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Night nurses and exercise

How regular activity can increase sleep quality and quantity. Takeaways: Working at night disrupts nurses’ circadian rhythms and impacts their physical and mental health. Nurses...

Job loss and preparing for the future

Seek support, take your time, and plan strategically. Editor’s note: This is the second article in a two-part series on nurse job loss. You can...

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...

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;...

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...

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...

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