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April 2015 - Volume 115 - Issue 4
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CE: Original Research: The Efficacy of a Nurse-Led Breathing Training Program in Reducing Depressive Symptoms in Patients on Hemodialysis: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Tsai, Siou-Hung; Wang, Mei-Yeh; Miao, Nae-Fang; More

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 115(4):24-32, April 2015.

Clinical Challenges in Isolation Care

Beam, Elizabeth; Gibbs, Shawn G.; Hewlett, Angela L.; More

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 115(4):44-49, April 2015.

Progress of the Campaign for Action

Nursing Education Transformation

Gorski, Mary Sue; Gerardi, Tina; Giddens, Jean; More

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 115(4):53-57, April 2015.

Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 5:34
AJN The American Journal of Nursing April 2015, Volume 115, Issue 4;
Editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy and Clinical Editor Betsy Todd, present the highlights of the April issue of the American Journal of Nursing. On our cover this month is Pablo Picasso’s Le Rêve (The Dream). Our first CE, original research, examines the efficacy of a nurse-led breathing training program in reducing depression and improving quality of sleep in patients on maintenance hemodialysis. Our second CE presents the dangers of the pervasive 12-hour nursing shift that have been hotly debated in recent years. Our series, “Advancing Health Through Nursing,” examines The Institute of Medicine’s report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.  And our “Perspectives on Leadership” series presents a model for addressing conflict based on recognizing the importance of relationships and the patterns they create. “Question of Practice: Clinical Challenges in Isolation Care,” reviews the results of a 2014 study that investigated nurses’ use of PPE in the care of a live simulated patient requiring contact and airborne precautions. In addition, there’s News, Reflections, Drug Watch, Art of Nursing, and more.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 13:53
Author Linda Eanes describes the acute and chronic effects of sleep loss on nurses, strategies they can use to increase the quantity and quality of their sleep, and institutional policies that can promote adequate rest and recuperation between work shifts for nursing staff.