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August 2016 - Volume 116 - Issue 8
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CE: Original Research: The Lived Experience of Social Media by Young Adult Burn Survivors

Giordano, Marie S.

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 116(8):24-32, August 2016.

CE: Human Papillomavirus–Related Oropharyngeal Cancer: A Review of Nursing Considerations

McKiernan, Janet; Thom, Bridgette

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 116(8):34-43, August 2016.


A Clinical Nurse Specialist–Directed Initiative to Reduce Postoperative Urinary Retention in Spinal Surgery Patients

Hoke, Nicole; Bradway, Christine

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 116(8):47-52, August 2016.







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Creator: Shawn Kennedy and Betsy Todd
Duration: 12:05
AJN The American Journal of Nursing August 2016, Volume 116, Issue 8;
Editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy and Clinical Editor Betsy Todd present the highlights of the August issue of the American Journal of Nursing. On this month’s cover is an anatomical drawing of the head and neck—the region that’s the focus of a CE article on oropharyngeal cancer in this issue. Our first CE, “Original Research: The Lived Experience of Social Media by Young Adult Burn Survivors,” explores young adult burn survivors’ use of social media as a way to find social support, express their identity while safeguarding their privacy, and further their healing. In our second CE, “Human Papillomavirus-Related Oropharyngeal Cancer: A Review of Nursing Considerations,” the authors provide an overview of head and neck cancer—its incidence, risk factors, treatment, and posttreatment sequelae—with a focus on HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer. Our next article, “Cultivating Quality: A Clinical Nurse Specialist-Directed Initiative to Reduce Postoperative Urinary Retention in Spinal Surgery Patients,” details a quality improvement project to raise nurses’ awareness of the potential for postoperative urinary retention on the postanesthesia care unit, and to develop an updated nursing practice algorithm for its evaluation and management. In “Safety Monitor: Health Care Worker Fatigue,” the authors examine the safety implications of health care worker fatigue and offer strategies for reducing the incidence of fatigue-related errors and patient injuries. In addition, there’s News, Reflections, Drug Watch, Art of Nursing, and more.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 15:07
AJN The American Journal of Nursing August 2016, Volume 116, Issue 8;
The overall incidence of head and neck cancer has declined in the United States over the past 30 years due to reduction in tobacco use. Over that same period, however, the worldwide incidence of oropharyngeal cancer has escalated significantly—an epidemic rise that is largely attributed to certain genotypes of the human papillomavirus (HPV). AJN’s editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with lead author Janet McKiernan about her article, which provides an overview of head and neck cancer—its incidence, risk factors, treatment, and posttreatment sequelae—with a focus on HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 13:37
AJN The American Journal of Nursing August 2016, Volume 116, Issue 8;
Young adult burn survivors who were burned before they reached young adulthood face particular challenges in meeting their needs for socialization. AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with author Marie S. Giordano about a qualitative study she conducted to explore young adult burn survivors’ use of social media as a way to find social support, express their identity while safeguarding their privacy, and further their healing.
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