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December 29, 2020

Disposal dilemmas in home health care

Every day, used sharps and waste pharmaceuticals are generated in the home health care setting. Improper disposal of these items threatens human and environmental health. Accumulation […]
December 29, 2020

Using evidence-based practice to develop a swallow screen for stroke patients

Nursing students have many opportunities to change practice. As a registered nurse working in the neurosurgical intensive care unit (NICU), I returned to school to complete […]
December 29, 2020

Viewpoint: Caring Science meets Heart Science: A guide to authentic caring practice

During these past decades, nursing has increasingly advanced as a distinct caring discipline and theory-guided practice profession. Discipline-specific, theory-guided practice models, motivated in part by the American […]
December 29, 2020

Joint Commission issues Sentinel Event Alert on opioid use in hospitals

On Aug. 8, The Joint Commission released the Sentinel Event Alert, “Safe use of opioids in hospitals.” The Alert warns of opioid-induced respirator depression and offers […]