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ANA on the Frontline

Nurses head to the Hill for ANA event, Washington listens

July 2017 Vol. 12 No. 7

Nearly 430 participants in the American Nurses Association’s (ANA’s) Hill Day event shared . . .

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Practice Matters

In pursuit of a good night’s rest

July 2017 Vol. 12 No. 7

Author: Ruth Francis, MPH, MCHES

Good sleep quality is essential for overall health and well-being. The Centers for Disease . . .

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Practice Matters

A conversation with Rep. Lois Capps

July 2017 Vol. 12 No. 7

Author: Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Over the past several months, I’ve written extensively about the importance of nurses increasing . . .

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Strictly Clinical
Acute cardiac tamponade

Acute cardiac tamponade

July 2017 Vol. 12 No. 7

Author: Mary Ann House-Fancher, MSN, ACNP, CCRN-CSC/CMC, PCCN

Martin Pace, a 65-year-old man, is admitted with an inferior wall ST-segment . . .

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Special Reports

2017-2018 Education Guide

Embarking on the path to continuing your education, whether you’re a recently licensed RN or a highly skilled professional with years of experience, begins with the questions you ask yourself.

2018 Education Guide

  • Why do I want to go back to school?
  • What are my goals?
  • How can I afford it?
  • How much time will this take?
  • How will I fit school into my work and family life?

These are questions only you can answer for yourself, but this year’s American Nurse Today 2017/2018 Education Guide, provides you with facts, figures, other nurses’ experiences, and tons of other resources to help you in your journey.


Duke Integrative Medicine’s Integrative Health Coach Professional Training prepares nurses for rewarding career option.

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Health coaches can be highly effective in helping patients make needed changes. For example, a systematic review published in 2014 in Patient Education and Counseling found that health coaching improves the management of chronic diseases as well as improves lifestyle habits such as increased physical activity and weight management.

Studies focused on integrative health coaching also have found significant improvements in patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. Given these results, it’s not surprising that...

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Leading the Way
psychiatric nursing plant a tree

Plant a tree

July 2017 Vol. 12 No. 7

Author: Apryl Motley, CAE

“Years ago, someone planted a tree that provides shade for us today,” said Barbara Jones . . .

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Focus on…Infection Prevention

5 Nursing strategies to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia

June 2017 Vol. 12 No. 6

Author: Emily Boltey, BSN, RN; Olga Yakusheva, PhD; and Deena Kelly Costa, PhD, RN

Key takeways

Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a healthcare associated infection that can complicate care . . .

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Career Sphere
Nursing Insights

Partnering with subject-matter experts

June 2017 Vol. 12 No. 6

Author: Kimberly H. Taylor, RN, and Dyan A. Troxel, MSN, RN

Key takeways

Choose the right subject matter expert to deliver an outstanding presentation.
Collaborate with . . .

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Practice Matters

We vs. they

June 2017 Vol. 12 No. 6

Author: Leah Curtin, RN, ScD(h), FAAN

Here, in the United States, a lot has been happening lately; the kinds of things . . .

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Quiz Time

Which diagnostic biomarker is detectable in the urine within 12 hours after renal tubular cells are injured?
a. Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin
b. Cystatin C
c. Tissue inhibitor metalloproteinase-2
d. Glomerular filtration rate

Answer to Quiz Time: c. Tissue inhibitor metalloproteinase-2 (TIMP-2) appears in the urine within 12 hours after renal tubular cells are injured from ischemia or sepsis. In one study, urinary TIMP-2 testing showed certain patients had seven times the risk of developing acute kidney injury.

Learn more by reading the continuing nursing education article “Acute kidney injury: Causes, phases, and early detection.”

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