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Subduing stress: A physiology-based approach

January 2017 Vol. 12 No. 1

Author: Debra Rose Wilson, PhD, MSN, RN, IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHT; and Dana M. Dillard, MS PhD(c)

Stress can influence disease development and exacerbation—but managing it effectively can reduce its effects . . .

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Patient Safety / Quality

Hook-and-loop alarm belt: A vital component in a fall-prevention toolkit

January 2017 Vol. 12 No. 1

Author: Dawn Wicker, PT III as told to Janet Boivin, BSN, RN

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of recurring case studies describing success . . .

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Leading the Way

A conversation with Patricia Flatley Brennan

January 2017 Vol. 12 No. 1

Patricia Flatley Brennan, PhD, RN, FAAN, is the director of the National Library of Medicine . . .

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Career Sphere

“My research article was accepted for publication!”

January 2017 Vol. 12 No. 1

Author: Jennifer L. Greer, PhD, and Nancy P. Wingo, PhD

Beth, a former hospital nursing director-turned-faculty member, learns she has to present her . . .

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Practice Matters

ANA’s Health Risk Appraisal: Three years later

January 2017 Vol. 12 No. 1

Author: Holly Carpenter, BSN, RN

What have we learned in the 3 years since ANA launched the HealthyNurse® Health Risk . . .

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Practice Matters

No time like the present to get healthy

January 2017 Vol. 12 No. 1

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

This month, ANA rolls out a new yearlong initiative focused on helping every nurse be . . .

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Practice Matters

Breaking down diversability barriers to improve patient well-being

January 2017 Vol. 12 No. 1

Author: Melissa Schwartz Beck, PhD, RNC-OB; Cheryl Elhammoumi, MSN, RN, CCRN; and Jitka Virag, PhD

Many of us make assumptions based on a person’s appearance, behavior, our personal experiences . . .

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Career Sphere

Moving up millennials to leadership roles

December 2016 Vol. 11 No. 12

Author: Stephanie M. Chung, MSN, RN

Christina, a 29-year-old RN, BSN, recently obtained her MSN in clinical management. She . . .

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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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