May 2015 - Volume 115 - Issue 5
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CE: Epilepsy Update, Part 1 Refining Our Understanding of a Complex Disease

Smith, Gigi; Wagner, Janelle L.; Edwards, Jonathan C.

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 115(5):40-47, May 2015.

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A More Diverse Nursing Workforce

Villarruel, Antonia; Washington, Deborah; Lecher, William T; More

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 115(5):57-62, May 2015.





Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 7:46
AJN The American Journal of Nursing May 2015, Volume 115, Issue 5;
Editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy and Clinical Editor Betsy Todd, present the highlights of the May issue of the American Journal of Nursing. this month’s cover is a painting by artist Janis Wolf, one of the original participants in the program, Studio E, which blends art therapy and health community for people living with epilepsy. Our first CE, “Atrial Fibrillation: Updated Management Guidelines and Nursing Implications,” focuses on the prevention of thromboembolism and on symptom control, and stresses the importance of patient adherence to treatment plans in order to ensure better outcomes Our second CE, “Epilepsy Update Part 1: Refining Our Understanding of a Complex Disease,” discusses new research that has increased our understanding of epilepsy’s etiology and pathophysiology, new definitions that are changing the ways we evaluate and treat this disease, conditions that frequently present with epilepsy, and psychosocial challenges faced by people with epilepsy. Our series, “Advancing Health Through Nursing,” examines The Institute of Medicine’s report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.  Our “Perspectives on Leadership” series explores conflict engagement coordinated by the American Organization of Nurse Executives. And our “Critical Analysis, Critical Care” article is part of an ongoing series of columns from nurses at the University of Washington that will examine in depth the research related to critical care practices.  In addition, there’s News, Reflections, Drug Watch, Art of Nursing, and more.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 15:10
AJN The American Journal of Nursing May 2015, Volume 115, Issue 5;
Author Gigi Smith describes her article, the first in a two-part series on epilepsy, which discusses new research on the causes of epilepsy, new definitions that are changing the ways we evaluate the disease, and the psychosocial challenges faced by people who have it.
Creator: Sylvia Foley
Duration: 00:44
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