October 2016 - Volume 116 - Issue 10
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CE: A Review of Common Oral Treatments for Breast Cancer: Improving Patient Safety in Nononcology Settings

Fischer-Cartlidge, Erica; DiCenso, Dina; Buckley, Mary; More

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 116(10):28-36, October 2016.

CE: Assessing and Managing Pain, Agitation, and Delirium in Hospitalized Older Adults

Hartjes, Tonja M.; Meece, Lauren; Horgas, Ann L.

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 116(10):38-46, October 2016.

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For Advanced Cancer, What Treatment Is Next?

Collins, Rebecca; Matzo, Marianne

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 116(10):50-53, October 2016.









Creator: Shawn Kennedy and Betsy Todd
Duration: 7:16
AJN The American Journal of Nursing October 2016, Volume 116, Issue 10;
Editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy and Clinical Editor Betsy Todd present the highlights of the October issue of the American Journal of Nursing. The political cartoon on this month’s cover, created by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist David Horsey, is a commentary on the contentious circumstances leading up to the 2016 presidential election. Our first CE, “An Overview of Common Oral Treatments for Breast Cancer: Improving Patient Safety in Nononcology Settings,” reviews the most common oral agents used to treat breast cancer and their possible adverse effects and interactions. In our second CE, “Assessing and Managing Pain, Agitation, and Delirium in Hospitalized Older Adults,” the authors provide an overview of clinical considerations related to the assessment and treatment of pain, agitation, and delirium. Our next article, “Perspectives on Palliative Nursing: For Advanced Cancer, What Treatment Is Next?” discusses how nurses can best serve patients faced with the choice between aggressive treatments and palliative or hospice care. In “Ethical Issues: Determining When an Activity Is or Is Not Research,” the authors examine the ethical and practical significance of making a distinction between research and not research when using data to identify best practices and improve care. In addition, there’s News, Reflections, Drug Watch, Art of Nursing, and more.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 17:25
AJN The American Journal of Nursing October 2016, Volume 116, Issue 10;
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with authors Douglas P. Olsen and Mary Alison Smania about their article, which examines the ethical and practical significance of making a distinction between research and not research when using data to identify best practices and improve care.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 11:27
AJN The American Journal of Nursing October 2016, Volume 116, Issue 10;
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with author Tonja M. Hartjes about her article, which provides an overview of clinical considerations related to the assessment and treatment of pain, agitation, and delirium, which often occur together as parts of a syndrome that may be difficult to recognize in older adults.
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