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Practice Matters

We vs. they

June 2017 Vol. 12 No. 6

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

Here, in the United States, a lot has been happening lately; the kinds of things . . .

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Leading the Way

Advocacy for all

June 2017 Vol. 12 No. 6

Author: Interview by Apryl Motley

Patricia Ford-Roegner, MSW, BSN, RN, ACSW, FAAN, now a senior health policy advisor at . . .

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Leading the Way

Building trust in your leadership

June 2017 Vol. 12 No. 6

Author: Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Steve recently accepted an emergency department (ED) director position in a busy safety-net hospital . . .

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Relax with lavender

June 2017 Vol. 12 No. 6

Author: Martha J. Greenberg, PhD, RN, and Anesha Narain, BSN, RN

We all experience a certain amount of stress and anxiety, and in small doses it . . .

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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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Practice Matters

Empowering nurses with infection control resources

June 2017 Vol. 12 No. 6

Author: Sametria McCammon, MSPH, and Sharon Morgan, MSN, RN, NP-C

As the frontline defense in many healthcare facilities, nurses and their knowledge of infection control . . .

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Practice Matters

Nursing—Built on a cornerstone of leadership

June 2017 Vol. 12 No. 6

Author: Adam Tebben

Editor’s note: In this month’s issue, ANA President Pamela Cipriano and National Student . . .

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Rapid Response

When all signs point to tension pneumothorax

June 2017 Vol. 12 No. 6

Key takeaways

Initial presentation of tension pneumothorax in patients with unassisted breathing is slower and . . .

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APRNs and the Choosing Wisely® campaign

May 2017 Vol. 12 No. 5

Author: Ruth M. Kleinpell, PhD, ACNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN; April Kapu, DNP, ACNP-BC, FAANP; Briana Witherspoon, DNP, ACNP-BC; Lauren Oliver, MSN, ACNP-BC; Jayme Gibson, MSN, ACNP-BC; Haley Vance, DNP, CPNP-AC; Janet M. Myers, DNP, FNP/GNPBC; Roslyn Green, MSN, AG-ACNP-BC; Ann Minnick, PhD, RN, FAAN; Pierce Trumbo, BA; and Wade Iams, MD

Advanced Practice RNs (APRNs) influence outcomes for patients in a number of ways, including better . . .

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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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