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Medical Cannabis: What Nurses Need to Know

Nurses can help patients make smart decisions by educating themselves. Takeaways: Nurses frequently treat patients who use or are considering using cannabis as a medicine. ...

Central vascular access device complications:

The nurse’s role at each point of care Takeaways: Central vascular access devices (CVADs) can be essential to accomplishing patient therapeutic regimens. Nurses must be...

Short peripheral and midline catheter complications

The nurse’s role at point of care Takeaways:  Short peripheral and midline catheters can be essential to accomplishing patient therapeutic regimens.   Nurses must be competent...
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Depression and chronic medical illness in adults

This dual diagnosis poses challenges for patients—and their nurses. Takeaways:  Adults with chronic medical illness have a high prevalence of co-morbid depression.  Depression often goes...

Evidence-based epilepsy care

Assessment, treatment, and self-management Takeaways:  Epilepsy is a complex disease that includes seizures that may or may not be active.  Recognizing comorbidities can improve health...

Oral anticoagulants: Pharmacologic management update

Stay-up-to-date to avoid complications and achieve the best treatment for patients. Takeaways:  This article discusses the use of oral anticoagulants.  Indications, side effects and dosing...

Evidence-based practices for osteoarthritis management

Self-management education is the foundation of osteoarthritis care. Takeaways: · Osteoarthritis is a chronic disorder of the joints that is painful, prevalent, costly, and a leading...

Evidence-based update on chest tube management

Is your practice current? Takeaways:  Chest thoracotomy tube (CTT) management can seem challenging, so let evidence-based practice guide you.  Familiarize yourself with the chest drainage...
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Implementation: The linchpin of evidence-based practice changes

Take a strategic approach to translating research into practice. Takeaways Implementation is a major step in the evidence-based practice (EBP) process that’s often underappreciated and...
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Breast cancer survivors: Assessment and management of long-term treatment effects

Survivor care continues long after treatment ends. Takeaways: Long-term effects of breast cancer treatment include fatigue, hot flashes and night sweats, sexual dysfunction, sleep disturbance, weight...
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NP role in medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder

Combine medication and counseling with shared decision-making to treat addiction. Takeaways: Medication-assisted treatment (MAT), an evidence-based intervention for opioid use disorder and withdrawal symptom management, combines...
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Reducing readmissions in stroke patients

Recognizing those at risk and exploring evidence-based strategies Takeaways: Stroke prevalence is projected to rise significantly by 2030 and increasing survivorship will lead to increased...
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Reducing nasogastric tube misplacement through evidence-based practice

Is your practice up-to-date? Takeaways: Recent studies have shown that more than 88% of nurses are using non-evidence based methods for verification of nasogastric tube...