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Nurse advocacy through media communications

Develop the skills and competencies to communicate effectively. Takeaways: The 2018 Woodhull study found that the prevalence of nurses in the news media had dropped...

Medication titration

Meeting The Joint Commission standard. Takeaways: The Joint Commission Medication Management Standard states that hospitals are responsible for reducing medication errors. Preparing for Joint Commission...

Atrial fibrillation: Recognition and management to improve quality of life

Keep patients at the center of decision making.  Learning Objectives  Describe atrial fibrillation and symptoms associated with it. Describe management of atrial fibrillation. Describe how...

Nurses and doctors as diplomats in the COVID culture wars

Gallup polls report that nurses and physicians are the two most trusted professions in the nation. This trust, along with knowledge, clinical skills, and...

Nurses: An unstoppable force

We’ve entered the third year of a global pandemic combined with increasing staff shortages, and nurses continue to demonstrate their fortitude, compassion, and professionalism....

Hazardous exposures and military veterans

Identify veterans and perform exposure assessments to improve care outcomes.  Takeaways: Many military service members access healthcare outside of the Veterans Health Administration, so nurses...

The Dauntless Nurse: RaDonda Vaught and the culture of secrecy and shame

How do you feel safe in a system that found a nurse guilty of negligent homicide for a mistake? The call was innocent enough. It...

Acute hypopituitarism

Your recognition of troubling signs and symptoms results in prompt diagnosis and treatment. Takeaways: Hypopituitarism is the deficient secretion of one or more pituitary hormones. ...

Nurses can help those recovering from addiction, drug overdose

To the editor and members of the American Nurse Journal, I am writing to you as a compassionate student nurse, advocating for the safety and...

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and the trajectory of care

This case presentation illustrates ALS progression and accompanying care. Takeaways: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis care focuses primarily on palliation. Nurses must know how to identify symptoms,...

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menopause and sleep problems

Menopause and Sleep Problems

Data shows that sleep disturbances increase in prevalence during the menopausal transition, with the most common complaint being nighttime awakenings. Take our quick three-question survey...