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May 2016 - Volume 116 - Issue 5
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CE: Original Research: Napping on the Night Shift: A Two-Hospital Implementation Project

Geiger-Brown, Jeanne; Sagherian, Knar; Zhu, Shijun; More

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 116(5):26-33, May 2016.

Mentoring Clinical Nurses to Write for Publication: Strategies for Success

Oman, Kathleen S.; Mancuso, Mary P.; Ceballos, Kirtley; More

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 116(5):48-55, May 2016.


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Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 6:56
AJN The American Journal of Nursing May 2016, Volume 116, Issue 5;
Editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy and Clinical Editor Betsy Todd present the highlights of the May issue of the American Journal of Nursing. On this month’s cover is A Maid Asleep (1656–57) by the Dutch master Johannes Vermeer. Our first CE, “Original Research: Napping on the Night Shift: A Two-Hospital Implementation Project,” describes the results of a project conducted to assess the barriers to successful implementation of night-shift naps and to describe the nap experiences of night-shift nurses. In our second CE, “Intrathecal Pumps for Managing Cancer Pain,” the author provides an overview of intrathecal pump therapy, including its benefits, potential risks, and complications, medications, and the nursing care required by patients who use an intrathecal pump. Our next article, “Emergency: Henoch–Schönlein Purpura in the ED,” uses a case study to detail the nursing assessment, diagnosis and treatment, and possible complications of Henoch–Schönlein purpura, the most common form of pediatric vasculitis. In “Special Feature: Mentoring Clinical Nurses to Write for Publication: Strategies for Success,” the authors describe the initiation of a workshop series designed to teach clinical nurses about the writing process and mentor them through the stages of submitting a manuscript for publication. In addition, there’s News, Reflections, Drug Watch, Art of Nursing, and more.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 16:48
AJN The American Journal of Nursing May 2016, Volume 116, Issue 5;
Although napping is used to reduce sleepiness and fatigue in other safety-sensitive industries, it has not had widespread acceptance in nursing. AJN’s editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks to lead author Jeanne Geiger-Brown about the results of a project conducted to assess the barriers to successful implementation of night-shift naps and to describe the nap experiences of night-shift nurses.
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