April 2013 - Volume 113 - Issue 4
pp: 7-72
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Original Research: The Application of Intermittent Pneumatic Compression Devices for Thromboprophylaxis

Elpern, Ellen; Killeen, Kathryn; Patel, Gourang; More

AJN, American Journal of Nursing . 113(4):30,36, April 2013.


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Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 7:07
AJN The American Journal of Nursing April 2013, Volume 113, Issue 4;
Editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy and clinical managing editor Karen Roush present the highlights of the April issue of the American Journal of Nursing. AJN recognizes Earth Day with a cover photo of Phoenix Children’s Hospital new 11th story environmentally conscious patient tower for the calm and healing of patients, families, and staff. Our first CE is an original research article on mechanical prophylactic devices and their frequent misapplications. The second CE is on preventing and responding to acute kidney injury describing identifying signs and symptoms that can improve outcomes. And of course, there are other features, News, an AJN Reports on disparities in healthcare, Viewpoint, Drug Watch, Art of Nursing, Reflections, and more.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 23:02
AJN The American Journal of Nursing April 2013, Volume 113, Issue 4;
In our April issue, we give a nod to Earth Day (April 22) and its focus on the environment. The article, “Greening the ‘Proclamation for Change’: Healing Through Sustainable Health Care Environments” (free until May 8), by Laura Anderko and colleagues Stephanie Chalupka, Whitney Austin Gray, and Karen Kesten, highlights how hospitals can incorporate design elements and practices not only to reduce energy consumption and garbage, but to provide a healing environment for patients and staff.