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February 2016 - Volume 116 - Issue 2
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Original Research: Latino Nurses in the United States An Overview of Three Decades (1980–2010)

Maria Hayes-Bautista, Teodocia; Schink, Werner; Emmett Hayes-Bautista, David

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 116(2):24-33, February 2016.

Hypoglycemia: A Serious Complication for the Older Adult with Diabetes

Ballin, Mary C.

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 116(2):34-39, February 2016.

CE: Using Essential Oils to Enhance Nursing Practice and for Self-Care

Allard, Melissa E.; Katseres, Julie

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 116(2):42-49, February 2016.







Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 7:46
AJN The American Journal of Nursing February 2016, Volume 116, Issue 2;
Editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy and Clinical Editor Betsy Todd present the highlights of the February issue of the American Journal of Nursing. On this month’s cover, nurse Sarah Carruth comforts a young patient at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. The first article, “Latino Nurses in the United States: An Overview of Three Decades (1980–2010),” shares original research that found that while the overall number of Latinos has grown dramatically in the United States over the 30-year study period, the number of Latino nurses has not; the authors make recommendations for improved and accessible nursing education to help increase Latino representation in the nursing workforce. Our first CE, “Hypoglycemia: A Serious Complication for the Older Adult with Diabetes,” examines the risk factors, symptoms, and treatment of hypoglycemia in older adults with diabetes, and emphasizes the role of nurses in educating older patients in preventing hypoglycemic events and recognizing their warning signs. Our second CE, “Using Essential Oils to Enhance Nursing Practice and for Self-Care,” presents an overview of the use of essential oils, with a focus on its benefits and risks, supportive research, and how to incorporate its use into practice. In “Special Feature: Creating a Bullying Task Force,” the authors review workplace bullying among nurses—including its prevalence, manifestations, and consequences—and describe how one hospital developed a bullying task force and implemented a nurse-led initiative to address bullying. In addition, there’s News, Reflections, Drug Watch, Art of Nursing, and more.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 12:16
AJN The American Journal of Nursing February 2016, Volume 116, Issue 2;
Nurse-to-nurse bullying is unfortunately common in health care settings—studies reveal it ranges from 31% to 57%. AJN’s editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Ronald Keller, who wrote about an initiative put in place in his acute care setting to address the problem.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 15:39
AJN The American Journal of Nursing February 2016, Volume 116, Issue 2;
Studies have shown that a diverse health care workforce is key to reducing racial and ethnic disparities in health care. But while the U.S. Latino population has tripled, the Latino RN workforce has not kept pace. AJN’s editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with the author about the issues spurring this research and what can be done to increase the number of Latino nurses.
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