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February 2017
A Team Approach to Health IT Implementation

A shared vision for technology adoption can mitigate project frustration and failure

Posted on: February 27, 2017
Bystander CPR to Save Cardiac Arrest Victims

Healthy hearts program educates the public on this crucial skill.

Posted on: February 27, 2017
The Healing Effects of Music Therapy

Music produces powerful physiological reactions in patients.

Posted on: February 27, 2017
Prediabetes: America's Growing Epidemic

Nurses encourage diet and exercise changes to prevent the spread of the disease.

Posted on: February 24, 2017
Co-Morbidities of HIV & Cardiovascular Disease

Both the virus and its treatments contribute to higher rates of cardiovascular disease for patients.

Posted on: February 23, 2017
Nurse Diagnosed with Cancer Advocates for Kidney Health

March is National Kidney Month, and to raise awareness about the health of nurses' kidneys everywhere, ADVANCE welcomes you to read the journey of Merlinda Chelette, RN, in her own words, of her experience with stage IV kidney cancer. Now, five years ...

Posted on: February 17, 2017
Including Red Yeast Rice into a Hyperlipidemia Diet

Instead of treating hyperlipidemia with statins, red yeast rice may do the trick.

Posted on: February 17, 2017
Interstitial Cystitis

Diagnostic overview and management update of bladder pain syndrome.

Last Updated: February 15, 2017 | Posted on: February 14, 2017
Lighted Magnification System Stops Medication Errors

One nurse develops a new tool to improve readability to prevent medication errors

Last Updated: February 14, 2017 | Posted on: February 09, 2017
Childhood Obesity and Adult Cardiovascular Disease

Link between pediatric weight and future heart health problems.

Last Updated: February 14, 2017 | Posted on: February 07, 2017
Simulation in Education

Realistic practice is essential.

Last Updated: February 10, 2017 | Posted on: March 18, 2016
Back to Nursing School---But with Mom

Mother and daughter duo become nurses together.

Last Updated: February 10, 2017 | Posted on: August 26, 2016
Combatting the Opioid Epidemic

APNA launches webinars to inform nurses about opioid use disorder.

Posted on: February 10, 2017
CRNAs on the Frontline of Fighting the Opioid Crisis

Providers' risk accidental exposure to a carfentanil overdose as they provide care to overdose victims.

Last Updated: February 03, 2017 | Posted on: February 02, 2017
Safety of Electronic Cigarettes

This nicotine delivery method is not a better alternative to traditional cigarettes

Posted on: February 03, 2017
Q&A with LeAnn Thieman on Forgiveness

In my previous post, I spoke about one of my learnings for helping the nursing profession grow more resilient and introduced the concept of forgiveness. I can tell you this is not an easy subject matter to discuss in the workplace or beyond. What I can ...

Posted on: February 01, 2017
Thriving in an Evolving Long-term Care Environment

Discover some of the challenges nurses working in LTC facilities currently face.

Posted on: February 01, 2017
January 2017
Fighting Against Heart Failure

New initiative leads to decreased readmissions and better-prepared clinicians and patients.

Last Updated: January 27, 2017 | Posted on: September 09, 2016
Heart Failure in Women

Reduce readmissions with education, follow-up and advanced therapies

Last Updated: January 27, 2017 | Posted on: April 15, 2016
Fall Risk Assessment in Cardiac Rehabilitation

Nurses assess patients at initial evaluation

Last Updated: January 27, 2017 | Posted on: October 07, 2016
Stressed Out: Adults with Congenital Heart Disease

Study shows higher rates of post-traumatic stress disorder in these patients.

Last Updated: January 27, 2017 | Posted on: July 25, 2016
Premature Infant Development and Sensory Environments

Noise, light, and touch may all negatively impact babies in the neonatal intensive care unit

Posted on: January 25, 2017
Recruiting Healthcare Faculty

Practical strategies to attract educators.

Last Updated: January 24, 2017 | Posted on: October 20, 2016
Intervening in Sepsis: Can Nurses Do More?

Updated guidelines may help nurses identify sepsis quicker and treat it more efficiently

Posted on: January 18, 2017
What Can Nurses do to Prevent Opioid-Induced Respiratory Depression?

When opioids are on the docket, make sure to conduct frequent respiratory assessments

Last Updated: January 17, 2017 | Posted on: January 16, 2017
Engaging Clinical Nurses in Recruitment and Retention

Formal interview tool encourages staff input into hiring practices

Last Updated: January 16, 2017 | Posted on: January 13, 2017
Nurse on Board

How nurses can prepare to serve on healthcare boards

Posted on: January 13, 2017
Conjoined Twins Successfully Separated

UF Health NICU plays role in preparing twins for surgery

Posted on: January 11, 2017
Diagnosing Deep Vein Thrombosis through Ultrasound

Imaging can lead to faster diagnostics and treatments.

