December 2017 - Volume 117 - Issue 12

  • Maureen Shawn Kennedy, MA, RN, FAAN
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CE: Original Research Does Certification in Vascular Access Matter? An Analysis of the PICC1 Survey

Chopra, Vineet; Kuhn, Latoya; Vaughn, Valerie; More

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 117(12):24-34, December 2017.

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CE: Pressure Injuries Caused by Medical Devices and Other Objects A Clinical Update

Delmore, Barbara Ann; Ayello, Elizabeth A.

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 117(12):36-45, December 2017.

Teaching Family Caregivers to Assist Safely with Mobility

Powell-Cope, Gail; Pippins, Karla M.; Young, Heather M.

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 117(12):49-53, December 2017.

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A Nurse-Led Ultrasound-Enhanced Vascular Access Preservation Program

Reeves, Turena; Morrison, Dolores; Altmiller, Gerry

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 117(12):56-64, December 2017.

Special Supplements

March 2017 - Volume 117 - Supplement 1 3
May 2017
Supporting Family Caregivers: No Longer Home Alone
March 2017 - Volume 117 - Supplement 1 3
March 2017
Multimodal Analgesia for Acute Pain: An Evidence-Based Approach
supp13
February 2017
State of the Science: Transforming Moral Distress into Moral Resilience in Nursing
supp12
March 2012
State of the Science: Prevention and Management of Osteoarthritis
supp15
November 2009
State of the Science: Transforming Care at the Bedside: Paving the Way for Change


Educational Resources

Resources to Support Family Caregivers​

Through the years, AJN has published several special supplements, article series, and videos to help nurses teach and support family caregivers. See this Resouces to Support Family Caregivers​ for content to manage the complex care regimens of their family members.

Supporting Family Caregivers: No Longer Home Alone, a series of articles and accompanying videos published in collaboration with the AARP Public Policy Institute, aims to help nurses provide caregivers with the tools needed to manage a family member's medications.


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How to Try This Series

AJN published a series of articles and videos on evidence-based geriatric assessment tools and best practices in partnership with the New York University College of Nursing’s Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing with partial support by a grant from the John A. Hartford Foundation. Called “How to Try This,” the series translates materials from the Hartford Institute’s “Try This series” into free, web-based resources for educators, students, and clinicians.

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