A warming planet and human health

Although most Americans voice concern about climate change (climate breakdown), many remain unaware that they’re experiencing its effects today. In fact, those born in the 1980s or later…

Acute kidney injury: A nursing challenge

The renal system comprises the kidneys, ureters, and urethra, which maintain homeostasis via filtration and excretion of waste products, participate in acidbase balance, produce renin for maintaining hemodynamics,…

Heart failure management: Updated guidelines

The 2022 heart failure management update includes patient-centric recommendations focused on stages, primary prevention, left ventricular ejection fraction classification, pharmacologic management, and comorbidity management.

Mpox: Be prepared for the next outbreak

Knowledge can help reduce stigmatization and improve access to care. Takeaways: Cases of human Mpox had been considered rare, but current data show rapid spread from human-to-human transmission.…

Nursing ethics and shared governance model

Through shared governance, nurses are encouraged to participate in organizational decision-making to satisfy professional obligations. Incorporating ethical competence and professional development into everyday nursing practice is imperative to…

Recognizing oncologic emergencies

The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2023 over 1.9 million individuals will receive a diagnosis of some form of cancer. Many will seek care for oncologic emergencies…

Skin failure: A historical perspective

Skin failure or skin changes associated with dying are a recognized factor in skin breakdown, particularly toward end of life, but also with acute, chronic, and dermatologic conditions.

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