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Take Note - Practice Updates

Although healthcare professionals’ self‐reported evidence-based practice (EBP) knowledge, skills, attitudes, and beliefs are at a moderate to high level, this doesn’t translate into EBP implementation, according to a study in Worldviews On Evidence-Based Nursing.

Read more at Sigma . . .

According to a systematic review in PLOSOne, healthcare professionals generally support the use of medicinal cannabis, but they lack knowledge and are concerned about patient harm and indirect societal harms.

Read more at PLOSOne . . .

It’s not just the United States that’s experiencing a resurgence of measles. Experts writing in the New England Journal of Medicine note that the decline in measles vaccination is causing a preventable global resurgence of the disease.

Read more at National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases . . .

A study in Critical Care Nurse reports that the health of critical-care nurses’ work environments has improved since 2013, but staffing remains a major concern.

Read more at  American Association of Critical-Care Nurses . . .

Another reason to watch how much time you spend on your electronic devices: Mindless switching between digital devices is associated with increased susceptibility to food temptations and lack of self-control, which may result in weight gain, according to a study in Brain Imaging and Behavior.

Read more at Rice . . .

The Stop -Bang screening tool can reliably predict the presence of moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to a study in Applied Nursing Research. Screening is vital to reduce cardiovascular morbidity and mortality related to the condition.

Read more at ScienceDirect . . .

Only half of ICU providers are familiar with the Critical Care Societies Collaborative Choosing Wisely recommendations, according to a report in Critical Care Medicine. Choosing Wisely is an initiative to avoid unnecessary medical tests, treatments, and procedures.

Read more via Critical Care Medicine and learn more about Choosing Wisely . . .

A study in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition reports that poor mental health is linked with poor diet quality among California adults, regardless of characteristics such as gender, education, age, marital status and income level.

Read more via Loma Linda University Health . . .

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