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Caring for a patient after CABG surgery


Nursing2004. 34(7):48-49, July 2004.

Did your patient undergo cardiac bypass during CABG surgery—or not? The answer guides your postoperative nursing care. Here's what you need to know.

How to provide transcutaneous pacing

Craig, Karen

Nursing2006. 36:22-23, April 2006.

Learn how temporary noninvasive cardiac pacing can protect your patient until normal conduction is restored or he receives a transvenous pacemaker.

Wound Care 101

Cox, Jill

Nursing. 49(10):32-39, October 2019.

The clinical nurse may be the first caregiver to assess changes in a patient's skin and initiate wound care. This article provides practical guidelines that any nurse can implement to support wound healing and improve patient care.

Dilution is no solution

Deutsch, Lynn

Nursing. 50(5):61-62, May 2020.

Despite well-established guidelines, many nurses still routinely dilute I.V. push medications—a practice associated with a high risk of errors.

Preventing in-patient falls: The nurse's pivotal role

Chu, Ruby Z.

Nursing. 47(3):24-30, March 2017.

Preventing falls requires a multidisciplinary approach to create a safe patient environment, including a fall prevention program and education for nurses. This article discusses practical, evidence-based interventions that nurses can implement to keep their patients safe.

Recognizing subtle signs and symptoms of pediatric cancer

Barbel, Paula; Peterson, Kathleen

Nursing2019. 45(4):30-37, April 2015.

Even though cancer is rare in children and adolescents, it's the leading cause of disease-related deaths among Americans ages 1 to 19. Refresh your knowledge of the elusive signs and symptoms of cancer because early diagnosis and treatment can save young lives.

Understanding acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding in adults

Pezzotti, William

Nursing. 50(5):24-29, May 2020.

Acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) is common in both acute and primary care settings. This article discusses the assessment and management of adults with acute UGIB, including medication options and nursing interventions.

Why Florence Nightingale still matters

Lim, Fidelindo

Nursing2010. 40(11):46-47, November 2010.

Many of her insights and innovations are still current today. Celebrate this nursing pioneer on the 100th anniversary of her death.

Code blue: Do you know what to do?

Jackson, Janet E.; Grugan, Amy S.

Nursing2019. 45(5):34-39, May 2015.

Although nurses in hospitals are required to have basic life support training, they may have few opportunities to practice these skills before needing to perform them in a crisis. Make sure your skills are current by reviewing appropriate actions and interventions nurses and other clinicians must perform during a code blue.

Assessing fetal heart sounds


Nursing2003. 33(10):54-55, October 2003.

If a pregnant patient is admitted to your unit, monitoring her baby's condition becomes your responsibility. Learn how to assess your “other” patient using a Doppler device.