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February 2019 Vol. 14 No. 2

February 2019 Vol. 14 No. 2

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.

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Breast cancer survivors: Assessment and management of long-term treatment effects

Breast cancer survivors: Assessment and management of long-term treatment effects

Author: Patricia Leighton, MSN Ed, OCN, ONN-CG

Survivor care continues long after treatment ends.
Takeaways:

Long-term effects of breast cancer treatment include fatigue, hot flashes and night sweats, sexual dysfunction, sleep …

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ANA on the Frontline, February 2019

ANA on the Frontline, February 2019

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USP compounding standards: Prepare with care

USP compounding standards: Prepare with care

Author: Shawn Becker, MS, BSN, and Loredana I. Jinga, MPH, BSN

Know the current standards.
IF YOU PREPARE medications to meet unique patient needs, stop and ensure you are up to speed on United States Pharmacopeia …

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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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Strategies for nurse leaders

Strategies for nurse leaders

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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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Nursing care: The quest to eliminate preventable harm

Nursing care: The quest to eliminate preventable harm

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 …

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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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