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October 2014 - Volume 114 - Issue 10
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CE: Calciphylaxis: An Unusual Case with an Unusual Outcome

Wangen, Tina; Anderson, Sandra; Fencl, Kathryn; More

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 114(10):24-31, October 2014.

CE: A Mobility Program for an Inpatient Acute Care Medical Unit

Wood, Winnie; Tschannen, Dana; Trotsky, Alyssa; More

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 114(10):34-40, October 2014.

Studying Nursing Interventions in Acutely Ill, Cognitively Impaired Older Adults

McCauley, Kathleen; Bradway, Christine; Hirschman, Karen B.; More

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 114(10):44-52, October 2014.

Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 8:48
AJN The American Journal of Nursing October 2014, Volume 114, Issue 10;
Editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy presents the highlights of the October issue of the American Journal of Nursing. The photo on our cover of a nurse and patient ambulating in the halls of Mount Sinai Hospital, highlights our CE article on how a mobility program on an acute care medical unit improved patient outcomes. Our second CE is about calciphylaxis – a case study of how excellent nursing care can change a patient’s life. Our clinical feature describes research into nursing interventions on hospitalized older adults with cognitive deficits. And we have a special feature about a pregnant patient with ovarian cancer, her philosophy about birth and death, and how nurses focused on what the patient needed. Our Disaster Care column focuses on lessons learned by visiting nurses through their response to Hurricane Sandy. In addition, there’s News, Reflections, Drug Watch, Art of Nursing, and more.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 21:57
Author Maureen Cavanagh shares her experience treating a pregnant woman with terminal ovarian cancer, and how the patient inspired in staff a commitment to patient-centered care.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 24:58
Authors Kathleen McCauley and Karen B. Hirschman discuss the identification and management of cognitive impairment in hospitalized older adults. They stress that research involving this population must actively engage clinicians, patients, and family caregivers, as well as address the complex process of managing postdischarge care.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 20:32
This is a story of how a team of nurses restored a patient’s hope. Editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with the lead author of the team at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester about how they helped this patient with an unusual and painful illness to begin a journey towards recovery. Their attention to basic nursing care with a holistic approach is an exemplar of what care should be.