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July 2018 - Volume 118 - Issue 7
pp: 7-72










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CE: Original Research The Efficacy and Safety of an RN-Driven Ketamine Protocol for Adjunctive Analgesia During Burn Wound Care

Baumgartner, Laura; Townsend, Nicole; Winkelman, Katie; More

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 118(7):26-31, July 2018.

CE: Breast Cancer Screening A Review of Current Guidelines

Baron, Roberta; Drucker, Karen; Lagdamen, Liza; More

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 118(7):34-41, July 2018.

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Ethics Champion Programs

Trotochaud, Karen; Fitzgerald, Heather; Knackstedt, Angela D.

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 118(7):46-54, July 2018.

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Making It Stick: Developing and Testing the Difficult Intravenous Access (DIVA) Tool

Ehrhardt, Barbara Smith; Givens, Kelley E. A.; Lee, Rebecca C.

AJN The American Journal of Nursing. 118(7):56-62, July 2018.






Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 6:45
AJN The American Journal of Nursing July 2018, Volume 118, Issue 7;

This Month in AJN –  July 2018 monthly highlights
July 2018

Editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy and clinical editor Betsy Todd present the highlights of the July issue of AJN. Our first CE, “Original Research: The Efficacy and Safety of an RN-Driven Ketamine Protocol for Adjunctive Analgesia During Burn Wound Care,” describes a study that evaluated the efficacy and safety of a practice protocol allowing critical care RNs to independently administer IV ketamine for burn wound care. Our second CE, “Breast Cancer Screening: A Review of Current Guidelines,” reviews the guidelines of the American Cancer Society, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network and provides guidance to nurses as they support and educate patients. The authors of our next article, “Ethics Champion Programs,” discuss how these programs prepare nurses to function as unit-based ethics resources for colleagues as they face common ethical issues and challenges. “Cultivating Quality: Making It Stick: Developing and Testing the Difficult Intravenous Access (DIVA) Tool” reports on a QI initiative to create a simple evidence-based tool to help novice nurses predict which patients will present peripheral IV access challenges. In addition, there’s News, Reflections, Drug Watch, Art of Nursing, and more.
Creator: Shawn Kennedy
Duration: 11:46
AJN The American Journal of Nursing July 2018, Volume 118, Issue 7;
AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy speaks with authors Karen Trotochaud, Heather Fitzgerald, and Angela D. Knackstedt—all of whom lead ethics champion programs at their respective institutions—about their article, which discusses how these programs prepare nurses to function as unit-based ethics resources for colleagues as they face various ethical issues and challenges.
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