Journal Logo

February 2012 - Volume 112 - Issue 2
pp: 7-72

PDF Only

Original Research: Nurses' Presenteeism and Its Effects on Self-Reported Quality of Care and Costs

Letvak, Susan A.; Ruhm, Christopher J.; Gupta, Sat N.

American Journal of Nursing. 112(2):30-38, February 2012.

Bedside Assessment of Enteral Tube Placement: Aligning Practice with Evidence

Simons, Shellie Robin; Abdallah, Lisa M.

American Journal of Nursing. 112(2):40-46, February 2012.

Creator: Karen Roush
Duration: 5:31
AJN The American Journal of Nursing February 2012, Volume 112, Issue 2;
Clinical Managing Editor Karen Roush presents the highlights of the February 2012 issue of the American Journal of Nursing. There are two CE features: one is original research on presenteeism in nursing and its effect on self-reported quality of care and costs, and the other is a clinical article on bedside assessment of enteral feeding tubes. We introduce Mental Health Matters, a new column designed to give nurses in every setting the information, tools, and resources they need to provide quality mental health care. Other articles include an overview of the National Disaster Medical System, a Safety Monitor piece on preventing harm during vacuum-assisted vaginal delivery, a Policy and Politics piece on Accountable Care Organizations, News, Drug Watch, Reflections and more. There are also podcasts with the author of the research on presenteeism and the new mental health column coordinator.
Creator: Karen Roush
Duration: 23:02
AJN The American Journal of Nursing February 2012, Volume 112, Issue 2;
In this interview, Karen Roush talks with Donna Sabella about her new column in AJN, Mental Health Matters. Sabella always knew she wanted to specialize in mental health and she shares her enthusiasm for this often maligned area of nursing. Sabella talks about the important role nurses have in providing mental health care and some of the rewards and challenges it presents. All nurses need to be able to recognize and respond to mental health needs, whether for a grief-stricken family member in the ICU or a patient with decompensated schizophrenia in the Emergency Department.
Creator: Karen Roush
Duration: 17:03
AJN The American Journal of Nursing February 2012, Volume 112, Issue 2;
Clinical Managing Editor, Karen Roush, talks with Susan Letvak about her research on nurse’s presenteeism, the loss of productivity associated with working with health problems. Letvak discusses why presenteeism is prevalent in nursing, the impact it has on quality of care, and its economic costs. She gives nurses ideas on what can be done to decrease presenteeism – from the role of the bedside nurse to the organizational and policy levels.