This first issue of American Nurse Today in 2018 includes articles on wound care (incontinence-associated dermatitis and care transition), dumping syndrome, the nine dimensions of nurse wellness, and employee engagement. You’ll also learn how to use skin assessment to identify elder abuse and how you can help prevent needlestick injuries during insulin injections. The continuing education article this month focuses on postmenopausal urinary incontinence, including how you can provide a comfortable environment for women to talk about the condition. And look for the special Magnet®-Recognized Organization Stories section, which includes the 2017 winners of the National Magnet Nurse of the Year®.
Author: By Christina Tso, DNP, FNP-BC, CRP, and Wah Lee, DO, MS
According to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, about 6,000 women in the United States enter menopause every day. During menopause (which is defined as the cessation of menstruation for 12 consecutive months), estrogen levels significantly decrease, resulting in hormonal fluctuations and physiological changes to the genitalia.
Author: Amber Hogan Mitchell, DrPH, MPH, CPH, and Ginger B. Parker, MBA
Lessons learned from EPINet®.
From 2012 to 2016, injuries from disposable syringes make up 28.1% of needlesticks; of those, 19.5% are from …
Author: Rebecca Graystone, MS, MBA, RN, NE-BC
Author: Lillee Gelinas, MSN, RN, CPPS, FAAN
Research shows that hospitals with better nurse staffing and work environments have better outcomes. For you, that means less burnout, more job satisfaction, and less desire to quit your job. But how does your salary fit in? Researchers are trying to understand how salary, work environment, and staffing levels work together to influence nurse-related outcomes.
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.