April 2018 - Volume 118 - Issue 4
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CE: Original Research Recognizing Delirium in Hospitalized Children A Systematic Review of the Evidence on Risk Factors and Characteristics

Holly, Cheryl; Porter, Sallie; Echevarria, Mercedes; More

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 118(4):24-36, April 2018.

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CE: Lyme Disease Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention

Patton, Susan Kane; Phillips, Bailey

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 118(4):38-45, April 2018.




The Great London Smog of 1952

Polivka, Barbara J.

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 118(4):57-61, April 2018.

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No Longer Home Alone


Ostomy Care at Home

Kirkland-Kyhn, Holly; Martin, Sanaz; Zaratkiewicz, Sunniva; More

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 118(4):63-68, April 2018.

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Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 6:13
AJN The American Journal of Nursing April 2018, Volume 118, Issue 4;
This Month in AJN –  April 2018 monthly highlights

April 2018

Editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy and clinical editor Betsy Todd present the highlights of the April issue of AJN. Among the key findings of our first CE, “Original Research: Recognizing Delirium in Hospitalized Children: A Systematic Review of the Evidence on Risk Factors and Characteristics,” was that delirium is multifactorial and related to treatment and to a hospital environment that deprives patients of normal sleep–wake cycles and familiar routines. Our second CE, “Lyme Disease: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention,” describes the clinical features of Lyme disease, the appropriate use of diagnostic tests, the recommended treatment, and evidence-based strategies for preventing tick-borne diseases. Our next article, “Environments and Health: The Great London Smog of 1952,” discusses the disaster’s impact on human health and subsequent pollution legislation—including the U.S. Clean Air Act—and its implications for nurses today, as dangerous air quality events continue and environmental regulations are increasingly under threat.  “Supporting Family Caregivers: No Longer Home Alone: Teaching Wound Care to Family Caregivers” offers practical guidance, including an instructional video, for nurses in educating patients and family caregivers on performing ostomy and skin care at home. In addition, there’s News, Reflections, Drug Watch, Art of Nursing, and more.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 13:10
AJN The American Journal of Nursing April 2018, Volume 118, Issue 4;
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Barbara J. Polivka about her article, which discusses the impact of the Great London Smog of 1952 on human health and subsequent pollution legislation—including the U.S. Clean Air Act—and its implications for nurses today, as dangerous air quality events continue and environmental regulations are increasingly under threat.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 9:59
AJN The American Journal of Nursing April 2018, Volume 118, Issue 4;
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with author Cheryl Holly about the findings of her study, in which she and her colleagues examined the evidence regarding the risk factors for and characteristics of acute pediatric delirium in hospitalized children.
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