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The good news is that more people are surviving breast cancer. But with survivorship comes long-term treatment effects (fatigue, hot flashes and night sweats, sleep disturbance, sexual dysfunction, weight issues, and fear of recurrence). Nurses can have a real impact on how patients manage those effects and ensure a good quality life. This month’s CNE article provides you with the information you need to deliver the best possible nursing care.
The weather extremes caused by climate change effect everyone, but older adults are especially susceptible to the adverse effects. Through your practice and as an advocate within your community, you can help promote and implement mitigation and prevention efforts. This issue’s article on older adults and climate change offers suggestions about how you can make a difference.
Other articles in this issue cover a variety of clinical (heart failure, atelectasis) and workplace (Generation Z, accountability) topics. And our focus section this month includes two articles on patient safety—safety culture and resilience.
Author: Patricia Leighton, MSN Ed, OCN, ONN-CG
Survivor care continues long after treatment ends.
Long-term effects of breast cancer treatment include fatigue, hot flashes and night sweats, sexual dysfunction, sleep …
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 …
Author: Lillee Gelinas, MSN, RN, CPPS, FAAN
Defining the value of nursing
AS PART OF OUR NURSING PRACTICE, we engage in critical thinking, prioritize patient needs, communicate with other members of the …
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.