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Medsurg Nursing: Official Journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses

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https://read.qxmd.com/read/30304601/when-visitors-become-violent-what-is-the-ethical-response
#1
Donna Casey
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Medsurg Nursing: Official Journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30304600/peer-review
#2
Lynne M Connelly
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Medsurg Nursing: Official Journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30304599/thyroid-storm
#3
Mary L Schreiber
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Medsurg Nursing: Official Journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30304598/when-compassion-is-lost
#4
J Sheree Henson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Medsurg Nursing: Official Journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30304597/immunizations-for-the-adult-patient
#5
Sonya H Blevins
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Medsurg Nursing: Official Journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30304596/care-of-lgbtq-patients
#6
Wendy Woodall
The Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board (MSNCB) is a professional organization whose mission is to validate excellence in medical-surgical nursing. MSNCB administers the Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN[R]) and Certified in Care Coordination and Transition Management (CCCTM) certification programs because certification is the recognized path for registered nurses to build and demonstrate commitment, confidence, and credibility. Certification provides an added credential beyond licensure...
March 2017: Medsurg Nursing: Official Journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30304595/the-patient-s-experience-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-past-now-future
#7
Hale Turhan Damar, Bilik Özlem
Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) affects patients' lives in many ways. In this descriptive qualitative study, effects of knee problems were identified as influential on patients' decisions during the preopera- tive period. Patients also stated they experienced difficulties postop- eratively that were unique to TKA.
March 2017: Medsurg Nursing: Official Journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30304594/the-use-of-intravenous-ibuprofen-and-intravenous-acetaminophen-in-surgical-patients-and-the-effect-on-opioid-reduction
#8
REVIEW
Tracy M Kwan, Marisa Sullivan
Healthcare providers typically use opioids to treat postoperative pain. Use of intravenous ibuprofen and acetaminophen as adjuncts to opioids is evaluated for potential to reduce opioid use and improve postoperative pain management.
March 2017: Medsurg Nursing: Official Journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30304593/stroke-transitions-of-care
#9
Shelia Y Ross, Sarah Roberts, Helen Taggart, Carl Patronas
This quality improvement project focused on improving patient education and patient satisfaction, and reducing all-cause 30-day readmissions. A 72-hour discharge follow-up telephone call was completed in patients discharged home with diagnosis of stroke.
March 2017: Medsurg Nursing: Official Journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30304592/assessment-of-airway-defenses-in-the-neurologically-impaired-patient
#10
Sarah Miller, Erin Silverman, Bari Hoffman-Ruddy
Impairment of cough and swallow is a potential consequence of neurological dysfunction that places affected patients at increased risk for respiratory compromise and death. Nurses are critical to early identification and frequent screening of airway defense mechanisms to reduce aspiration risk and improve clinical outcomes in patients with neurological impairment.
March 2017: Medsurg Nursing: Official Journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30304591/tranexamic-acid-in-total-hip-arthoplasty-management-of-complications-and-use
#11
Diana R Filipek
Use of tranexamic acid for management of blood loss in total hip arthroplasty is growing. It is important for healthcare providers to be aware of the pharmacology, efficacy, management, complica- tions, and side effects of this medication.
March 2017: Medsurg Nursing: Official Journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30304590/felty-s-syndrome-a-qualitative-case-study
#12
Wendy Woolston, Lynne M Connelly
Felty's syndrome is a triad of rheumatoid arthritis, splenomegaly, and neutropenia. This rare disorder is difficult to diagnose and produces many complications. The purpose of this descriptive qualitative case study was to provide a comprehensive, context-bound understanding of one patient's struggle with the condition.
March 2017: Medsurg Nursing: Official Journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30304589/enhanced-recovery-in-orthopedics-a-prospective-audit-of-an-enhanced-recovery-program-for-patients-undergoing-hip-or-knee-arthroplasty
#13
Catherine Brennan, Gail Parsons
Hip and knee arthroplasty are common 'surgical procedures. Enhanced recovery programs help reduce length of stay with good patient outcomes and satisfaction. An audit is described showing improved pain management, reduced nausea and vomiting, and quicker recovery through an interprofessional approach.
March 2017: Medsurg Nursing: Official Journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30304588/a-novel-approach-to-reducing-rn-distraction-during-medication-access
#14
Eric Wolak, Andrea Hill, Pam Ball, Loc Culp
Use of a noise-reducing headset to decrease distractions at medication stations was evaluated. Observational data demonstrated a statistically significant decrease in the frequency with, which RNs were visibly distracted when using the headset.
March 2017: Medsurg Nursing: Official Journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30304587/nurse-residency-program-designed-for-a-large-cohort-of-new-graduate-nurses-implementation-and-outcomes
#15
Janet T Crimlisk, Margaret M Grande, Gintas P Krisciunas, Kim V Costello, Eduarda G Fernandes, Martha Griffin
A nurse residency program was designed to train a large group of new graduate nurses hired into multiple specialty areas. The program included a generalist 1 month 5 day/week clinical orientation followed by specialty clinical orientation with ongoing generalist education. Retention rate after 1 year was 91%.
March 2017: Medsurg Nursing: Official Journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30304586/blood-transfusion-vital-sign-frequency-what-does-the-evidence-say
#16
Joanna Cortez-Gann, Kimberly Dicarlo Gilmore, Kristen Watson Foley, Melanie Brooke Kennedy, Tammy Mcgee, Daria Kring
Blood transfusion vital sign protocols do not have sufficient evi- dence to mandate surveillance frequency. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship of vital sign changes to reaction times in an effort to determine best practice for monitoring patients receiving blood products.
March 2017: Medsurg Nursing: Official Journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30304585/emotional-competence-demonstrated-performance
#17
Roxanne Beckham, Kathy Riedford
Component behaviors of emotional competence and nurse develop- ment of an action plan to demonstrate performance of these behaviors are examined. The critical impact of emotional compe- tence on professional role satisfaction and on success of an organi- zation is explored.
March 2017: Medsurg Nursing: Official Journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30353075/preparing-for-population-health
#18
EDITORIAL
Dottie Roberts
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Medsurg Nursing: Official Journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30353036/watch-your-language
#19
Donna J Middaugh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Medsurg Nursing: Official Journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30353026/complementary-and-alternative-medicines-for-the-postoperative-patient
#20
Jo Ellen Inman-Puckett
The Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board (MSNCB) is a professional organization whose mission is to validate excellence in medical-surgical nursing. MSNCB administers the Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN®) and Certified in Care Coordination and Transition Management (CCCTM) certification programs because certification is the recognized path for registered nurses to build and demonstrate commitment, confidence, and credibility. Certification provides an added credential beyond licensure...
January 2017: Medsurg Nursing: Official Journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
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