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  • Euthanasia, Assisted Suicide, and Nursing
    Brooke Butler RN, BSN
    Ethical dilemma of euthanasia and assisted suicide and effect on nursing.
  • The Importance of Understanding Hypertension: The Role of a Registered Nurse as an Investigator 
    The Importance of Understanding Hypertension: The Role of a Registered Nurse as an Investigator by Gary D. Goldberg, PhD Clinical Professor of Medical Education Angeles College of Nursing, Los Angeles, Ca.
    The primary care nurse owes it to themselves and their patients to be informed on the chronic diseases they manage in order to achieve maximum patient compliance and satisfaction. Well informed, confident practitioners will be able to deliver evidence-based structured advice, and in doing so reduce morbidity and mortality rates from cerebrovascular accidents and cardiovascular disease for patients regardless of age, gender, or ethnicity.
  • Poor sleep, hazardous breathing: An overview of obstructive sleep apnea
    Melissa Carlucci MS, ACNP Maureen Smith MS, ANP, GNP Susan J. Corbridge PhD, ACNP, FAANP
    Obstructive sleep apnea is a chronic disorder resulting from upper airway collapse during sleep. It is linked to a variety of health and safety risks but can often be effectively treated. This article provides an overview of the disorder, including an evidence-based approach to diagnosis and management.
  • Be the Nurse you REALLY Want to Be
    Lorene Zammuto, BSN, RN
    Be the Nurse you REALLY Want to Be
  • FNP Student Assessment of Acute Abdominal Pain
    Rebecca Linden
    This article serves to assist the novice family nurse practitioner student in the examination of abdomen in a patient presenting with acute abdominal pain.
  • Healthy Cooking for the Soul
    Ruth L. Brosig and Jessica Cossette
    The purpose of this pilot study was to use motivation and coaching strategies to encourage Detroit African-American adults who are at high risk for hypertension and diabetes to change their dietary patterns. Oakland University Accelerated BSN (ABSN) student nurses designed and implemented the project to bring health coaching to the urban Indian Village community. Interventions included nutrition presentations and healthy soul-food cooking demonstrations. Information about program effectiveness was obtained through surveys. Survey scores increased for ninety percent of the participants from pre to posttest, indicating a corresponding increase in nutrition awareness. Future research is needed to determine the long-term effectiveness of the intervention strategies. The Healthy Cooking pilot project has the potential to facilitate research that will educate nursing students as well as citizens of Detroit's Indian Village.
  • Spinal Block Versus Epidural Block
    Stacey Kast RN,BSN
    Spinal anesthesia, also called spinal analgesia, sub-arachnoid block (SAB) or intrathecal, is a form of regional anesthesia involving an injection of a local anesthetic into the cerebral spinal fluid with a fine needle. The term epidural is often short for epidural anesthesia, a form of regional anesthesia involving injection of drugs through a catheter placed into the epidural space. The injection can cause both a loss of sensation (anesthesia) and a loss of pain (analgesia), by blocking the transmission of signals through nerves in or near the spinal cord.
  • Health and Law
    Cindy Huffer, MSN, RNP
    This legal case study involves a young woman who presented ambulatory to the emergency room with a gunshot wound to the head
    Tags: health, law
  • National Nursing Licensure
    Antonia Frazier
    National nursing licensure promotes more effective licensing than does state licensure by alleviating the ever-present nursing shortage and promoting mobility among the nursing workforce.
  • Elective Induction of Labor and Early Term Delivery
    Elizabeth Johnson
    The rate of elective induction of labor without medical indication is on the rise. Elective inductions carry long-term consequences for the maternal and infant dyad. Maternal risk of induction includes hemorrhage, uterine dystocia, uterine rupture, and cesarean section related to failed induction of labor. Neonatal risks include respiratory distress, feeding difficulty, and long-term psychological and behavioral tendencies such as attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In reviewing a variety of studies, researchers have seen a decrease in morbidities and health care costs for both mother and infant when spontaneous labor occurs. However, the risks of liability and malpractice suits tempt physicians to schedule elective inductions. By creating and implementing policies on elective induction of labor, nurses have the ability to educate patients on the importance of letting labor occur naturally.
