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January 2018 Vol. 13 No. 1

January 2018 Vol. 13 No. 1

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®.

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Postmenopausal women and urinary incontinence

Postmenopausal women and urinary incontinence

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.

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Call for nominations

Call for nominations

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Changing injury trends related to diabetes and insulin injection

Changing injury trends related to diabetes and insulin injection

Author: Amber Hogan Mitchell, DrPH, MPH, CPH, and Ginger B. Parker, MBA

Lessons learned from EPINet®. 
Takeaways:

From 2012 to 2016, injuries from disposable syringes make up 28.1% of  needlesticks; of those, 19.5% are from …

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10 tips to boost employee engagement

10 tips to boost employee engagement

Author: Cynthia Clark, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN

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2019 Magnet® Application Manual raises the bar for  nursing excellence

2019 Magnet® Application Manual raises the bar for nursing excellence

Author: Rebecca Graystone, MS, MBA, RN, NE-BC

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Do salary surveys matter?

Do salary surveys matter?

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.

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Special Reports

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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