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August 2014 - Volume 114 - Issue 8
pp: 7-72

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CE: Sustaining Pressure Ulcer Best Practices in a High-Volume Cardiac Care Environment

Paul, Rohini; McCutcheon, Stacey Paris; Tregarthen, Jenna Penelope; More

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 114(8):34-44, August 2014.

Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 6:16
AJN The American Journal of Nursing August 2014, Volume 114, Issue 8;

Editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy and Clinical Managing Editor Karen Roush present the highlights of the August issue of the American Journal of Nursing. Artwork on our cover this month illustrates the strength-based nursing approach to care in a holistic context, relating to our first CE about pressure ulcer reduction efforts in the world’s largest cardiac care environment in Bangalore, India. Our second CE discusses how one hospital’s nursing program promoted wound healing in hospital-acquired pressure ulcers.

We have the sixth and final installment of our Systematic Reviews series on presenting and interpreting findings. And our Teaching for Practice article takes you through the first steps for success as an adjunct clinical educator. Our AJN Reports column explores the medical marijuana laws and the implications for nursing. In addition, there’s News, Reflections, Drug Watch, Art of Nursing, and more.

Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 19:10
Rohini Paul is the primary author of this month’s CE, “Sustaining Pressure Ulcer Best Practices in a High-Volume Cardiac care Environment.” As one of the world’s largest and busiest cardiac hospitals, NHCH experienced a sharp increase in surgical procedures in 2009 as well as a rise in hospital acquired pressure ulcers. As a result, staff embarked on an ambitious plan to reduce these occurrences, and were surprisingly successful.