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February 2014 - Volume 114 - Issue 2
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Original Research: Changing Trends in Newly Licensed RNs

Kovner, Christine T.; Brewer, Carol S.; Fatehi, Farida; More

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 114(2):26,34, February 2014.

Hard Facts About Soft Skills

Ray, Joel D.; Overman, Angela S.

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 114(2):64-68, February 2014.

Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 17:07
AJN The American Journal of Nursing February 2014, Volume 114, Issue 2;
Editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy and Clinical Managing Editor Karen Roush present the highlights of the February issue of the American Journal of Nursing. In honor of black history month, our cover photo comes from a 1951 Life Magazine photo essay about a nurse mid-wife who served the poor, mostly black communities in rural South Carolina. Our first CE is an original research piece on changing trends among newly-licensed RNs, assessing data about the job market and workforce. Our second CE discusses the management of posttonsillectomy pain in children. Our cultivating quality piece this month explores strategies that one group of hospital nurses implemented to reduce medication errors resulting from workplace interruptions. Another article from the American Organization of Nurse Executives for Emerging Nurse Leaders, describes how one nursing unit improved nurses’ abilities to delegate. And a new series debuts this month in our Legal Clinic column, reviewing true cases of medical malpractice suits. And of course there’s News, In Our Community, Reflections, Viewpoint, Drug Watch, Art of Nursing, and more.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 16:05
Brous is a nurse and attorney, a contributing editor for AJN, and coordinates our legal column. AJN editor-in-chief discusses with Brous common problems that lead nurses to her door and what nurses can learn from this particular case.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 22:57
Although pain following tonsillectomy varies from patient to patient, it is typically prolonged, constant and fairly severe. Editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with the authors about their work in managing pain following the procedure, changes in guidelines and thinking around medications and schedules, and important considerations for increasing parental adherence to treatment plans.