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Mind/Body/Spirit

Laugh, nurse, laugh!

April 2017 Vol. 12 No. 4

Author: Kara Theal, MA, BSN, RN-BC

Key Takeaways

Laughter reduces stress, boosts the immune system, and is good for the heart . . .

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Features

Understanding medical management of aortic stenosis

April 2017 Vol. 12 No. 4

Author: Kelly Haight, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, PCCN

Key Takeaways

Medical management of aortic stenosis can’t cure or delay its progression.
Nursing . . .

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ANA on the Frontline

Headlines from the Hill

April 2017 Vol. 12 No. 4

ANA intensifies efforts to address vital concerns for nurses
Issues continue to move quickly in . . .

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ANA on the Frontline

In Brief

April 2017 Vol. 12 No. 4

ANA releases new position statement opposing capital punishment
ANA announced its opposition to capital punishment . . .

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Special Reports

American Nurse Today: 2017 Education Guide

Education is a valuable tool for advancing your nursing career.

This special guide explains how to choose the right educational option for you, how to become a nurse educator or an advanced practice nurse, and how to land your dream job after completing your additional education.

Read the 2017 Education Guide Nurses.

 

Duke Integrative Medicine’s Integrative Health Coach Professional Training prepares nurses for rewarding career option.

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Health coaches can be highly effective in helping patients make needed changes. For example, a systematic review published in 2014 in Patient Education and Counseling found that health coaching improves the management of chronic diseases as well as improves lifestyle habits such as increased physical activity and weight management.

Studies focused on integrative health coaching also have found significant improvements in patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. Given these results, it’s not surprising that...

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ANA on the Frontline

ANA Enterprise News

April 2017 Vol. 12 No. 4

ANA recognized for role in reducing patient harm
Six years ago, ANA joined the Partnership . . .

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ANA on the Frontline

Translating quality into practice

April 2017 Vol. 12 No. 4

More than 1,100 nurses and other professionals gathered at ANA’s 2017 Conference in . . .

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ANA on the Frontline

ANA on the Frontline: April 2017

April 2017 Vol. 12 No. 4

Learn about the top issues facing ANA member nurses, how ANA is working for you . . .

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Features

Nurses’ essential role in supporting professionalism

April 2017 Vol. 12 No. 4

Author: Marilyn Dubree, MSN, RN, NE-BC; April Kapu, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC; Michelle Terrell, MSN, CPNP-AC; James W. Pichert, PhD; William O. Cooper, MD, MPH; and Gerald B. Hickson, MD

Key Takeaways

Most nurses behave professionally and ethically.
A tiered approach to intervention when unprofessional . . .

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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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