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Insulin-to-carbohydrate ratios: An overview for nurses

Carbohydrate counting is an efficacious technique to safely achieve glycemic targets and improve outcomes for patients using meal-time insulin. This article provides nurses with the knowledge and skills to assist and support their patients. It also reviews how to evaluate glycemic control and provides guidelines for referral to diabetes education programs.


Systemic effects of excessive alcohol consumption

This article presents priority nursing assessments and interventions that address the multicellular assault of excessive alcohol consumption on bodily organs and the impact on the patient's quality of life.


One of Us

A US Army officer recounts the lingering lessons from one of his patients.


Providing trauma-informed care to patients who identify as LGBTQAI

Individuals in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or questioning), asexual (or allied), intersex (LGBTQAI) community may experience higher levels of trauma than the general population. Trauma-informed care is an evidence-based method of providing care to patients who identify as LGBTQAI to prevent retraumatization of the individual.