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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.

Reviewing pain management options for patients in active labor

Farnham, Tammy

Nursing. 50(6):24-30, June 2020.

Pain perception and preferences for pain management are unique to each woman in labor. This article provides an overview of the physiology of labor pain, presents available nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic approaches to managing pain during active labor, and discusses potential benefits and risks for each option.

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.

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.

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.

Confronting compassion fatigue in oncology nurses

Reiser, Victoria L.; Gonzalez, Judith F. Zedreck

Nursing. 50(5):54-60, May 2020.

Incorporating input from frontline staff, the quality improvement project described here aimed to combat burnout with a self-compassion toolkit.

Policy and politics: Why nurses should get involved

Oestberg, Fredrik

Nursing2012. 42(12):46-49, December 2012.

By knowing how the political system works and what strategies can influence policy, any nurse can become an advocate at the local, state, or federal level. Here's what you can do.

How to recognize caffeine overdose

Carreon, Christian “CJ”; Parsh, Bridget

Nursing. 49(4):52-55, April 2019.

Although caffeine is the most widely consumed stimulant in the world, many users are unaware that consuming it in extremely high amounts can be toxic. This article examines how nurses can recognize the signs and symptoms of caffeine overdose and educate patients about the dangers of excessive consumption.

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.

Servant leadership: A model for emerging nurse leaders

Fahlberg, Beth; Toomey, Robert

Nursing. 46(10):49-52, October 2016.

Leadership doesn't have to be all about power or prestige. A servant leader makes a conscious choice to lead through service to others. Find out about this new approach to leadership and how you can achieve it in your practice.

Healthcare coverage in the US and Japan: A comparison

Ruggles, Bernadette Martin; Xiong, Amy; Kyle, Brittany

Nursing. 49(4):56-60, April 2019.

How does healthcare coverage in the US compare with the Japanese system? This thought-provoking discussion reviews the pros and cons of both approaches.

12-lead ECGs part II: Identifying common abnormalities

Goldich, Guy

Nursing2014. 44(9):30-36, September 2014.

Nurses who can independently interpret a 12-lead ECG can anticipate and prepare for emergency care their patients may need. Review this practical guide to recognizing abnormal ECGs, which builds on last month's article about assessing normal findings.