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Journal of Nursing : Blood

  • Phlebotomy Basics For Nurses
    Mary H. Nielson, DNP, APRN-BC
    The processes of phlebotomy are pivotal for patient care. Nurses may have to perform phlebotomy for their patient in various health care settings. Understanding the procedures, processes and reasons behind phlebotomy is the key to ensuring patient safety and positive patient outcomes.
  • Basics on Inpatient Blood Sugar Control
    Lenore Hernandez RN, MSN, CDE, APRN-BCADM, CNS
    Controlling inpatient blood sugars is challenging and complex. Inpatient blood sugars can be affected by a multitude a variables. Some of the variables are nutritional intake, inflammation, stress and steroids. Research indicates more than 50% of Americans could have diabetes or pre-diabetes by the year 2020. Healthcare costs for this population both inpatient and outpatient is enormous and growing. Many of these patients will require hospitalization. Inpatient diabetes treatment can be complex but the outcome enhancement is great. Improving inpatient blood sugar control decreases both complications and mortality. Controlling the blood sugars of this growing patient population is well worth the investment of time and resources.
  • Pathogen Transmission from Blood Pressure Cuffs 
    by Sandra Taber RN, BSN Clinical Nurse Specialist Murray State University Department of Nursing
    Decades of research has been conducted regarding the transmission of pathogens in hospitals from patient to patient, patient to staff, and staff into the community.
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