July 2017 - Volume 117 - Issue 7
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CE: Health and the Human Microbiome: A Primer for Nurses

McElroy, Katie Gresia; Chung, Seon-Yoon; Regan, Mary

AJN, American Journal of Nursing . 117(7):24-30, July 2017.

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CE: Early Intervention in Patients with Poststroke Depression

Hamid, Gwendolyn M.; MacKenzie, Meredith A.

AJN, American Journal of Nursing . 117(7):32-40, July 2017.

The Growing Need for Diverse Blood Donors

MacIntyre, Linda M.

AJN, American Journal of Nursing . 117(7):44-48, July 2017.

  • Podcasts

Could Emotional Intelligence Make Patients Safer?

Codier, Estelle; Codier, David D.

AJN, American Journal of Nursing . 117(7):58-62, July 2017.








Creator: Shawn Kennedy and Betsy Todd
Duration: 5:52
AJN The American Journal of Nursing July 2017, Volume 117, Issue 7;
Editor-in-Chief Shawn Kennedy and Clinical Editor Betsy Todd present the highlights of the July issue of the American Journal of Nursing. On this month’s cover is an illustration of gastrointestinal microbiota. The authors of our first CE, “Health and the Human Microbiome: A Primer for Nurses,” provide an overview of the current state of knowledge about the human microbiome—with a focus on the microbiota in the GI tract and the vagina, the two most commonly studied body sites—and discuss implications for nursing practice. Our second CE, “Early Intervention in Patients with Poststroke Depression,” explains how poststroke depression often manifests, describes risk factors, and discusses the screening tools and therapeutic interventions nurses can use to identify and help manage depression in patients following stroke. In our next article, “The Growing Need for Diverse Blood Donors,” the chief nurse of the American Red Cross discusses how changing demographics necessitate an increase in more ethnically diverse blood donors, and shares strategies nurses can use to address this need. In “Ethical Nursing Care When the Terminally Ill Patient Seeks Death,” the authors review clinical perspectives on the assessment of the patient’s wish or request to die, ethical questions, and the current legal landscape to consider how nursing care can be ethically provided to a patient requesting death. Finally, in “Could Emotional Intelligence Make Patients Safer?,” the authors address how emotional intelligence may be a skill that can help nurses to “error proof” communication in the health care setting. In addition, there’s News, Reflections, Drug Watch, Art of Nursing, and more.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 6:42
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with author Katie Gresia McElroy about her article, which provides an overview of the current state of knowledge about the human microbiome—with a focus on the microbiota in the GI tract and the vagina, the two most commonly studied body sites—and discusses implications for nursing practice.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 7:41
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Linda M. MacIntyre, the chief nurse of the American Red Cross, about her article, which discusses how demographic shifts in the United States are creating a greater need for ethnically and racially diverse blood donors—and what nurses can do to help.
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