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Barely breathing

After cleft palate repair, 16-month-old Nicholas* is admitted to the general care unit in a children’s hospital for postoperative monitoring. Because of the nature of the procedure, Nicholas has a…
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Collaboration improves pressure injury prevention

Communication and research reduce OR-related pressure By Catherine Spader, RN An interview with Debra L. Fawcett, PhD, RN, director of infection prevention, Eskenazi Health, Indianapolis, Indiana. She has…
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Sepsis protocol in action

A nurse’s quick action prevents progression to septic shock. Takeaways: Rapid and accurate identification of sepsis improves patient outcomes. The source of infection may not always be obvious,…
What’s a rapid triage assessment?

What’s a rapid triage assessment?

Five patients arrive simultaneously into the emergency department (ED) waiting room. Who will you see first? Who will go straight to an ED bed? Who can wait for…

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