An emergency care development for consideration worldwide

An emergency care development for consideration worldwide The aim of this 2018 research study was to determine why nurse-based Injury Units were developed in Ireland and how they function in the Irish healthcare system, including what they contribute in relation to addressing the healthcare needs of Irish citizens. A document review was completed and interviews [...]

Understanding changes in cardiovascular pathophysiology

Cardiovascular pathophysiological changes, such as hypertension and enlarged ventricles, reflect the altered functions of the heart and its circulation during ill-health. This article examines the normal and altered anatomy of the cardiac valves, the contractile elements and enzymes of the myocardium, the significance of the different factors associated with cardiac output, and the role of [...]

Emergency Response in the Ambulatory Surgery Center

As more surgeries are moving out of the hospital setting, effective emergency response in freestanding ambulatory surgery centers requires organized preparedness. Rapid, consistent emergency response can be challenged by their rarity of occurrence, fast-paced environment, and relative lack of resources. Anesthesiologists who practice in these settings must be aware of the differences between the management [...]

Advanced Heart Failure: Quality of Life

advanced heart failure The patient perspective: Quality of life in advanced heart failure with frequent hospitalisations End of life is an unfortunate but inevitable phase of the heart failure patients' journey. It is often preceded by a stage in the progression of heart failure defined as advanced heart failure, and characterised by poor quality of [...]

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner | A Nurse Practitioner By Any Other Name

neonatal nurse practitioner Neonatal nurse practitioner ethics knowledge and attitudes Background: Neonatal nurse practitioners have become the front-line staff exposed to a myriad of ethical issues that arise in the day-to-day environment of the neonatal intensive care unit. However, ethics competency at the time of graduation and after years of practice has not been described. [...]

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner: Various Roles

pediatric nurse practitioner Role of the pediatric nurse practitioner in promoting breastfeeding for late preterm infants in primary care settings The preterm birth rate has been increasing steadily during the past two decades. Up to two thirds of this increase has been attributed to the increasing rate of late preterm births (34 to < 37 [...]

COVID-19 Updates (August 21, 2020)

CDC COVID-19 Partner Update: New Tools for Schools Dr. Brooks shared updates on CDC’s COVID-19 response, including where we are now with the latest scientific information. Dr. Sauber-Schatz and Dr. Szucs provided an overview of CDC’s new COVID-19 toolkits and information for schools. Stop the Spread of Germs If you are [...]

COVID-19 Updates (August 10, 2020)

Know Your Risk of Getting COVID-19 Learn what factors put you at risk and what you can do to stay safe. # coronavirus disease COVID-19 Stop the Spread of Germs Help stop the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses by following these steps. Symptoms of Coronavirus Disease 2019 [...]

COVID-19 Updates (July 24, 2019)

Supporting Children and Adolescents During COVID-19 Parents, family members, school staff, and other trusted adults can play an important role in helping make sense of what children and adolescents hear in a way that is honest, accurate, and minimizes anxiety or fear. Dr. Melissa Brymer from the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress [...]


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