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September 2014 - Volume 114 - Issue 9
pp: 7-72

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CE: Original Research: Staff Nurses’ Use of Research to Facilitate Evidence-Based Practice

Yoder, Linda H.; Kirkley, Debra; McFall, D. Curk; More

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 114(9):26-37, September 2014.

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Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 7:00
AJN The American Journal of Nursing September 2014, Volume 114, Issue 9;
Editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy, Clinical Managing Editor Karen Roush, and AJN’s new clinical editor, Betsy Todd, present the highlights of the September issue of the American Journal of Nursing. The photo on our cover of a nursing supervisor and young student, highlights back-to-school month. The In Our Community column also discusses the development of a successful emergency anaphylaxis response protocol for nurses in Milwaukee Public Schools. Our first CE is an original research piece on barriers to using evidence-based practice. Our second CE describes how a critical care unit significantly reduced their own rate of central line-associated bloodstream infections. Our Policy and Politics article explores elder abuse and neglect and explains how nurses can prevent and eliminate abuse in the elderly. And we have a new column by New York Times opinion columnist Theresa Brown, who shares what she’s reading and discusses the books’ implications for nursing. In addition, there’s News, Reflections, Drug Watch, Art of Nursing, and more.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 20:30
Dr. Kathleen Murphy is the author of this month’s In Our Community, “Emergency Anaphylaxis at School.” She discusses how as the health services director for the Milwaukee Public Schools, she witnessed children having symptoms of anaphylaxis who lacked the first response they needed. As a result, Dr. Murphy helped to develop and initiate an emergency anaphylaxis response protocol so nurses would have access to stock epinephrine autoinjectors.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 15:21
Seth Reed is the lead author on this month’s CE, “Champions for Central Line Care.” He discusses his work as a nurse in the acuity adaptable critical care unit at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania, where he and colleagues developed a quality improvement project for reducing central line associated blood stream infections.