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AJN's Web site, www.ajnonline.com, offers access to current and past issues (from 1900 on), podcasts, article collections, news alerts—and much more. Bookmark our blog, Off the Charts (http://ajnoffthecharts.com), to read frequent updates and share your thoughts on what you see in your nursing world. Join us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/AJNfans), follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/AmJNurs), and be sure to download the new AJN app on your iPad.
WHAT WE'RE BLOGGING ABOUT
- If there were more school nurses, could they help identify at-risk kids with mental health issues, while also meeting potentially less critical needs such as immunizations, and hearing and vision screenings? Read “School Nurses: We Don't Just Need Them for the Obvious Cases,” for nurse Peggy McDaniel's opinion (http://wp.me/prthD-3yl).
- Is your facility paying attention to the evidence and making changes to ensure patient safety and a healthy work environment for you? Read “What's So Hard to Understand: Patient Safety, Quality Care Linked to Nurse Staffing,” by editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy for more data linking nurse staffing and shift length to patient outcomes (http://wp.me/prthD-3xV).
- There are many good reasons to provide better mental health care in the United States, but is the prevention of mass murder one of them? Read “Fear of Violence: A Poor Rationale for Better Mental Health Care,” by Doug Olsen, PhD, RN, who regularly addresses topics related to nursing ethics (http://wp.me/prthD-3tW).
- Marcy Phipps, RN, draws parallels between working on a nursing research project and training for a distance race in “The Depression Project” (http://wp.me/prthD-3tT).
- Do you treat male colleagues differently than you treat women colleagues? What assumptions might you be making? Read “Why Aren't There More Men in Nursing?” by editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy for some perspectives (http://wp.me/prthD-3tZ).
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ON TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AND OUR BLOG
“When I worked in pediatrics, occasionally a parent would express concern about leaving their child with male nurses, making me realize the barriers these colleagues can run up against.” “I don't know any reason a citizen needs to possess a firearm that has only a single purpose—to kill as many targets as quickly as possible.” “If health care workers are not vaccinated, who will be there to care for the sick when we are sick?” “Nurse staffing and patient safety are intertwined in my eyes—how could we be providing top-notch care if we're exhausted?”
MARCH PODCASTS AND VIDEOS
- Monthly highlights: Listen to AJN editors discuss the contents of the March issue.
- Behind the article: Editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with
- Kate Stenske KuKanich, coauthor of the original research article, “Evaluation of a Hand Hygiene Campaign in Outpatient Health Care Clinics.”
- Anne Katz, author of “Sexuality in Nursing Care Facilities.”
- Video: Watch Ellen Neubauer Picone, author of “The Timed Up and Go Test,” administer the test to a patient.