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Pressure Injury Supplement

Special Report Sponsored by Dabir

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.

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October 2018 Vol. 13 No. 10

October 2018 Vol. 13 No. 10

In this issue of American Nurse Today, we take a close look at nurse suicide, including the lack of research and information, the steps nursing can take to support colleagues suffering from depression or burn out, and how healthcare organizations can develop and implement suicide prevention resources and services. Other articles include a feature on leadless pacemakers, tips for working with a challenging patient, and guidelines for preventing medical device–related pressure injuries.

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Suicide among nurses: What we don’t know might hurt us

Suicide among nurses: What we don’t know might hurt us

Author: Leah Heather Rizzo, MSN, RN-BC, CENP

Research, prevention programs, and open discussion are required to reduce nurse suicide.
Takeaways:

Suicide is a challenging concern for healthcare professionals.
The lack of data …

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ANA on the Frontline, October 2018

ANA on the Frontline, October 2018

Learn about the top issues facing ANA member nurses, how ANA is working for you, and what ANA is doing to advance nursing. In this …

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Can you fire a patient?

Can you fire a patient?

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

The answer may surprise you.
WHAT can you do with a patient who won’t comply with any of your directives? You’ve provided education …

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Nurses lead progress in Choosing Wisely® Campaign

Nurses lead progress in Choosing Wisely® Campaign

Author: Karen Cox, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Mary Fran Tracy, PhD, APRN, CNS, FAAN

This content is for Digital Access and Print Plus subscribers only.

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The path to a quieter unit

The path to a quieter unit

Author: By Christine Hedges, PhD, RN, NE-BC; Erica Wolak, MHA, BSN, RN, NE-BC; Cheryl A. Smith-Miller, PhD, RN-BC; Turkeisha Brown, MSN, RN, NE-BC

Get staff engaged in evidence-based practice and quality-improvement projects.
Takeaways: 

Using a participatory and shared governance approach, nurses conducted evidence reviews to identify …

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Listening as a caring competency

Listening as a caring competency

Effective listening can make you a better nurse.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN to be fully present when listening to someone or trying to observe his …

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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.

  • 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.

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