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The July 2019 issue of American Nurse Today offers up two clinical articles with updates critical to good nursing care. The first—Evidence-based epilepsy care—is this month’s CNE article. Read it to learn about the latest in assessment, treatment, and patient self-management. The other article—Massive blood transfusion protocols—offers details that can save patients’ lives. Other articles in this issue include tips on leading an innovation culture, using mindfulness to instill self-compassion, instrument reprocessing, and more.
Author: Gigi Smith, PhD, RN, PNP, FAES; Madona Plueger, ACNS-BC, APRN, CNRN, FAES; and Janelle L. Wagner, PhD
Assessment, treatment, and self-management
Epilepsy is a complex disease that includes seizures that may or may not be active.
Recognizing comorbidities can improve …
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) at the American Nurses Association (ANA) kicked off its 45th year of …
Throughout acute care—from the emergency department to the operating room and the critical-care unit—protecting patients’ skin from pressure injuries (PIs) can sometimes be low on the priority list when faced with immediate life-threatening situations. However, PIs can become life-threatening and most are avoidable when excellent assessment, physical care, multidisciplinary teamwork, and technology are used to ensure adequate perfusion. In this special supplement to American Nurse Today, you’ll find best practices related to specific acute-care environments and insight into clinical solutions such as support surfaces, technology, and collaborative care. You’ll also want to read the case studies from nurses who have developed and implemented PI prevention strategies in their acute-care settings.
Author: Susan Mullen Kaplan, PhD, RN, CCRP; Tina Kennedy-Schlegel, DNP, CRNA, CCRN, CNS; Pamela Hammond-Miles,BSN, RN, VA-BC; Joanne Williams-Reed, DNP, RN-BC, CNS
This collaborative approach instills confidence in novice researchers, prepares more experienced nurses for future leadership, and expands the reach of established experts.
To develop …
Education can be the key to professional success. Whether you’re a new or experienced nurse, returning to school to get your BSN or an advanced degree can make the difference between thriving and stagnating in your career. Tap into the articles presented in this year’s education guide for tips and thoughtful advice on nursing education.
American Nurse Today 2019-20 Education Guide, provides you with facts, figures, other nurses’ experiences, and tons of other resources to help you in your journey.