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His bundle pacing

These pacemakers provide an alternative for those who don’t respond to other devices.  Takeaways: His bundle pacing offers a superior alternative to the potential adverse...

Medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorders: Implications for surgical patients

Perioperative considerations nurses need to know for elective surgery. Takeaways: Nursing care requires familiarization with medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorders, as well as...

Looking beyond the pandemic: A virtual roundtable

The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, but many are starting to ponder its lasting effects on nursing. The editorial team at American Nurse...

Patient-centered medication selection for type 2 diabetes

A collaborative, patient-centered approach that considers a variety of factors will be most effective.  Takeaways: Before selecting medications for type 2 diabetes and to promote...

Avoiding iatrogenic opioid dependency and addiction

Assessment, empathy, and nonpharmacologic options are effective strategies. Takeaways: Pain perception is multifactorial and includes somatic and medical, cognitive, emotional, behavioral, social, and motivation factors. ...

Redesigning healthcare: Global insights for nurses

A look at best practices.  Editor’s note: This is part of our continuing series designed to tackle issues related to how the profession will move...

Building experiential interprofessional education

Bridging the education-to-practice gap. Editor’s note: This is an early release of an article that will appear in the November 2021 issue of American Nurse...

Nurse responsibility in advancing global health

To: Ethics Advisory Board From: Volunteer RN Subject: Global health outreach With the recent earthquake in Haiti and the devastation that country has experienced, I feel...

Preparing RNs for emerging roles in primary care

Shifts in care delivery require a shift in nurse preparation.   The increase in the aging population, surge of chronic diseases, passage of the Affordable Care...

Sepsis identification: A race against time

Nursing assessments and recognition of risk factors aid prompt recognition and treatment.  Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that occurs when the body’s response to infection...

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Couples planning a pregnancy might be relieved to know that getting a Covid vaccine does not hurt their odds of conceiving, according to the...