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January 2016 - Volume 116 - Issue 1
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CE: Fibromyalgia Syndrome: Current Considerations in Symptom Management

Menzies, Victoria

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 116(1):24-32, January 2016.

CE: Many Benefits, Little Risk: The Use of Massage in Nursing Practice

Westman, Kathryn F.; Blaisdell, Cathy

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 116(1):34-39, January 2016.


Beyond Socks, Signs, and Alarms: A Reflective Accountability Model for Fall Prevention

Hoke, Linda M.; Guarracino, Dana

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 116(1):42-47, January 2016.


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Increasing Emergency Preparedness

Veenema, Tener Goodwin; Losinski, Sarah Lynn-Andrews; Hilmi, Lisa M.

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 116(1):49-53, January 2016.


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Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 10:01
AJN The American Journal of Nursing January 2016, Volume 116, 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. This month’s cover features a photo that represents one of 2015’s top news stories: the refugee crisis in the Middle East and Europe. Our first CE, “Fibromyalgia Syndrome: Current Considerations in Symptom Management,” provides an overview of fibromyalgia syndrome and describes treatment guidelines, pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic approaches, and nursing approaches aimed at enhancing patient self-management. Our second CE, “Many Benefits, Little Risk: The Use of Massage in Nursing Practice,” describes the emotional and physiologic benefits of massage and offers specific massage techniques to use in practice. In “Cultivating Quality: Beyond Socks, Signs, and Alarms: A Reflective Accountability Model for Fall Prevention,” the authors discuss how a group of clinical nurses designed a nursing practice initiative featuring nurse self-reflection that successfully led to a decrease in falls. “Disaster Care: Increasing Emergency Preparedness” presents an overview of the current issues in disaster and public health preparedness facing U.S. health care institutions. Finally, the author of “Ethical Issues: Ethical Practice with Patients in Pain” uses two cases to examine the nature of pain and the ethical complexities nurses face in responding to patients’ pain. In addition, there’s News, Reflections, Drug Watch, Art of Nursing, and more.
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