American Nurse Today Journal – August, 2017 Vol 12 Number 8
American Nurse Today Journal – August, 2017 Vol 12 Number 8

ANA Journal – August, 2017 Vol 12 Number 8

American Nurse Today Journal
August, 2017  Vol 12 Number 8

The official journal of the American Nurses Association (ANA) is a fresh voice of nursing across America.

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nursing alarm fatigueEditorial: It's Alarming

american nurses association journalBy Lillee Gelinas, MSN, RN, FAAN, Editor-in-Chief

My elevator experience has given me an interesting new insight into the subject of alarm fatigue, questioning the response time difference between personal alerts and clinical, professional, or environmental ones. For me, it’s alarming.

Personal alerts vs. clinical alarms. Whether you work in the emergency department, an intensive care unit, or a med-surg unit, in an inpatient or outpatient setting, how often do you hear alarms on your shift?

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Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

american nurses association journalamerican nurses association journalBy Kelly Haight, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, PCCN

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, (TAVR) offers provides an alternative for patients who aren’t candidates for surgical AVR. The author provides an overview of the procedure and patients’ needs.

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patient care after transcatheter aortic valve replacement

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oral health diabetes nursing patients

Addressing Oral Health Needs of Patients with Diabetes

americanurses association journal august 2017By Cynthia S. Darling-Fisher, PhD, FNP-BC; Wenche S. Borgnakke, DDS, MPH, PhD; and Judith Haber, PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN

Patients with diabetes have special needs for oral health assessment and care. The authors include a brief assessment tool that nurses can use to determine risk for periodontitis.

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center disease control gudieline prevent surgical site infectionsWhat you need to know about the new SSI Guideline

american nurses association journalBy George Allen, PhD, CIC, CNOR, FAPIC

The Centers for Disease Control, (CDC) recently updated its 1999 guideline for preventing Surgical Site Infections (SSIs).

Here’s what you need to know.

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american nurses association journalStrictly Clinical

human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccineHuman Papillomavirus Vaccine

american nurses association journal 2017By Michelle Speidel, MSN, RN, N. Ed.

This author discusses the importance of this vaccine and how to discuss it with parents.

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american nurses association journalPractice Matters

rapid response team psychiatric hospitalRapid Response Team in a Pediatric Psychiatric Hospital

american nurses association journalBy Jessica Hay, MSN, CPNP-AC

Rapid response teams are usually linked with general acute care hospitals, but they have applicability in other settings too.

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From Where I Stand

The impact of the new healthcare bill can’t be hidden forever.

Secrets, Lies, and Cover-Ups

American Nurse Today ANA JournalBy Leah Curtin

When healthcare bills are developed in secret, how do we know what’s true?

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From your ANA President:
Global issues are our issues

american nurses association journalBy Pamela F. Cipriano

Healthcare quality and access were front and center at the 2017 International Council of Nurses Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

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Assessing the Ethical Climate:
An environmental scan

nurses insight ethical challengesAmerican Nurses Association JournalBy Liz Stokes

Find out what some of your colleagues have to say about ethics in nursing. At the June 2017 American Nurses Association (ANA) Membership Assembly in Washington DC, the Center for Ethics and Human Rights hosted a discussion with participants to assess the ethical climate of current nursing practice and determine needs across the nursing spectrum. 

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The Comfort Cart houses some of the items on the menu, including aromatherapy products, distraction tools, earbuds, sleep masks, and massage tools.How can we make you more comfortable?

By Ashleigh Anderson, BSN, RN, PCCN, and Amanda Swedhin, BSN, RN, CMSRN

Implementing a Comfort Menu and Pain Cart to enhance use of nonpharmacologic pain management therapies among patients improved patient satisfaction scores.

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quality safety education nurses instituteQuality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) to the rescue!

American Nurses Association JournalBy Nadine Marchi, DNP, RN, CCRN, CNE, and Rachel Grdina, BS

The Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Institute provide a wide variety of resources helpful to nurses in both education and practice.

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perioperative nursing surgery centerPerioperative nursing in an ambulatory surgery center

By Timothy P. Luckett, CRNFA

Explore the possibilities of this exciting practice setting.

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avoid nurse career derailersAvoiding Career Derailers

american nurses association journalBy Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Take steps to ensure your career doesn’t veer off track.

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Leadership Insights

rose constantino cae nursing kindnessamerican nurses association journalAs this nurse leader explains, communicating with compassion is always the best option.
“Be kind whenever possible, and it is always possible.”
For Rose Constantino, PhD, JD, RN, FAAN, FACFE, the 2016 recipient of ANA’s Jessie M. Scott Award, these words from the Dalai Lama are the ones she lives and leads by in her work as a teacher, researcher, advocate, and mentor.

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american association of nurses journalMind, Body, Spirit

Cognitive rehearsal: A strategy to address incivility and bullying in nursing

american nurses association journalBy Joy Longo, PhD, RNC-NIC

The author shares a practical strategy for addressing some difficult situations.

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Cognitive rehearsal

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American Nurses Association on the Frontline: Find Joy in Volunteering

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Take Note: Drugs and Devices Today

e-cigarettes-vapingFDA announces new plan to address nicotine consumption

Protecting American Families: Comprehensive Approach
to Nicotine and Tobacco.

Remarks by Scott Gottlieb, M.D. / Commissioner of Food and Drug Administration
July 28, 2017 / White Oak, MD

Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States. But much has changed in the landscape of tobacco product regulation and FDA’s ability to address this public health crisis.

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FDA approves treatment for chronic graft versus host diseaseFDA approves treatment for chronic graft versus host disease

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approval of Imbruvica (ibrutinib) for the treatment of adult patients with chronic graft versus host disease (cGVHD) after failure of one or more treatments.

This is the first FDA-approved therapy for the treatment of cGVHD.

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hospital alarm managementExhausted by alarms?
Six steps to hospital alarm management.

By Maria Cvach, DNP, RN, FAAN, and Sharon H. Allan, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, CCRC

  • Excessive monitor alarms, many of which are nonactionable, may lead to  to alarm fatigue and unsafe practices such as disabling or ignoring alarms.
  • The Joint Commission has issued a national patient safety alarm management goal.
  • Alarm management requires an interdisciplinary approach and multiple strategies have successfully been used to reduce alarm burden.
  • This article describes 6 steps to successful alarm management.

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ten steps toward safer alarm managementConquering Alarm Fatigue Infographic

Follow these 10 steps to safer alarm management.

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