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January 2018 Vol. 13 No. 1

Is nursing prepared for the next disaster?
By David Benton, RGN, PhD, FFNF, FRCN, FAAN

With alarming frequency, nurses are confronted with the professional, organizational, and personal consequences of disasters. Natural disasters like hurricanes in the Southeast, tornadoes that can quickly and catastrophically devastate swaths of the Midwest, or wild . . .

January 2018 Vol. 13 No. 1

Learn how to identify and manage this under-recognized syndrome.

Dumping syndrome is often misdiagnosed.
The clinical manifestations of dumping syndrome are categorized as early or late.
Dietary changes are the most effective way to manage dumping syndrome.

By Lynnette Rodgers, RN, CDE, EMT, and Carolyn A. Phillips, PhD . . .

December 2017 Vol. 12 No. 12

Developing processes and educating staff lead to reduced mortality.

Sepsis requires early identification with rapid treatment.
Sepsis core measure bundles are a challenge for clinicians.
Algorithms and bundles offer helpful tools to clinicians.

When 35-year-old Tom Jenkins* arrives by ambulance at the emergency department (ED), he’s . . .

November 2017 Vol. 12 No. 11

Use these tools to analyze data vital to practice-improvement projects.
By Brian Conner, PhD, RN, CNE and Emily Johnson, PhD


Nurses at every level should be able to understand and apply basic statistical analyses related to performance improvement projects.
Measures of central tendency (such as mean) and variability . . .

November 2017 Vol. 12 No. 11

Safety and continuity are key to successful care.
By Jessica L. Dzubak, RN


The most important consideration when caring for this special population is ensuring, first and foremost, staff and patient safety.
Both psychiatric patients and the staff caring for them have rights and deserve a safe and respectful . . .

October 2017 Vol. 12 No. 10

Combining skill and knowledge ensures safe removal.

Improve your knowledge on how to remove medical tape or wound dressings
Discover products and strategies to ease the tape removal experience for your patients

By Ann-Marie Taroc, MSN, RN, CPN

All nurses have struggled with removing pressure sensitive adhesives (PSAs . . .

October 2017 Vol. 12 No. 10

AMERICAN NURSE TODAY asked nurses to share their personal and professional experiences related to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Here are a few of their responses.
Fulfilling a professional responsibility
Bree Walker, RN, BSN

Wolfson Children’s Hospital

Jacksonville, FL

Hurricanes “never” hit Jacksonville directly; the current always sweeps them to . . .

October 2017 Vol. 12 No. 10

Use this evidence-based approach to help grief-stricken families make a critical decision.

As the nurse of a dying child, you are perfectly positioned to save the lives of countless other children by means of organ donation.
By providing excellent care to your patient, being available, engaged, and . . .

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