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April 2016 - Volume 116 - Issue 4
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CE: Original Research: An Investigation into the Health-Promoting Lifestyle Practices of RNs

Thacker, Karen; Haas Stavarski, Debra; Brancato, Vera; More

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 116(4):24-30, April 2016.

CE: Cardiotoxicity and Breast Cancer as Late Effects of Pediatric and Adolescent Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment

Candela, Joanne Lee

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 116(4):32-42, April 2016.

Journey of Excellence: Implementing a Shared Decision-Making Model

Murray, Karen; Yasso, Sabrina; Schomburg, Roberta; More

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 116(4):50-56, April 2016.









Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 7:28
AJN The American Journal of Nursing April 2016, Volume 116, 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 this month’s cover is a 1924 portrait of the Grace Hospital School of Nursing basketball team. Our first CE, “Original Research: An Investigation into the Health-Promoting Lifestyle Practices of RNs,” discusses a study that gathered baseline data on the self-reported health-promoting lifestyle practices of RNs working in six major health care and educational institutions in Pennsylvania. In our second CE, “Cardiotoxicity and Breast Cancer as Late Effects of Pediatric and Adolescent Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment,” the author reviews the late adverse effects associated with the management of Hodgkin lymphoma, which include breast cancer as well as cardiotoxicity and its sequelae. Our next article, “Diabetes Under Control: Blood Glucose Meters in ICUs,” details the controversies surrounding restrictions on the off-label use of point-of-care blood glucose monitors in critically ill, hospitalized patients. In “Journey of Excellence: Implementing a Shared Decision-Making Model,” the authors describe the successful implementation of a shared decision-making structure at one hospital and discuss the lessons learned from the project. In addition, there’s News, Reflections, Drug Watch, Art of Nursing, and more.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 15:23
AJN The American Journal of Nursing April 2016, Volume 116, Issue 4;
AJN’s editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks co-author Deborah Greenwald about a study of nurses’ self-reported health-promoting behaviors, which revealed that many nurses may not practice adequate self-care, and underscored the importance of prioritizing nurses’ health at both the individual and institutional levels.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 9:34
AJN The American Journal of Nursing April 2016, Volume 116, Issue 4;
Research has shown that nurses who participate in shared decision making (SDM) have more control over their practice and greater job satisfaction, and hospitals that have instituted SDM have lower rates of nurse turnover and better patient outcomes. AJN’s editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with Karen Murray, who wrote about the successful implementation of a shared decision-making structure at a pediatric Magnet hospital and the lessons learned from the project.
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