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March 2018 - Volume 118 - Issue 3
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CE: Original Research An Investigation into the Safety of Oral Intake During Labor

Shea-Lewis, Anne; Eckardt, Patricia; Stapleton, Donna

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 118(3):24-31, March 2018.

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CE: Malnutrition in Older Adults

Mangels, Ann Reed

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 118(3):34-41, March 2018.

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Expanding RN Scope of Practice to Include Lumbar Puncture

Ernst, Jennifer; Aliory, Christine D.; Yows, Catherine R.

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 118(3):54-60, March 2018.



No Longer Home Alone


Teaching Wound Care to Family Caregivers

Kirkland-Kyhn, Holly; Generao, Stefanie Anne; Teleten, Oleg; More

AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 118(3):63-67, March 2018.

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Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 4:42
AJN The American Journal of Nursing March 2018, Volume 118, Issue 3;
This Month in AJN – March 2018 monthly highlights

March 2018

Editor-in-Chief Shawn Kennedy presents the highlights of the March issue of AJN. The authors of our first CE, “Original Research: An Investigation into the Safety of Oral Intake During Labor,” compared the maternal and neonatal outcomes among laboring women permitted ad lib oral intake with those permitted nothing by mouth except for ice chips. Our second CE, “Malnutrition in Older Adults,” reviews the many cognitive, psychological, social, and economic factors that can affect the nutritional status of older adults, and how nurses can intervene to prevent and address malnutrition in these patients. Our next article, “Cultivating Quality: Expanding RN Scope of Practice to Include Lumbar Puncture,” discusses a QI initiative that enhanced access to neurology services in an ambulatory clinic by teaching nurses to perform lumbar puncture. “Supporting Family Caregivers: No Longer Home Alone: Teaching Wound Care to Family Caregivers” reviews methods to promote wound healing that nurses can use to teach family caregivers, and includes links to instructional videos. In addition, there’s News, Reflections, Drug Watch, Art of Nursing, and more.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 15:19
AJN The American Journal of Nursing March 2018, Volume 118, Issue 3;
AJN clinical editor Betsy Todd speaks with Ann Reed Mangels about her article, which reviews the many cognitive, psychological, social, and economic factors that can affect the nutritional status of older adults, and discusses how nurses can intervene to prevent and address malnutrition in these patients.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 12:33
AJN The American Journal of Nursing March 2018, Volume 118, Issue 3;
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with author Anne Shea-Lewis about her study, in which she and her colleagues compared the maternal and neonatal outcomes among laboring women permitted ad lib oral intake with those permitted nothing by mouth except for ice chips. The findings support relaxing the restrictions on oral intake in cases of uncomplicated labor.
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