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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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Features
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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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Practice Matters
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Risk-adjusted mortality rates: Why you should care about them

September 2016 Vol. 11 No. 9

Author: Brian T. Conner, PhD, RN, CNE, and Emily Johnson, PhD

Have you ever heard of risk-adjusted mortality? Maybe you’re thinking, “No! It sounds . . .

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Features
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Carbon monoxide poisoning: The silent killer

September 2016 Vol. 11 No. 9

Author: Amber Proctor Williams, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, and Robin Dawson Estrada, PhD, RN, PNP-BC

In June 2013, a mother and her 11-year-old son drove to the North . . .

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Continuing Education
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Oral Chemotherapy: Not just an ordinary pill

September 2016 Vol. 11 No. 9

Author: Nancy Thompson, MSN, RN, AOCNS, and Amy Christian, MSN, RN, OCN

Fran, a triage nurse in a busy primary care office, receives a call from Marla . . .

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Inside ANA
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The critical role of nurses in promoting immunization for adults

September 2016 Vol. 11 No. 9

Author: Chad Rittle, DNP, MPH, RN, FAAOHN, and Ruth Francis, MPH, MCHES

Children aren’t the only ones who need vaccines. Older adults and those with chronic . . .

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Career Sphere
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Evidence-based interview strategy for new nurses

September 2016 Vol. 11 No. 9

Author: Kelley Strout, PhD, RN; Jeff Nevers, MA; Deborah Bachard, BSN, RN, NE-BC; and Sarah P. Varney, MS, BSN, RN

For many nurses, job interviews induce fear. The competitive job market has made interview preparation . . .

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Editorial
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Patient assignment vs. nurse staffing: More than just numbers

September 2016 Vol. 11 No. 9

Author: Lillee Gelinas, MSN, RN, FAAN

For more than 15 years, I’ve been advocating for healthcare leaders to replace the . . .

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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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