking into the future At the June 2021 American Nurses Association (ANA) Membership Assembly, we discussed an important topic that many of us know little...

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