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George Washington University Nurse Practitioner Receives National Recognition for Kidney Care

The American Association of Kidney Patients awarded Nancy Uhland, a George Washington University nurse practitioner, what some consider to be the highest honor for kidney health professionals, reports. Uhland, a nurse practitioner in the renal division of the Medical Faculty Associates, received its 2018 Medal of Excellence Award in the nursing category for her dedicated treatment of patients with kidney diseases. Uhland has worked closely with kidney patients and their caregivers for more than 20 years, including patients on dialysis who require specialized care. 

Nurse-physician Partners Develop Improved OR-ICU handoff

A standardized operating room-to-intensive care unit handover process designed to minimize interruptions reduced errors and increased provider satisfaction without taking significantly more time, according to a study in the February issue of the American Journal of Nursing. The study involved observations of the handover process involving 38 cardiothoracic patients before and after the new process was put in place. Read more from AONE

Wisconsin Nurse Comes to Crash Victim’s Aid

A Madison, WI nurse helped a driver who crashed his car last week, reports. After the driver careened from a roadway to a ditch and eventually collided into to a fence, a nurse ran to his aid. After checking for a pulse and finding none, she pulled him from his seat and gave him CPR until the paramedics came. He was resuscitated and taken to the hospital.