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Importance of Interprofessional Collaboration, Communication and Teambuilding,

Kaitlin Graye, BSN, RN

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Collaboration is especially significant in the healthcare environment to meet the increasingly complex demands of patients with multiple co-morbidities. This article discusses the importance of interprofessional collaboration, communication, and team building. Cont'd

Magnet Recognition: Is the Designation worth the Journey?

Gina Quinn RN,BSN,CPAN Jennifer Papapavlou RN, BSN, CCRN Heather Miller RN, BSN, CPAN

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Currently, only eight percent of hospitals nationwide hold the title of Magnet Recognition (AHA, Fast Facts on US Hospitals, 2019) and even less receive consecutive designations. Eight percent is a marginally small number, especially when it comes to credentialing hospitals as havens for quality patient outcomes and centers of nursing excellence. The process of becoming a Magnet designated hospital is complex and grueling; requiring submissions of data, site visits, and taxes hospital resources in doing so. What then is this rare designation, and how does it improve both patient outcomes and nursing quality? Ultimately, does the designation provide benefit to those who obtain it? Cont'd

A Husband's Difficult Decision

Jennifer Kinneret Ron, BSN, RN, CPAN

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A husband's difficult decision regarding his critically ill wife and DNR status Cont'd

Cardiomyopathy: A Closer Look at the Disease

Cherrie Deguzman, Heather Miller, & Brianne Gallagher

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Heart disease is a wide term used for a variety of diseases that affect the heart. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Cardiomyopathy is one of the types of heart disease that affects about 50,000 Americans annually. There are four types of cardiomyopathy: dilated, hypertrophic, restrictive, and arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, 2007). This article will detail the different types of cardiomyopathy as well as the causes, treatment, sign and symptoms, diagnostic procedures and prevention. It will also cover ways to live with cardiomyopathy and end of life care. Cont'd

Love hate relationship in nursing

Luzyanna

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My experience from a person who hated nursing to emerging as a qualified nurse. Cont'd

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