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August 2019 Vol. 14 No. 8

August 2019 Vol. 14 No. 8

Our cover story this month takes a look at intimate partner violence (IPV) during pregnancy. The World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Healthy People 2020 all agree that IPV is a primary health concern and a leading cause of traumatic death for pregnant women and their unborn children. This author offers recommendations for screening, assessment, and prevention.

The CNE article reviews the connections between depression and chronic medical illness and evidence-based interventions. Other articles in this issue include two that focus topics relevant to nurse health—spirituality and resilience. Additional subjects covered in this issue include bedside shift report, preceptor feedback, sepsis prevention, and opioids.

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Short peripheral and midline catheter complications

Short peripheral and midline catheter complications

Author: Dawn Berndt, DNP, RN, CRNI®, and Marlene Steinheiser, PhD, RN, CRNI®

The nurse’s role at point of care
Takeaways: 

Short peripheral and midline catheters can be essential to accomplishing patient therapeutic regimens.  

Nurses must be …

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Appropriate staffing = safe, quality care

Appropriate staffing = safe, quality care

Author: Susan Trossman, RN

ANA, nurses work on range of efforts to address this nursing priority.

When asked why appropriate staffing was so important, Tracy Viers, MSN, RN, CCRN …

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A medication dosage simulation strategy to improve patient safety

A medication dosage simulation strategy to improve patient safety

Author: Nadine M. Marchi, DNP, MSN, RN, CRRN, CNE, CHSE; Elizabeth Zimmermann, DNP, MSN, RN, CHSE; Connie S. Kelling, WHNP, MSN, RN; Shannon Wong, MSN, RN, CPNP; and Kathleen M Juniper, MSN, RN, WHNP-BC

Simulation boosts skills and encourages active learning. 
Takeaways: 

Traditional medication administration dosage testing can be time-consuming, costly, and lack elements of active learning. 
Simulation …

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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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Leadership styles that promote innovation

Leadership styles that promote innovation

Author: Cole Edmonson, DNP, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC, FAAN, FAONL, and Dan Weberg, PhD, MHI, RN

Supporting innovation requires commitment and thoughtful actions.
Takeaways: 

The healthcare systems operate between past models and the need to evolve. 
Innovation leadership skills are about …

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Near-peer mentoring for nursing research education

Near-peer mentoring for nursing research education

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.
Takeaways:

To develop …

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Editorial: Presidential leadership

Editorial: Presidential leadership

Author: Lillee Gelinas, MSN, RN, CPPS, FAAN

Lessons and insights for the profession from ANA’s past presidents

OVER the course of my career, I’ve had the privilege of interacting with …

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2019-2020 Education Guide

Education can be the key to professional success. Whether you’re a new or experienced nurse, returning to school to get your BSN or an advanced degree can make the difference between thriving and stagnating in your career. Tap into the articles presented in this year’s education guide for tips and thoughtful advice on nursing education.

American Nurse Today 2019-20 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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