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November 2013 - Volume 113 - Issue 11
pp: 7-72

Original Research: Hearing the Voices of Newly Licensed RNs The Transition to Practice

Spiva, LeeAnna; Hart, Patricia L.; Pruner, Lisa; More

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 113(11):24-32, November 2013.

Routine Dyspnea Assessment on Unit Admission

Baker, Kathy; Barsamian, Jennifer; Leone, Danielle; More

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 113(11):42-49, November 2013.

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Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 9:23
AJN The American Journal of Nursing November 2013, Volume 113, Issue 11;
Editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy and Clinical Managing Editor Karen Roush present the highlights of the November issue of the American Journal of Nursing. A nursing student appears on this month’s cover tying in with our original research piece on newly licensed RNs. Our first CE this month is an emergency article on IV access with an accompanying video. The second CE discusses a pilot study on assessing patients for dysemia. An Emerging Infections article explains Coccidioidomycosis or “valley fever.” AJN Reports and Safety Monitor this month both explore obesity-related topics including the political implications of obesity as a “disease,” and equipment concerns when caring for obese patients. In addition, our issue includes News, In Our Community, Reflections, Viewpoint, Drug Watch, Art of Nursing, and more.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 18:43
AJN The American Journal of Nursing November 2013, Volume 113, Issue 11;
Hospitals invest considerable resources in recruiting and transitioning new nurses to practice, yet many leave after their first year. This qualitative research study explores what a cohort of these nurses have to say about what they found valuable – or not- in their orientation program. Editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy discusses the issues with the lead author and what the key messages might be.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 20:05
AJN The American Journal of Nursing November 2013, Volume 113, Issue 11;
Also known as valley fever, this fungal infection is under-diagnosed or often misdiagnosed, leading to debilitating and chronic effects. Editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy discusses the author’s personal experiences, why this disease seems to be increasing, and what she hopes nurses will take away from this article.

Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 18:29
This video accompanies “Intraosseous Vascular Access for Alert Patients,” a CE feature by Stacie Hunsaker and Darren Hillis, which appears in the November 2013 issue of AJN. The video shows a demonstration of the placement of an intraosseous (IO) access needle in the proximal tibia using an IO power driver.