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Easing pain—mindfully

By Julie Cullen, Managing Editor, American Nurse Today Chronic pain can be all-consuming. I’ve witnessed it first hand with a friend of mine who was in a hotel…
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EFT: A healing technique for reducing stress and pain

For nurses and patients experiencing stress and stress-related emotions, such as anxiety, worry, fear, anger, insomnia, or acute or chronic pain, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) may provide effective…

Opioid-induced respiratory depression

Be prepared and know the risks. Takeaways: Risk factors for opioid-induced respiratory depression include impaired rental clearance, high opioid tolerance, and sleep apnea history. Tools for assessing patient…

Treating pain while mindful of opioid risks

Nurses can help avoid negative effects of opioids while ensuring patient pain is managed. Takeaways: Pain management can be complicated by individual patients’ previous pain experiences, genetics, ability…

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