April 2020 Vol. 15 No. 4


A growing population

As the number of people over 65 years old continues to grow in the United States, so too is a…

A question of conscience

To: Ethics Advisory Board    From: Concerned RN Subject: Refusal to participate Two nurses on my unit have submitted written…

An overview of neuraxial anesthesia

Understand the basics so you can effectively manage your patients. Takeaways: Neuraxial anesthesia is the administration of medication into the…
ANJ April 2020 cover

April 2020 Vol. 15 No. 4

Every year, in preparation for Nurses Week in May (Nurses Month this year), we designate our April issue to celebrate…

Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome explained

Learn how to identify this frequently misdiagnosed condition. Takeaways: Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome is a growing but poorly understood healthcare concern…
healthy food

Healthy food trends

The American Nurses Association (ANA) defines a healthy nurse as one who actively focuses on creating and maintaining a balance…

More meaningful meetings

Preparation and follow-up can keep meetings productive and on track. Takeaways: Careful preparation can contribute to effective meetings. Consider group…
nurses month

Nurses Month: You make a difference

As the largest group of healthcare professionals, nurses make vital contributions to individuals, families, and communities around the world. Given…
Rapid response


Quick symptom recognition is key. Takeaways: Rhabdomyolysis is a complex medical condition caused by direct trauma, physical exertion, illness, infection,…
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Seven values that ensure a good life

According to Spanish philosopher Sergio Munoz “… In every religion, in every country, in every region at every time, there…

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