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Continuing Education

Urgent care for stroke patients: Timing is everything

August 2016 Vol. 11 No. 8

Author: Dorothy Moore, DNP, RN, CCRN

While relaxing at home at about 4 PM, Alan Sarangelo, a retired 62-year-old . . .

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Look for inspiration in your fellow nurses

August 2016 Vol. 11 No. 8

Author: Susan Bartlett, BSN, RN

In a perfect world, we nurses would be inspired daily by our patient experiences. They . . .

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Leading the Way

The power of Lean Six Sigma

August 2016 Vol. 11 No. 8

Author: Armi S. Earlam, DNP, MPA, BSN, RN, CWOCN

Lean and Six Sigma are well-established quality improvement tools. Combining the two creates a . . .

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Practice Matters

Suicide, physician-assisted suicide and mercy killing: Similarities, differences, cautions, and precautions

August 2016 Vol. 11 No. 8

Author: Leah L. Curtin, RN, MA, MS, ScD(h), FAAN

“I fear the power of life and death at human hands. I know no one . . .

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Career Sphere

Retirement countdown: Are Baby Boomer Nurses prepared for what lies ahead?

August 2016 Vol. 11 No. 8

Author: Joyce E. Johnson, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, and Sean P. Morrissey, BA, CFP, AAMS

Baby Boomers (born from 1946 – 1964), eager to step away from the pressures and responsibilities . . .

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Practice Matters

Transforming nursing practice: The patient-centered medical home

August 2016 Vol. 11 No. 8

Author: Nadine M. Aktan, PhD, FNP-BC

Primary care faces many challenges. Healthcare reform has and will continue to have a direct . . .

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Practice Matters

Physician and nurse engagement: From concept to collaboration

August 2016 Vol. 11 No. 8

Author: Alan H. Rosenstein, MD, MBA, and Kathleen Bartholomew, RN, MN

In today’s complex healthcare environment, it’s crucial for all members of the healthcare . . .

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A Capital idea?

August 2016 Vol. 11 No. 8

What’s the correct way to use the word “Nurse”? When should a lower case . . .

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Quiz Time

Which diagnostic biomarker is detectable in the urine within 12 hours after renal tubular cells are injured?
a. Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin
b. Cystatin C
c. Tissue inhibitor metalloproteinase-2
d. Glomerular filtration rate

Answer to Quiz Time: c. Tissue inhibitor metalloproteinase-2 (TIMP-2) appears in the urine within 12 hours after renal tubular cells are injured from ischemia or sepsis. In one study, urinary TIMP-2 testing showed certain patients had seven times the risk of developing acute kidney injury.

Learn more by reading the continuing nursing education article “Acute kidney injury: Causes, phases, and early detection.”

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