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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and the trajectory of care

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a progressive neurodegenerative disease whose pathophysiology isn’t understood, results in upper and lower motor neuron dysfunction. This neural damage leads to muscular atrophy, spasms,…

Innovating during a pandemic

An on-site makerspace leads to quick solution experimentation and implementation. Takeaways: Nurses have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic in inventive ways. Creating a culture of innovation enhances the…

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…
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Managing migraine in underserved populations

Collaboration addresses barriers to care. Takeaways: Managing migraine in underserved populations presents unique challenges in an urban outpatient neurology clinic. Barriers to care include psychiatric comorbidities, sleep disorders,…

Myeloproliferative neoplasms

Nursing assessment, symptom management, and patient education Takeaways: Myeloproliferative neoplasms are rare progressive hematological cancers. Although symptom burden is high, medical care is focused on preventing thrombotic and…
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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…

We are how we sleep

What nurses need to know about social determinants of health and sleep. Takeaways: Sleep is a necessary and complex physiological function. Social determinants of health can impact one’s…
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When blood transfusion isn’t an option

Jehovah’s Witnesses and their scriptural beliefs frequently are challenged within our current healthcare system. Blood transfusion for the Jehovah’s Witnesses patient isn’t an option, but it may be…

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