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Clinical Topics

March 2018 Vol. 13 No. 3

Quick action reverses SVT and prevents a disastrous outcome.

Atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter are the most common subtypes of supraventricular tachycardia, which is relatively common in women.
The treatment of choice for unstable patients is synchronized cardioversion.
For stable patients, initial treatment is a vagal maneuver, such as . . .

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, and many people who die by suicide visit a healthcare provider in the year before taking their lives. Current evidence shows that 12.5% of emergency department visits are for behavioral health problems. And though only 3% will . . .

Liquid stool, diabetes, age, smoking, non-use of diapers, fever, and low oxygen saturation are associated with incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD) category 2 (skin loss) in critically ill patients with fecal incontinence, according to a study in the International Journal of Nursing Studies.

Read more via Journalofnursingstudies.com . . .

On Feb. 6, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a statement that included: “There is no evidence to indicate that kratom is safe or effective for any medical use.” The statement further noted that kratom, which has opioid properties shouldn’t be used as an alternative to . . .

Most nurses report that they aren’t competent in meeting any of the 24 evidence-based practice competencies (EBP), according to a survey published in Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing.

Read more via Onlinelibrary.wiley.com . . .

Supplement oxygen isn’t needed for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients who have normal oxygen saturation, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis in the International Journal of Nursing Studies.

Read more via Ncbi.nlm.nih.gov . . .

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