Nurse practitioner co-authors case study of breastfeeding in transgender woman

Nurse practitioner co-authors case study of breastfeeding in transgender woman

The journal Transgender Health recently published the first formal report of a transgender woman who was able to breastfeed her infant through induced lactation, using a combination of drugs (hormones that occur naturally during lactation—estradiol and progesterone—and the antinausea medication domperidone, which is licensed in Canada and Britain and is known to increase milk production) and chest stimulation using a breast pump. The patient purchased the antinausea medication in Canada since it’s banned in the United States. The case study…

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What #MeToo means for nurses

What #MeToo means for nurses

Take action; be the change. Will the worldwide response to the recent disclosures of sexual assault and harassment cases in entertainment, music, sports, and politics shed light on related issues in healthcare? The #MeToo movement has taken the world by storm, and many say it’s been a long time coming. The New York Times revelation last fall seemed shocking at the time—famed Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct in what appeared to be an…

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Your journey to authentic leadership

Your journey to authentic leadership

By Greta Rosler, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, CPXP Let your team know who you are and what you stand for. Our trajectory as nurse leaders frequently begins when someone notices our clinical acumen and informal leadership skills. We’re handed a set of keys to an office and asked to take on a management role. Not surprisingly, we may question if we really know how to do every part of our expanding role, from budgets to quality metrics to program implementation and management…

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Key competencies for nursing

Key competencies for nursing

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Concussion: Prevention, assessment, and management

Concussion: Prevention, assessment, and management

Early recognition is the first step to proper care. Takeaways: Preventing concussions is the cornerstone of care. Recognition and proper care of concussion is a priority to prevent injury and promote wellness in the pediatric population. Nurses are key players in the push to increase recognition and standardize treatment, making a significant impact on the prevention, recognition, and post-concussion care of youth athletes. By Margaret H. Granitto, MSN, ANP-BC, CNL, and Colleen Norton, PhD, RN, CCRN Concussion, a subset of…

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No simulation lab? No problem

No simulation lab? No problem

Learn how to bring the patient-simulator experience to nursing units to prepare for emergencies. Takeaways: Bring the patient simulator experience to your unit to practice mock codes. Ensure your nursing staff knows how to call a code. Confirm  nurses are comfortable with their crash carts on the unit. By Deb Sitter, MA, BSN, BSM, RN-BC, NEA-BC Because of low acuity and patient census, the critical access hospitals (CAH) where I work don’t experience many code blue and rapid response events….

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February 2018 Vol. 13 No. 2

February 2018 Vol. 13 No. 2

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Women living longer, living well. . .what healthcare providers need to know

Women living longer, living well. . .what healthcare providers need to know

Changing demographics affect patients and healthcare providers (HCPs) alike. Protecting access to preventive healthcare services (PHSs) across all life stages is an important aspect in today’s healthcare environment.   *By downloading this (product) you are opting in to receiving information from Healthcom Media and Affiliates. The details, including your email address/mobile number, may be used to keep you informed about future products and services. The post Women living longer, living well. . .what healthcare providers need to know appeared first…

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Is hospice care a two-way street?

Is hospice care a two-way street?

As a non-nurse, my perception of why nurses decide to work in hospice care centers around patients and families—relieving pain, assuaging fears, answering questions, being a comfort. But then I read a personal essay on Slate about a nurse who went from working in an emergency department to hospice care. My perception has changed. Working in hospice, for many nurses (not all), is more than a calling to care for others. It can be a way to heal themselves. The…

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