August 2017 - Volume 117 - Issue 8
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CE: Tuberculosis A New Screening Recommendation and an Expanded Approach to Elimination in the United States

Parmer, John; Allen, Leeanna; Walton, Wanda

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 117(8):24-34, August 2017.

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CE: Beyond Maternity Nursing The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative

Cardaci, Regina

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 117(8):36-43, August 2017.

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Original Research: The Effects of Red Yeast Rice Supplementation on Cholesterol Levels in Adults

Peng, Diane; Fong, Amy; Pelt, Amanda van

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 117(8):46-54, August 2017.

Good Nursing Is Good Antibiotic Stewardship

Olans, Rita D.; Olans, Richard N.; Witt, David J.

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 117(8):58-63, August 2017.







Creator: Shawn Kennedy and Betsy Todd
Duration: 7:49
AJN The American Journal of Nursing August 2017, Volume 117, Issue 8;
Editor-in-Chief Shawn Kennedy and Clinical Editor Betsy Todd present the highlights of the August issue of the American Journal of Nursing. On this month’s cover, a mother and her newborn share skin-to-skin contact. Our first CE, “Tuberculosis: A New Screening Recommendation and an Expanded Approach to Elimination in the United States,” provides a general overview of tuberculosis transmission, pathogenesis, and epidemiology, presents pre­ventive care recommendations for targeted testing among high-risk groups, and discusses a new USPSTF screening rec­ommendation. The author of our second CE, “Beyond Maternity Nursing: The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative,” provides an overview of the practices and policies of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI), the insti­tutional benefits of achieving BFHI certification, and the process through which health care facilities can do so. Our next article, “Original Research: The Effects of Red Yeast Rice Supplementation on Cholesterol Levels in Adults,” explores the most recent evidence on the effectiveness and safety of red yeast rice supplementation in treating dyslipidemic adults. In “Good Nursing Is Good Antibiotic Stewardship,” the authors use patient examples to review several antimicrobial stewardship activities and illustrate how nurses are essential to the appropriate use of antibiotics. In addition, there’s News, Reflections, Drug Watch, Art of Nursing, and more.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 9:11
AJN The American Journal of Nursing August 2017, Volume 117, Issue 8;
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with author John Parmer about his article, which provides an overview of tuberculosis transmission, pathogenesis, and epidemiology, presents preventive care recommendations for targeted testing among high-risk groups, and discusses the nursing implications of a new U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement on latent tuberculosis infection testing.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 16:19
AJN The American Journal of Nursing August 2017, Volume 117, Issue 8;
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with author Regina Cardaci about her article, which describes the practices and policies of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative—a program developed by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund to promote breastfeeding in hospitals and birthing facilities worldwide.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 2:46
AJN contributing editor Amanda Anderson speaks with Frances Hughes, chief executive officer of the International Council of Nurses, at the 2017 ICN conference in Barcelona.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 2:45
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Annette Kennedy, incoming president of the International Council of Nurses, at the 2017 ICN conference in Barcelona.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 3:06
AJN editor-in-chief Maureen Shawn Kennedy speaks with Judith Shamian, outgoing president of the International Council of Nurses, at the 2017 ICN conference in Barcelona.
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