Last Updated: January 10, 2017 | Posted on: January 06, 2017
The Registered Dietitian's Role in Health Promotion

A vital component of the healthcare team across multiple settings.

Last Updated: January 10, 2017 | Posted on: January 06, 2017
Safety Stand-down Improves Hand Hygiene Compliance

Hand hygiene compliance rates soar after implementing this hospital-wide initiative

Posted on: January 10, 2017
Journey from Staff Nurse to CEO

One clinician's path from bedside to corner office.

Last Updated: January 09, 2017 | Posted on: January 06, 2017
Putting Nursing Home Misconceptions to Rest

Don't let horror stories stop you from finding the right nursing home.

Last Updated: January 06, 2017 | Posted on: January 02, 2017
Nurses Ranked Number One in Latest Gallup Poll

For the 15th year in a row, nurses are ranked highest for honesty and ethics

Last Updated: January 04, 2017 | Posted on: December 29, 2016
Celebrating the History of California Hospital Medical Center

Dignity Health's unique museum offers a glimpse into the nursing's past.

Last Updated: January 03, 2017 | Posted on: December 30, 2016
December 2016
Honing the Patient Experience

It only takes 56 seconds to make a meaningful human connection with a patient.

Posted on: December 28, 2016
Healthcare Technology Creates New Nursing Jobs

Rise in 21st-century innovations improves industry-wide employment.

Posted on: December 27, 2016
Protection Against Workplace Violence

Enhancing your nurse call system to improve staff and patient safety.

Last Updated: December 21, 2016 | Posted on: December 14, 2016
Pain in the Premature Infant

Assessment and management tools for NICU nurses.

Last Updated: December 21, 2016 | Posted on: December 16, 2016
Human Trafficking: Raising Awareness through Education

Healthcare workers can play an important role in the fight against human trafficking.

Last Updated: December 21, 2016 | Posted on: December 19, 2016
The Narcan Debate

Healthcare professionals wonder whether the opioid overdose antidote could encourage drug abuse.

Posted on: December 21, 2016
Hospice of Dayton, Inc Wins Pathway to Excellence Award

Nurses recognized for exceptional commitment to care.

Posted on: December 16, 2016
Using Telemedicine to Save Lives

'Dr. Robot' helps hospital staff better respond to stroke.

Posted on: December 16, 2016
Loperamide Abuse to Decrease Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms

Emergency department nurses must be aware of the signs and dangers.

Posted on: December 12, 2016
Tracking Healthcare-Associated Infections

Real-time clinical surveillance tools are invaluable for busy nurses.

Posted on: December 09, 2016
A New Method to Boost Hand Hygiene Compliance

Hospital study finds that enlarged images of bacteria may be an effective tool to raise compliance rates.

Posted on: December 09, 2016
Post-Acute Care Plan

Patient-centered care reduces 30-day readmissions at large teaching hospital.

Posted on: December 09, 2016
Preventing Infant Misfeeds

Point-of-care mobile authentication in the NICU.

Posted on: December 09, 2016
Caring for the Hospitalized Obese Patient

Developing an evidence-based protocol to inform nursing treatment for bariatric population.

Posted on: December 07, 2016
New Developments in Alzheimer's Disease

A brief overview of recent findings.

Last Updated: December 05, 2016 | Posted on: December 02, 2016
Super Lice Alert

Treatment resistance continues as children head back to school.

Last Updated: December 05, 2016 | Posted on: December 02, 2016
Evolution of a Skin Wound Ostomy Team Program

Nurses face the unique challenges of wound care for oncology patients.

Last Updated: December 05, 2016 | Posted on: December 02, 2016
Telepharmacy Supports Nursing

Nurses and pharmacists form a critical link in patient care.

Posted on: December 05, 2016
November 2016
What Do Nurses Need to Fight the Opioid Epidemic?

Tools for combatting this public health crisis.

Posted on: November 30, 2016
Keeping the Weight Off

Using evidence-based language to understand weight loss and obesity.

Posted on: November 30, 2016
Medication Administration

Use of a simple acronym can help new nurses retain and share essential information.

Posted on: November 30, 2016

An oral treatment for hyperkalemia.

Posted on: November 30, 2016
Upskilling the Nursing Workforce

It all starts with advanced nursing education.

Posted on: November 30, 2016
Education Leadership: Lessons from the Seychelles

Nurse educator proposes an initiative to improve advanced nursing education in the region.

Last Updated: November 28, 2016 | Posted on: November 23, 2016
ENA Mass Casualty Drill

Surprise active shooter simulation gave first-hand experience of disaster nursing.

Posted on: November 28, 2016

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