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Many articles have been written about nurse bullying and incivility. Topics range from building a culture of civility to addressing specific instances of bullying. But what if you’re accused of bullying? Would you know what to do? Our Healthy Nurse article reviews how you should handle an accusation of bullying, including reflecting on your own behavior and steps you can to take to repair the professional relationship so everyone can focus on patient care.
Another article in this issue that discusses nurse behavior is the first in a two-part series: “When a BON disciplinary process is based on substance misuse disorder.” In the past, nurses who misused drugs or alcohol were disciplined and sent on their way. No effort was made to help them recover and continue with their careers. Alternative approaches to discipline focus on treatment so nurses can return to health and patient care.
Other articles in this issue include the CNE on implementing evidence-based practice changes, a feature that follows the case of a nurse and his patient with a pulmonary embolism, and a Rapid Response article on tube feeding aspiration. This month’s focus section is on informatics nursing—one article looks at career opportunities and the other reviews how predictive analytics can impact sepsis diagnosis and treatment.t safety—safety culture and resilience.
Author: Sharon Tucker, PhD, RN, FAAN
Take a strategic approach to translating research into practice.
Implementation is a major step in the evidence-based practice (EBP) process that’s often …
Author: Gregory Craig, MPA, MS, and Samuel Hewitt
One of the American Nurses Association’s (ANA) most critical functions is to promote and implement a federal legislative agenda that elevates nursing and improves …
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 …
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.
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.