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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...

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...

Recognizing and treating dissociative disorders

The nurse’s role in supporting patients and their families. Takeaways: Dissociative disorders are a group of psychiatric disorders that result from experiencing or witnessing trauma;...

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...

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:...

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...

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)...

How innovation and design thinking can improve care

Empathy and collaboration create opportunities to help vulnerable populations.  Takeaways: Design thinking is a problem-solving tool driven by the needs of the targeted population. The...

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