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January 2015 - Volume 115 - Issue 1
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CE: The Obesity Epidemic, Part 2: Nursing Assessment and Intervention

Budd, Geraldine M.; Peterson, Jane Anthony

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 115(1):38-46, January 2015.

Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 5:11
AJN The American Journal of Nursing January 2015, Volume 115, Issue 1;
Editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy and Clinical Editor Betsy Todd, present the highlights of the January issue of the American Journal of Nursing. 2015 is our 115th Year! The photo on our cover shows an eight year-old boy with a congenital heart abnormality. Our first CE, the first of a two-part series, discusses treatment of congenital heart disease. Our second CE is the second part of our series on the obesity epidemic, focusing on treating obese people with respect while empowering them to manage their weight. Another article explains several strategies for nurses to prepare for retirement. Our Quality Counts series this month updates nurses about quality initiatives in health care. The Teaching for Practice column continues our series about teaching in clinical settings. We have our “Annual Year in Review” news coverage, and announce our Book of the Year Award winners. In addition, there’s News, Reflections, Drug Watch, Art of Nursing, and more.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 11:35
AJN The American Journal of Nursing January 2015, Volume 115, Issue 1;
Life-threatening problems can occur years after repair of congenital heart defects and many adults who had these repairs as children may present in EDs, clinics and other non-cardiac settings, especially if they have not had ongoing cardiology follow-up. AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with author McRae about her work with these patients and what nurses in any setting need to know about congenital heart disease.