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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Emergency Medicine

11 Most Common Mistakes Nurses and APPs Make When Preventing and Treating Sepsis

Sepsis just surpassed cancer to become the second-leading cause of death globally, according to a new study.

You Know About the Importance of the Social Determinants of Health — Now What?

Here’s why you should care about SDOH screening — and the important role NPs, PAs and RNs play in incorporating it into everyday routines.

5 Strategies to De-Escalate Patients and Avoid Workplace Violence

Many healthcare employees have little to no education about workplace violence, from strategies to avoid it to how to report if it does happen.

Easiest Screening Tools for Assessing Suicide Risk: 7 Tips to Administer Them

Suicide is a leading cause of death in the U.S., but many providers, regardless of their point of care, don't consider screening patients for suicide risk their responsibility.

3 Cost-Effective Ways to Improve Emergency Departments’ Quality of Care

Emergency departments are under more pressure than ever to provide specialized care, but doing so can seem daunting. Here, 3 cost-effective ways to boost your quality of care.

Nation’s Top-Performing Rapid Response Teams Share These 4 Qualities

RRTs that foster relationships with bedside nurses tend to be more effective. Learn about a few other strategies that can improve RRT success rates.

Top 7 Signs You’re Treating a Human-Trafficking Victim – and How to Respond

For many victims of human trafficking, their only chance to find freedom comes when and if they see a healthcare provider.

For Healing Injuries, A New Wound Dressing Design Feels Like Embryonic Skin

The latest innovation in wound dressings does more than maintain moisture and prevent infection, like traditional cotton and gauze treatments.

3 Ways to Help Yourself After an Assault by a Patient

Roughly 75 percent of workplace assaults every year take place in healthcare settings. Nurses are the most likely to be victimized.

Antidepressant Could Stop Sepsis, New Study Shows

A successful treatment for sepsis, an often fatal disorder in which the body’s immune response spirals wildly out of control, has long...

Key Facts on Vitamin D Deficiency and Toxicity

Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency affects approximately 70% of Americans.  One in 4 adults over the age of 60 takes vitamin D...

Psych Interventions Control Pain in Older Adults

Chronic pain is very common in older adults, and an issue that nurses have to work with when caring for patients...

Expectations of Pain Can Influence Actual Sensation

Can pain be a self-fulfilling prophecy? Maybe. Getting vaccinated, stubbing a toe, or even breaking a finger can hurt. Medical procedures in general...

Evidence Supports Placebos for Pain, Fatigue, IBS

Placebos, inactive substances that don’t contain any medication, shouldn’t make a clinical impact. Yet their effects can still be powerful, even if...

Update on Concussion

The understanding of concussion and its more serious counterpart -- traumatic brain injury --  continues to advance as diagnostic practices evolve. For...

Protecting Yourself From Contagious Patients

The CDC estimates that about 99,000 Americans die each year from health-care acquired infections. Here’s how you can protect yourself and still...

ACT Now: Put the Asthma Control Test in Primary Care

Investigators have conducted an evidence-based project to implement the Asthma Control Test (ACT) -- a screening tool recommended by the National Heart,...

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