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Category Archives: Cardiac Nursing

‘Your patient is in cardiac arrest: Step 1, leave the room’ – Nursing Times

Posted: March 31, 2020 at 4:41 pm

Nursing in the Covid-19 pandemic: notes by a trauma nurse at a London Level 1 Trauma Centre (blog first published on 29 March 2020) Covid19 Nursing This week the medical and nursing staff on my unit had a joint training session run by an ICU registrar on what to do if your Covid-19 patient has a cardiac arrest. Step 1, leave the room. Confused Continue reading

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Hanover florist makes wreaths to thank nurses, health care workers – The Patriot Ledger

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HANOVER Brenda Maver's voice catches with emotion when she talks about the young nurses, "the rookies," just a year or two out of nursing school who are being pressed into action on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic in South Shore and Boston hospitals. "I've known them since they were in kindergarten and they are all such nice girls out there working so hard, thrown into this crisis," she said. Mayer is standing at the work table in her garage that is covered with ribbons as she begins another day of making simple wreaths to say "thank you" to area health care workers Continue reading

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Faces of US: Ashley Watters – The Free Press of the University of Southern Maine

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By: Lillian Lema, Staff Writer At a young age USM student Ashley Watters knew that she wanted to go into the nursing field due to her upbringing. Growing up in a low-income family, Watters was a witness to the hardships her family faced on not being able to advocate for their health concerns and therefore, not seek to improve it. Continue reading

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The inspiring story of the migrant nurses in London who helped build the NHS – MyLondon

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The current coronavirus crisis has emphasised to everyone just how vital the NHS is to us, and the incredible work all the staff do on a daily basis. As you regularly see today, the NHS relies heavily on an international workforce, with doctors and nurses, cleaners and engineers all coming from across the world Continue reading

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Home carers for elderly, people with disabilities worried about lack of PPE after nurse exposed to man with coronavirus – ABC News

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Updated March 31, 2020 09:04:09 A Victorian nurse who says she repeatedly treated a man with coronavirus fears she could have unknowingly infected dozens of other vulnerable patients. The 58-year-old says an elderly patient, whose home she visits twice weekly for her job with a private contractor, has tested positive to COVID-19 but she did not find out for more than a week Continue reading

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Cardiovascular Care Nursing Mnemonics and Tips – Nurseslabs

Posted: March 29, 2020 at 7:44 pm

The cardiovascular system is so vital that its activity defines the presence of life. The cardiovascular system begins its activity when the fetus is barely a month old and is the last body system to cease activity at the end of life. More than 80 million Americans have one or more types of cardiovascular disease which include hypertension, coronary artery disease, heart failure, and other congenital cardiovascular defects.Because of the prevalence of cardiovascular diseases, nurses practicing in any setting should have a clear understanding of various conditions affecting the cardiovascular care. Continue reading

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Heart for healing: Nurse’s career takes flight with Air Evac – Franklin County Times – Franklin County Times

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FRANKLIN LIVING One afternoon Laura Kroeger was hard at work in her career as an ICU nurse when a colleague, who was a flight nurse, made an off-hand suggestion: that she should become a flight nurse herself. Her answer: You know I should Continue reading

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US Hospitals Rush to Find Beds for Surge of Virus Patients – The New York Times

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SEATTLE With her due date fast approaching, Kelly McCarty packed a bag with nursing tops, a robe, slippers and granola bars. Continue reading

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One-third of critically ill COVID-19 patients in Washington State series developed cardiomyopathy – Cardiac Rhythm News

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A case series of US experience with COVID-19 has upheld suggestions of a link with cardiomyopathy, which developed in 33% of intensive care patients. In a research letter published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Matt Arentz (Department of Global Health, University of Washington, Seattle, USA) and colleagues describe the clinical presentation, characteristics, and outcomes of incident cases of COVID-19 admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) at Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland, Washington, where one of the first deaths in the USA was reported. Continue reading

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Did Grandma bring coronavirus to the Seattle-area nursing home? A family weighs the evidence – KUOW News and Information

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Grandma lay on the bed, her eyes open and vacant. She wore a thin, white hospital smock dotted with small flowers and held her granddaughters hand as afternoon light enveloped the room. The heart monitor beeped, and at the foot of the bed, her grandson stumbled through the Book of Isaiah. Continue reading

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