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Nursing communication and the gender identity spectrum

May 2017 Vol. 12 No. 5

Author: Katherine Sullivan, PhD, RN, CEN, CTN-A; Anissa Guzman, PhD, RN, CNS; and Danielle Lancellotti, MA

It’s a hectic day in the emergency department (ED), where the triage nurse Laura . . .

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ANA on the Frontline

ANA on the Frontline: May 2017

May 2017 Vol. 12 No. 5

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

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ANA on the Frontline

In Brief

May 2017 Vol. 12 No. 5

Now open: 2017 call for nominations for appointed positions
The ANA Committee on Appointments, a . . .

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Overcoming marginalization in the transgender community

May 2017 Vol. 12 No. 5

Author: Sharon A. Morgan, MSN, RN, NP-C and Liz Stokes, JD, RN

Discrimination and stigma cause health disparities and differences in access to care that are closely . . .

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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

Calling for all nurses to lead and transform palliative care

May 2017 Vol. 12 No. 5

ANA and the Hospice & Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) have partnered to issue Call for . . .

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Goals and actions for a healthy lifestyle

May 2017 Vol. 12 No. 5

Author: Karen Gabel Speroni, PhD, RN, BSN, MHSA

Hitting a milestone of 50 years or older can spark renewed attention to personal health . . .

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Saying yes to yoga

May 2017 Vol. 12 No. 5

Author: Apryl Motley, CAE

The physical and mental health benefits of practicing yoga are well-documented. One recent study . . .

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Career Sphere

Promoting professionalism by sharing a cup of coffee

May 2017 Vol. 12 No. 5

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

This is the second in a series of articles on promoting professionalism. You can read . . .

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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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