Neutropenic fever is a common hospital presentation for oncology patients. Dr. Darien Reed explains what neutropenic fever is, who is at risk for getting it, important assessment findings, and how we work up these patients.Continue reading “#20 Neutropenic Fever”
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis is a core marker of healthcare excellence. Dr. Walter Cheng, hospitalist, explains that almost every hospitalized patient is at an increased risk for developing a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE) and that nurses play a crucial role in preventing, assessing for, and educating our patients about VTE.
Up My Nursing Game is partnering with VCU Health Continuing Education to offer FREE continuing education credits for registered nurses. Click here to obtain nursing credit (1.00) or here for detailed instructions.Continue reading “#16 VTE Prophylaxis Demystified”
Homeless patients can add extra layers of complexities to hospital care. Dr. Joe Mega provides perspective about the needs of our patients experiencing homelessness and how healthcare professionals can care for them more effectively.Continue reading “#12 Hospital Care of Homeless Patients”
Dr. Matthew Truong, urologist, shares some pearls for difficult foley insertion, what CAUTI is, what it is not, and how to prevent it.Continue reading “#8 Difficult foley insertion, CAUTI prevention”