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.
Immunotherapy is becoming the standard of cancer care. Are you up-to-date on its indications, side effects, and nursing implications? This issue’s CNE article reviews three therapies: CAR T-cell therapy, oncolytic viral immunotherapy, and checkpoint inhibitors. Other clinical articles this month include cystitis and recurrent respiratory papillomatosis in children. We’ve also included a critical care focus section with articles on family presence during resuscitation and the ABCDEF bundle for post-intensive care syndrome. Our Wellness 101 series continues with an article on social wellness and the importance of connecting with others for physical, mental, and emotional health. And the Leading the Way article (“Discovering your true north”) offers great insight into how you can discover your authentic self so you can stay true to your values, beliefs, and sense of purpose.
Author: Beth Boseki, MSN, RN, OCN, CCRP; Lauren FInaldi, BSN, RN, OCN; Samantha Siegel, MSN, APN-C, OCN
Understanding these rapidly evolving treatments will help you advocate for patients and manage side effects.
By Beth Boseki, MSN, RN, OCN, CCRP; Lauren FInaldi, BSN …
Author: Meigan Robb, PhD, RN, and Teresa Shellenbarger, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Use assessment, education, and support to create informed healthcare consumers.
By Meigan Robb, PhD, RN, and Teresa Shellenbarger, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Changes in …
Author: Ann Blankenhorn, MSN, MBA, RN, NEA-BC
With nurse input, this hospital strives for staffing satisfaction.
Staffing and scheduling presents some of the greatest challenges for both leaders and clinical staff …
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.
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.