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Biosimilars: An alternative to biologics

Biosimilars may help lower drug costs for patients. Takeaways: Biologics and biosimilars are classes of drugs used to treat many complex conditions, including inflammatory bowel...

Nurses’ role in OR supply chain

Nurses can help achieve optimal outcomes. The COVID-19 pandemic brought supply chain issues to the forefront, as hospitals and other healthcare settings struggled to provide...

COVID-19 diagnostic testing

Nurse knowledge can improve test administration, ensure efficacy, and increase result accuracy Takeaways: • Three COVID-19 diagnostic testing methods are available: molecular, antigen, and antibody. • Each...

Strategies for improving survivorship after sudden cardiac arrest

Survival and recovery continue long after resuscitation. Takeaways: Recovery after resuscitation from sudden cardiac arrest extends well after discharge. Recovery will look different based on...

A musical approach to coping with psychosocial stress

A powerful tool for nurse well-being Editor’s note: This is an early release of a web exclusive article for the May 2021 issue of American...

Podcast: The Nurse’s Role in Retinopathy of Prematurity

Dr. Patricia Macho discusses the importance of maintaining oxygen saturation within prescribed limits in order to prevent ROP in low birth weight infants.

Quality improvement training: A simplified approach

How a correctional facility engages all staff in QI Takeaways: The purpose of continuous quality improvement (QI) programs is to improve healthcare by identifying problems,...

QUIZ: Retinopathy of Prematurity

Blindness from ROP in preterm babies can be avoided if you understand the risk factors, how to diagnose it, and available treatment options.

Seven reversible causes of dementia in older adults

Early identification and accurate diagnosis can improve patient outcomes. Takeaways: Some causes of dementia can be reversed through proper identification, intervention, and treatment. Nurses play...

Helping You Solve Challenges in Labor and Delivery (Infographic Sponsored by Medtronic)

Pulse oximetry can help you guide interventions in Labor and Delivery — or frustrate your efforts to respond effectively.