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Ceiling lifts and safe patient handling and mobility programs

Equipment accessibility and multifunctionality help ensure program success. Editor’s note: This is an early release of a web exclusive article for the March 2021 issue...

How transformational leaders address fear amid COVID-19

You can provide the guidance nurses need. Editor’s note: This is an early release of an article that will appear in the March 2021 issue...

Caring for patients receiving vasopressors and inotropes in the ICU

Vigilant monitoring will maximize outcomes. Takeaways: After shock is recognized and I.V. fluid resuscitation is initiated, vasopressors and inotropes are used as supportive therapies in...

School nurses: Keeping school children, families, and communities healthy

This specialty provides many challenges—and rewards. Takeaways: School nurses play an integral role in the health of children and youth, by increasing access to healthcare,...

Cross-training: Preparing for disasters beyond the pandemic

A three-phase approach addressed immediate needs and enhanced nurses’ skills and confidence. Editor’s note: This is an early release of a web exclusive article for...

Addressing substance use disorder and diversion in the healthcare environment

Early detection and response are key. Takeaways: Substance use disorder (SUD) affects people of all ages, genders, races, and religions regardless of socioeconomic status, professional...

Black Americans in nursing education

Reflecting on the past and looking toward the future. Takeaways: There is a need for increased Black nursing faculty and students in an effort to...

An ounce of prevention

Engage in practical training through Project Firstline.  A lifetime of working with patients with serious burn injuries truly ingrained in me the importance of infection...

Nurse suicide prevention starts with crisis intervention

Make a plan to protect yourself and your colleagues. Takeaways: An organization-wide anonymous encrypted screening program to detect nurses at risk for suicide is an...

Animal assistants in healthcare

An animal may provide just the benefit patients need. Prepandemic, I had the pleasure of traveling to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a...