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Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections

Stephanie Hopson

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Evidence based practice for implementation of central line bundles to decrease central line associated bloodstream infections. Cont'd

Protein Consumption and Hydration in Competitive High School Students

Sabina Fidai Mackenzie Gavin Joseph D'Angelo Catherine Redler

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The objective of this article is to provide a resource for nurses, coaches and athletes on proper consumption of protein and hydration status. According to the Institute of Medicine’s Dietary Reference Intakes, the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) of protein for both men and women is 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight per day. The average athlete consumes more than the recommended amount of protein with protein supplements. The combination of increased protein consumption along with inadequate hydration can lead to short and long term consequences. Consequences include, acute and chronic kidney injury, rhabdomylosis, and electrolyte imbalances. Nurses play a vital role in primary prevention and education strategies in regards to proper nutrition. Cont'd

Compassion in Nursing; the “Gift that Keeps on Giving"

Mary Ellen Buechel Holbrook, RN, BA, BSN, CPAN

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This article describes how, even in a busy recovery room, nurses who show compassion while caring for their patients, enrich their patients' experience by making a meaningful connection with them. Cont'd

Utilizing the “Teach Back” Method Approach in Reducing Medical Errors in Patients After Discharge.

Lise Anne Ross

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This article is about the utilization of the teach-back method in reducing medical error and readmission with patients after discharge. Cont'd

SXU Ranked No. #1 by U. S. News & World Report’s “Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs”

Kelly Murphy

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Saint Xavier University’s (SXU) School of Nursing recently earned the #1 ranking by U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 “Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs”. SXU’s School of Nursing has ranked in the top three online graduate nursing programs five consecutive years. This is the third time the program has been ranked #1 in those five years. Cont'd

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