    Tags: health, labor
  • Managing Type II Diabetes within the Hispanic Community
    Kathy Nobles
    Diabetes is termed the life style disease for good reason. It is a progressive and chronic illness largely caused by obesity and lack of exercise. If left untreated or poorly controlled, this disease can lead to debilitating complications and premature death.
  • Professional Nursing: Is A Doctorate Degree Necessary
    Wendy Van Cauwenbergh
    Obtaining a higher education has transitioned from being a privilege to a prerequisite for professional success. However, success is not always correlated with the level of education the individual possesses. This is especially true in the field of nursing.
  • Do nurses really understand Advanced Health Care Directives?
    Maureen Kroning RN MSN EdD
    As a Nursing Supervisor, I have witnessed many problems associated with patients Advanced Health Care Directives (AHCD). On many occasions, patients are asked about AHCD when their medical condition worsens, leaving education of AHCD lacking and often put to the family to make end-of-life decisions. Both nurses and patients have verbalized not understanding AHCD. At the local hospital not only have many nurses acknowledged not understanding their role and responsibility about AHCD, but they also do not really have a good understanding themselves of what AHCD are; therefore, they do not feel comfortable educating patients and families about this vital healthcare issue. Research shows that providing AHCD education is effective in changing not only the treatment preferences of patients, but their attitudes toward end-of-life health care (AHRQ, 2003). There was an eminent need to look into this problem at the local community hospital.
    Tags: health, nurse
  • Funding Health Care as a Basic Human Right
    Jennifer Bergen, Jay Fultz, Sally Kessie, and Angela Osburn
    The United States of America is a nation known and heralded worldwide for its democracy, freedom, and wealth. Through our commerce, we have become a prosperous nation. Through our commonalities we stand united. Through our shared citizenship, we establish our community. Through our voices, we are heard. So why is it, our nation has been divided against the idea of health care being funded as a basic human right? U.S. Senator, Ted Kennedy, once said,
  • Literature Review: Safe Nurse Staffing
    Shana Camphor
    The purpose of this literature review is to exam nurse staffing and staffing related issue and its impact on the healthcare world. Safe nurse staffing poses substantial issues at the clinical level including its tremendous impact on patient mortality, patient satisfaction, increased incidence of medical errors, and nurse dissatisfaction and burnout.
    Tags: health, nurse
  • Doing More with Less: Are We Compromising Patient Care?
    Anita Schilling
    I came bustling into the Medical-Surgical unit at the hospital where I work as scheduled. It was the third 12-hour shift I was working, so I was really looking forward to getting the shift over with and enjoying the upcoming four days off. I was expecting to come onto the floor to find the usual nurses on the unit.
  • Moral Distress in Nursing and Available Support Systems
    Brynne Underhill and Jennifer Finkle
    Moral distress is a key issue facing nursing today; it affects the way nurses care for their patients and the number of nurses who stay in the profession (Gutierrez, 2005; Hamric & Blackhall, 2007).
  • Multidisciplinary Rounds In Various Hospital Settings
    Venice Ababat, Jeremias Asis, Michelle Bonus, Chloe DePonte, David Pham
    This paper focuses on the use of multidisciplinary rounds in various hospital settings with an emphasis on intensive care units. A comprehensive literature review on the studies that focused on the use of multidisciplinary rounds will be incorporated and referenced. Topics to be discussed in regard to application of multidisciplinary rounds are benefits, barriers, gaps in current literature, and recommendations for baccalaureate level nursing.
  • “What is it with you?”
    Kathleen Beyerman
    “I’ve got a fainter here!” I call over my sister’s head to the flight attendant. My sister is sitting in the aisle seat, I am in the middle, and my new patient is sitting by the window. He has just announced to me that he doesn’t feel well and thinks he may faint
    Tags: health, nurse
  • Nurse/Patient Communication Twenty Suggestions for Improvement
    John R. Thurston, Ph.D.
    From time to time, physicians are taken to task by fellow physicians and many others for a variety of shortcomings in the practice of their profession. Common among the listed faults is a lack of effective communication with their patients.
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