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HbA1c poor way to identify children with diabetes

HbA1c is not a reliable way to identify children with diabetes according to a study in DiabetesCare. The study authors are examining whether random...

A potential change in the diagnosis of diabetes

A new article from Healthline reveals a potential change to the diagnosis of diabetes. Based on a study from Dr. Maria Mercedes Chang Villacreses at...

Innovative end-to-end total arthroplasty care

An improvement project reduces surgical site infections. Takeaways: Establishing an end-to-end care process involves collaboration with the patient, clinical coach (family/support system), the multidisciplinary team,...

Bacterial meningitis

Rapid recognition prevents patient harm. Takeaways:  Early recognition of bacterial meningitis decreases morbidity and mortality.  Photophobia, nuchal rigidity (stiff neck), severe headache, fever, and confusion...

A kinder, gentler workplace

Others may not notice your courtesy, but they will notice your rudeness.   EVERYTHING has changed over the years. Technology, populations, human behavior, even bacteria and...
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Hypoglycemia: An unwelcome companion to effective diabetes management

Tailor your assessment, prevention, and treatment to individual patient needs and risks. Takeaways: Hypoglycemia places people with diabetes at risk for injury and prevents them from...
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Women and cardiovascular disease

Understand women’s unique risks and symptoms to ensure early identification and treatment of CVD. Takeaways: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of mortality...
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Diabetes— Pharmacologic management update

Concentrated insulin and noninsulin medications help patients manage their diabetes. Takeaways: when large volumes of insulin are injected subcutaneously, inadequate absorption, poor adherence, insulin leaking...

Transitional care—The pathway to integrated care delivery

Clinical and community partnerships reduce hospitalization and emergency department visits. Takeaways: Nurses need to lead the way in redesigning integrated healthcare delivery. Building relationships and...
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Research 101: Descriptive statistics

Use these tools to analyze data vital to practice-improvement projects. By Brian Conner, PhD, RN, CNE and Emily Johnson, PhD Takeaways: Nurses at every level should...
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Diabetes and cardiovascular disease: A deadly duo

Learn about the vital education patients need to improve their outcomes. Takeaways: Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes can lead to multiple complications. The...
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New CDC guideline for the prevention of surgical site infections

A new format and structure allows for timely updates and distribution. Takeaways The 2017 updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Surgical Site Infection Guidelines...
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Can nursing meet the 80/2020 goal?

Progress is slow but steady as RNs head back to school to get their BSN. By Janet Boivin, BSN, RN Will 80% of RNs hold a...