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Healthcare professionals’ implementation of EBP lagging

Although healthcare professionals’ self‐reported evidence-based practice (EBP) knowledge, skills, attitudes, and beliefs are at a moderate to high level, this doesn’t translate into EBP...

Healthcare professionals and medicinal cannabis

According to a systematic review in PLOSOne, healthcare professionals generally support the use of medicinal cannabis, but they lack knowledge and are concerned about...

Distraction cards reduce pain and anxiety for pediatric I.M. injections

Distraction cards reduce pain and anxiety during I.M. injection in children, according to a study in Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing. Read more at Sigma.

Global resurgence of measles

It’s not just the United States that’s experiencing a resurgence of measles. Experts writing in the New England Journal of Medicine note that the...

Errors in inhaler technique common among hospitalized children with asthma

According to a study in the Journal of Hospital Medicine, nearly half of hospitalized children with asthma miss a critical step in inhaler technique....

Progress on nurses working environment made

A study in Critical Care Nurse reports that the health of critical-care nurses’ work environments has improved since 2013, but staffing remains a major...

Digital device overload may increase risk of obesity

Another reason to watch how much time you spend on your electronic devices: Mindless switching between digital devices is associated with increased susceptibility to...

Study finds people with obesity are ‘dehumanized’

A study in Obesity reports that people with obesity are “blatantly dehumanized”. Read more at Wiley.

Screening for OSA in primary care

The Stop -Bang screening tool can reliably predict the presence of moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to a study in Applied...

What are the most common causes of hospital readmissions?

A report from AHRQ notes that the highest hospital readmission rate in 2016 was for blood diseases, followed by neoplasms. Read more at Healthcare Cost and...
cbt insomnia improves depression

CBT for insomnia improves depression in older adults

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for insomnia helps reduce depression in older adults, according to a study in Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing. Access the full...
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Need to promote Choosing Wisely campaign identified

Only half of ICU providers are familiar with the Critical Care Societies Collaborative Choosing Wisely recommendations, according to a report in Critical Care Medicine....
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Poor mental health linked to poor diet quality

A study in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition reports that poor mental health is linked with poor diet quality among California...