This report describes the extent of inclusion of nurses in pharmaceutical company-sponsored educational events in Australia.
This case reported in this Teachable Moment emphasizes the importance of catheter care as the responsibility of physicians as well as nurses.
Impacts of a Medical Directive for Urinary Catheter Removal by Nurses
This Viewpoint discusses the potential to improve patient care by identifying routines and paperwork that do not contribute to patient care or safety.
In a systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical trials of patient education for low back pain, Traeger et al found evidence that patient education in primary care can provide long-term reassurance for patients with acute or subacute low back pain.
This multicenter survey study found that hospital-based clinicians perceive the most important barriers to goals of care discussions to be factors related to patients and family members.
This cluster randomized effectiveness trial finds that home health care nurses can effectively integrate depression care management into routine practice among patients with moderate to severe depression. See the Invited Commentary by Lyketsos.
Del Fiol et al systematically review studies that examined the questions that clinicians raise in the context of patient care decision making. See also the invited commentary by Carnahan.
Cohen et al determined whether a nurse-led or dietician-led cardiovascular risk factor education program would improve risk factor reduction over the long term after an acute coronary syndrome. Patients underwent an education program in a House of Education or were treated according to physicians’ standard of care. See the Invited Commentary by Fihn.