June 2018 - Volume 118 - Issue 6
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CE: Original Research Understanding the Hospital Experience of Older Adults with Hearing Impairment

Funk, Amy; Garcia, Christina; Mullen, Tiara

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 118(6):28-34, June 2018.

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CE: Understanding the Nurse's Role in Managing Gaucher Disease

Vucko, Erika R.

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 118(6):36-42, June 2018.

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The Benefits of Implementing an Early Mobility Protocol in Postoperative Neurosurgical Spine Patients

Rupich, Kristin; Missimer, Emily; O'Brien, David; More

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 118(6):46-53, June 2018.


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Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 6:48
AJN The American Journal of Nursing June 2018, Volume 118, Issue 6;
This Month in AJN –  June 2018 monthly highlights

June 2018

Editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy and clinical editor Betsy Todd present the highlights of the June issue of AJN. The authors of our first CE, "Original Research: Understanding the Hospital Experience of Older Adults with Hearing Impairment," describe a qualitative study they conducted to assess the hospital experience of hearing-impaired patients in order to formulate suggestions for improving nursing care. Our second CE, "Understanding the Nurse’s Role in Managing Gaucher Disease," discusses the epidemiology and pathophysiology of Gaucher disease as well as recent advances in screening, diagnosis, and management. Our next article, "Cultivating Quality: The Benefits of Implementing an Early Mobility Protocol in Postoperative Neurosurgical Spine Patients," presents a quality improvement initiative to establish an NP-led early mobility protocol aimed at reducing uncomplicated postsurgical spine patients’ length of hospital stay and eliminating the variability of postsurgical care. "Transition to Practice: Getting and Giving Report" outlines strategies new nurses can use and specific steps they can take to master successful handoff. In addition, there’s News, Reflections, Drug Watch, Art of Nursing, and more.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 13:48
AJN The American Journal of Nursing June 2018, Volume 118, Issue 6;
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with author Erika R. Vucko about her article, which reviews the epidemiology and pathophysiology of Gaucher disease—an inherited metabolic condition that can affect the spleen, liver, bone, bone marrow, and central nervous system—and discusses recent advances in screening, diagnosis, and management.

Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 2:17
Journal: AJN The American Journal of Nursing June 2018, Volume 118, Issue 6;
Amy Funk, PhD, RN-BC, lead author of “Understanding the Hospital Experience of Older Adults with Hearing Impairment,” introduces her and her colleagues’ study, which was conducted to assess the hospital experience of older adults with hearing impairment, and to use the findings in formulating suggestions for improving nursing care.
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