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Strictly Clinical

How to manage manipulative behavior in geriatric patients

October 2016 Vol. 11 No. 10

Author: Douglas A. Kemerer, BSN, RN

Nursing is regularly rated as one of the most trusted professions, but nurses are also . . .

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Practice Matters

Preoperative education for patients undergoing total laryngectomy

October 2016 Vol. 11 No. 10

Author: Kaleelah Branche, MSN, RN

Patients undergoing a total laryngectomy can expect to experience significant lifestyle changes after surgery. Preoperative . . .

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Practice Matters

The seasons of life, change, and grief

October 2016 Vol. 11 No. 10

Author: Rebecca Ruppert, MS, RN

Just as the seasons of the year change from fall to winter to spring and . . .

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Leading the Way

Implementing purposeful daily leadership rounding: A broader approach to measuring quality

October 2016 Vol. 11 No. 10

Author: V. Susan Carroll, MS, RN, SCRN, and Timothy M. Carrigan, PhD, RN, FACHE

Patient satisfaction has long been one way that hospitals measured quality, albeit indirectly. The surgical . . .

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Inside ANA

Immunizations: A nursing tradition

October 2016 Vol. 11 No. 10

Author: Ruth Francis, MPH, MCHES

The fall and winter seasons are filled with traditions associated with Back to School, Halloween . . .

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Career Sphere

Original research at a small rural hospital—you can do it!

October 2016 Vol. 11 No. 10

Author: Danette Melvin, MN, RN-BC, NE-BC, CNL, and Maureen Brophy, MN, RN

Nurses want to provide evidence-based care that reflects best practices. But they also have . . .

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Inside ANA

Partnerships bring infection prevention practices to nurses

September 2016 Vol. 11 No. 9

Author: Kathryn J. Desmond, BSN, RN

Spurred by the 2014 Ebola crisis and such emerging threats as Zika virus and antibiotic . . .

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How to help patients live with liver failure

September 2016 Vol. 11 No. 9

Author: Shari J. Lynn, MSN, RN

A life-threatening condition, liver failure results from liver damage. In many cases, the damage . . .

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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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