January 2018 - Volume 118 - Issue 1
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CE: Oral Care for Head and Neck Cancer Symptom Management

Cullen, Laura; Baumler, Sharon; Farrington, Michele; More

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 118(1):24-34, January 2018.

CE: Managing Postoperative Pain

Manworren, Renee C.B.; Gordon, Debra B.; Montgomery, Robert

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 118(1):36-43, January 2018.

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Original Research: Increasing the Connectivity and Autonomy of RNs with Low-Risk Obstetric Patients

Baron, Anne M.; Ridgeway, Jennifer L.; Stirn, Susan L.; More

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 118(1):48-55, January 2018.



No Longer Home Alone



Predatory Journals: Alerting Nurses to Potentially Unreliable Content

Gerberi, Danielle J.

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 118(1):62-65, January 2018.




Creator: Shawn Kennedy and Betsy Todd
Duration: 6:35
AJN The American Journal of Nursing January 2018, Volume 118, Issue 1;

This Month in AJN – January 2018 monthly highlights

January 2018

Editor-in-Chief Shawn Kennedy and Clinical Editor Betsy Todd present the highlights of the January issue of AJN. The authors of our first CE, “Oral Care for Head and Neck Cancer Symptom Management,” describe an evidence-based practice change at a radiation oncology center designed to reduce the severity of oral mucositis in adults receiving radiation treatment for head and neck cancer. Our second CE, “Managing Postoperative Pain,” reviews the recommendations of the American Pain Society’s postoperative pain management guideline, and discusses its historical context and the current events that may affect its implementation in clinical practice. Our next article, “Original Research: Increasing the Connectivity and Autonomy of RNs with Low-Risk Obstetric Patients,” describes a study that explored the perspectives of patients, RNs, certified nurse midwives, and other providers regarding a new prenatal connected care model aimed at reducing in-office visits and creating virtual patient–RN connections. “Professional Development: Predatory Journals: Alerting Nurses to Potentially Unreliable Content” provides information for nurses on predatory journals and their harmful practices, plus online search strategies for identifying and avoiding the content published in these journals. In addition, there’s News, Reflections, Drug Watch, Art of Nursing, and more.


Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 3:47
Journal: AJN The American Journal of Nursing January 2018, Volume 118, Issue 1;
This video is part of a series, Supporting Family Caregivers: No Longer Home Alone, being published in collaboration with the AARP Public Policy Institute. Results of focus groups conducted as part the AARP Public Policy Institute’s No Longer Home Alone video project, supported evidence that family caregivers aren’t given the information they need to manage the complex care regimens of family members. This video provides caregivers with tips for enhancing safety in the home for those with mobility challenges.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 3:14
Journal: AJN The American Journal of Nursing January 2018, Volume 118, Issue 1;
This video is part of a series, Supporting Family Caregivers: No Longer Home Alone, being published in collaboration with the AARP Public Policy Institute. Results of focus groups conducted as part the AARP Public Policy Institute’s No Longer Home Alone video project, supported evidence that family caregivers aren’t given the information they need to manage the complex care regimens of family members. This video instructs caregivers on immediate steps to take when someone falls.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 4:29
Journal: AJN The American Journal of Nursing January 2018, Volume 118, Issue 1;
Renee C.B. Manworren, PhD, APRN, PCNS-BC, AP-PMN, lead author of “Managing Postoperative Pain,” introduces her article, which discusses the American Pain Society’s 2016 postoperative pain management guideline and aims to help nurses translate the guideline’s recommendations into clinical practice.
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