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ACP

Advance care planning across the care continuum

Nurses can play an active role in engaging patients and families in helpful conversations. Takeaways Nurses are in a unique position to promote advanced care planning (ACP) discussions…
AI

Artificial intelligence in nursing

Practical implementation in clinical settings. Editor’s note: This is an early release of a web exclusive article for the January 2022 issue of American Nurse Journal. Takeaways: Artificial…
opioid

Avoiding iatrogenic opioid dependency and addiction

Assessment, empathy, and nonpharmacologic options are effective strategies. Takeaways: Pain perception is multifactorial and includes somatic and medical, cognitive, emotional, behavioral, social, and motivation factors. Iatrogenic refers to…

Be alert for Kawasaki disease

Early detection is key to avoiding heart disease. Takeaways: If Kawasaki disease (KD) is recognized and treated early, children can recover quickly with a decreased chance of developing…

Beer potomania and hyponatremia

Beer potomania is an unusual syndrome of severe hyponatremia associated with excessive beer ingestion in the presence of alcohol use disorder and malnutrition.
SWOT

Career SWOT analysis

Use this analysis tool to strategically plan your next career moves. Editor’s note: This article is an excerpt from Rhoda Redulla’s book Fast Facts for Making the Most…
obesity

Caring for adult patients with obesity in primary care

Obesity is a complicated chronic disease with many contributing and interrelated factors that include genetics, biology, metabolism, and neurobehavior. It’s also affected by society, the economy, and culture.

Dedicated academic advisors for nursing student athletes

All student athletes must manage competing priorities—academics, athletics, and various other responsibilities. Navigating the dual role of student and athlete requires excellent time management and communication skills.
healthcare

Inspired healthcare

A nurse-led care transformation model. Takeaways: The nursing profession must take a lead role in the transformation of care delivery. Success can be achieved by clinical nurses observing…
delirium in Pediatric Patients

Managing delirium in the pediatric patient

A strategic, team approach ensures optimal results. Takeaways: Delirium may go unrecognized in pediatric patients. Strategies used to manage the symptoms of delirium also aid in prevention. Effective…
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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 from 4% in…
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One and done: Prefilled flush syringes

Reinforce safe practices in your organization. Editor’s Note: This is an early release of a web exclusive article for the July 2021 issue of American Nurse Journal. The…
quality-improvement

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, implementing interventions, and…
technology

Rapid health technology assessments

Rapid health technology assessments (R-HTA) are focused systematic reviews of evidence for using biologicals, drugs, devices, and procedures to assist healthcare decision makers.
telemetry

Reducing overuse of telemetry

Editor’s note: This is a web exclusive article for the July 2021 issue of American Nurse Journal. Strategies for nurses Continuous cardiac monitoring or telemetry is commonly used…
self-management

Self-management = a balanced life

Follow this formula for success. Takeaways: • Self-management coupled with a wellness approach can mitigate the stress associated with nursing and improve individual nurse health. • Procrastination is…

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