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Rural NC school receives grant to fund school nurse

The Summit Charter School in North Carolina recently received a grant from the Highlands-Cashiers Health Foundation to employ a full-time school nurse. This grant will enable the school to provide the students of Summit...

Virtual reality: A strategy to improve patient-centered care

Technology can help nurses gain empathy and navigate difficult conversations. Takeaways: Extended reality (virtual, mixed, augmented) technology is rapidly expanding and finding a space in healthcare professional education. The positive impact of these technologies are...

Video surveillance and nursing workforce safety

This strategy can benefit both nurses and patients. Takeaways: Patient-engaged video surveillance is a reliable method to accurately determine the incidence of patient aggression and violence on the nursing workforce for those under surveillance. Trained...

A team approach to STEMI treatment protocols

A community hospital’s initiative improves patient outcomes. Takeaways: Few practice guidelines focus on in-hospital ST-elevation myocardial infarctions (STEMIs). Challenges related to inpatient STEMIs include delays in several areas—including recognition, electrocardiogram interpretation, STEMI team or rapid...

Top apps for nurses in 2019

As smart phones become more and more integral in our lives, the American Nurse Today team would like to share some of the top apps for nurses in 2019! These apps all have features...

Managing carotid to prevent stroke

Watch for warning signs to reduce risk. Takeaways: Approximately 87% of all strokes are ischemic, with 30% directly attributed to atherosclerosis of the internal carotid artery. Within the first 3 months after a transient ischemic...

Power up your education with innovative technology

Tools for organizing, studying, and learning. Whether you’re a traditional student or returning to school to further your education, finding the best online tools and apps can help make studying and life easier and more...

The role of adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioners

This growing field offers opportunities in a variety of settings. Your perspective of the nurse practitioner (NP) role may be shaped by the NPs you encounter at work. Perhaps you think that adult-gerontology acute care...

New treatment for acute hepatic porphyria

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently granted approval to Alnylam Pharmaceuticals’ givosiran (Givlaari), a new treatment for adult patients with acute hepatic porphyria (AHP).    AHP is a genetic disorder that manifests as a “buildup of toxic porphyrin molecules” that form “during the...

Hands: Keep them clean

By Julie Cullen, Managing Editor, American Nurse Today It's National Handwashing Awareness Week, so what better time to remind everyone about the importance of hand hygiene to help prevent the spread of infection?  The American...

Study reveals no link between statin use and cognitive decline

A new study offers insight into a question that’s plagued healthcare for some time: Does an association exist between statin use and cognitive decline? A team from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and the University of...

Efficiency: ASCs vs. hospital outpatient departments

A recent study from The American Journal of Surgery analyzes the efficiency of operating rooms in hospital-owned ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) and hospital outpatient departments (HOPs). The study examined 220 procedures performed in the researchers’...

Low-risk pregnancies may result in fewer interventions with midwives

A new study from Obstetrics & Gynecology indicates that women with low-risk pregnancies, who delivered in a hospital setting with a midwife, may need fewer interventions and cesarean sections (C-sections) than women who saw...