August 2018 - Volume 118 - Issue 8
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CE: Original Research Pain in Nonverbal Children with Medical Complexity A Two-Year Retrospective Study

Quinn, Brenna L.; Solodiuk, Jean C.; Morrill, Dominick; More

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 118(8):28-37, August 2018.

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CE: A Review of the Revised Sepsis Care Bundles

Lester, Donna; Hartjes, Tonja; Bennett, Amanda

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 118(8):40-49, August 2018.


Nursing Practice and Particulate Matter Exposure

Castner, Jessica; Polivka, Barbara J.

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 118(8):52-56, August 2018.

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Retired Nurse Volunteers

Elpern, Ellen; Disch, Joanne M.

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 118(8):60-63, August 2018.

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Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 4:50
AJN The American Journal of Nursing August 2018, Volume 118, Issue 8;

This Month in AJN – August 2018 monthly highlights

August 2018

Editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy presents the highlights of the August issue of AJN. Our first CE, “Original Research: Pain in Nonverbal Children with Medical Complexity: A Two-Year Retrospective Study,” describes the signs and symptoms parents of such children find worrisome, the sources of pain in these children, and how to best assess pain in this population. Our second CE, “A Review of the Revised Sepsis Care Bundles,” discusses recent revisions to the sepsis care guidelines, including development of the new one-hour bundle, plus screening and assessment tools to identify sepsis in the ICU, in the ED, on the medical–surgical unit, and outside the hospital. The authors of our next article, “Environments and Health: Nursing Practice and Particulate Matter Exposure,” provide an overview of particulate matter exposure and health, and management strategies for practice. “Transitions: Retired Nurse Volunteers” describes the benefits of using retired nurses to complement existing hospital staff. In addition, there’s News, Reflections, Drug Watch, Art of Nursing, and more.

Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 11:00
AJN The American Journal of Nursing August 2018, Volume 118, Issue 8;
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with authors Ellen Elpern and Joanne M. Disch about their article, which describes the benefits of using retired nurses to complement existing hospital staff and offers recommendations for setting up a program to effectively use these volunteers in the hospital setting.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 15:04
AJN The American Journal of Nursing August 2018, Volume 118, Issue 8;
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with author Michael J. Deem about his article, in which he argues for greater nurse involvement in practices’ decisions regarding dismissal policies.
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