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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...
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Suicide among nurses: What we don’t know might hurt us

Research, prevention programs, and open discussion are required to reduce nurse suicide. Takeaways: Suicide is a challenging concern for healthcare professionals. The lack of data related...
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Preventing falls in hospitalized patients

Engage patients and families in a three-step prevention process to reduce the risk of falls. Takeaways:  Falls occur in approximately 3% of hospitalized patients and...
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Venous thromboembolism: Very troubling events

Engage patients to help prevent this possibly deadly condition. Takeaways: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is responsible for more deaths annually than AIDS, breast cancer, prostate cancer,...
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Introduction to immunotherapy: What nurses need to know about emerging therapies

Understanding these rapidly evolving treatments will help you advocate for patients and manage side effects. By Beth Boseki, MSN, RN, OCN, CCRP; Lauren FInaldi, BSN, RN,...
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Women and cardiovascular disease

Understand women’s unique risks and symptoms to ensure early identification and treatment of CVD. Takeaways: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of mortality...
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Opioid and non-opioid analgesia during surgery

Understanding how and why anesthesia providers select analgesic agents. Takeaways: Many options exist for managing intraoperative and postoperative surgical pain. Medications used for pain...

Families and post-intensive care syndrome

Post-intensive care syndrome (PICS) is defined as new or increased physical, cognitive, or mental health impairment in a patient after hospitalization in a critical care unit. Similarly, post-intensive care syndrome-family (PICS-F) refers to new or increased cognitive or mental health impairment in family members after a loved one is hospitalized in a critical care setting.

Concussion: Prevention, assessment, and management

Concussion, a subset of mild traumatic brain injury, can lead to long-term effects, including chronic traumatic encephalopathy. (See Con­cussion’s impact.) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that approximately 30 million children in the United States participate in sports that put them at risk for head trauma and concussion. And many young athletes who experience mild head trauma don’t report symptoms until hours after the injury.