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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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August 2018 Vol. 13 No. 8

August 2018 Vol. 13 No. 8

This issue of American Nurse Today features an article on adolescent nonsuicidal self-injury. Did you know that the prevalence for this coping behavior is 18%? Young people self-injure as a way to deal with the feelings of frustration, helplessness, and anger that accompany all of the stress they experience at home, in school, and other social environments. Using the screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) method, nurses can help identify and support patients they suspect may be self-injuring. Read this article to learn more about how you can help your young patients. Other topics covered this month include venous thromboembolism (for CNE), hypoglycemia, and the use of nutrition and activity tracking apps for adolescent weight loss.

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Venous thromboembolism: Very troubling events

Venous thromboembolism: Very troubling events

Author: Carolyn E. Crumley, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, CWOCN

Engage patients to help prevent this possibly deadly condition.
Takeaways:

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is responsible for more deaths annually than AIDS, breast cancer, prostate cancer …

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Getting to know incoming ANA President Ernest Grant

Getting to know incoming ANA President Ernest Grant

Author: By Susan Trossman, RN

Special September Frontline Preview
This summer, Ernest Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN, was elected to serve as president of the American Nurses Association (ANA) effective in …

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Compassion: A nurse’s primary virtue

Compassion: A nurse’s primary virtue

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

Strengthening compassion may help you avoid burnout.
Nurses, we’re told, are fundamentally compassionate people. In fact, nurse burnout could be defined as the loss …

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Innovation needs nurses

Innovation needs nurses

Author: Elizabeth Moore, MFA

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

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Staffing committees: A safe staffing solution that includes engagement

Staffing committees: A safe staffing solution that includes engagement

Author: Ann Blankenhorn, MSN, MBA, RN, NEA-BC

With nurse input, this hospital strives for staffing satisfaction.
Takeaways:

Staffing and scheduling presents some of the greatest challenges for both leaders and clinical staff …

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The importance of advocacy: Your voice matters

The importance of advocacy: Your voice matters

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

Reflections from a day on the hill.
On June 21, 2018, 277 nurses from 45 states unified their voices into one and “took the hill …

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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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