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Take Note - Practice Updates

A study in MedSurg Nursing identifies themes for how nurses and patients perceive nurse-patient assignments. Interviews reveal that patients have little understanding of the assignment process and don’t fully understand the nurse’s role.

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On April 16, The Joint Commission released “Sentinel Event Alert 59: Physical and verbal violence against health care workers,” which notes that 25% of nurses report being physically assaulted by a patient or a patient’s family member.

Read more via https://www.jointcommission.org/sea_issue_59/ and watch to the . . .

Scientists have developed and validated a rapid, reliable, point-of-care assay for hepatitis C virus (HCV), which will be helpful for countries with limited resources.

Read more via Pasteur.fr . . .

Foreign-born adults living in the United States have a lower prevalence coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke than those who were born in the U.S., according to a study in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Read more via Jaha.ahajournals.org . . .

Losing two or more teeth in middle age is associated with increased cardiovascular disease risk, according to a study reported at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions 2018.

Read more via Newsroom.heart.org . . .

On March 21, The New England Journal of Medicine published an overview of the problem of saline shortages.

Read more via Nejm.org . . .

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 . . .

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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