March 2018 Vol. 13 No. 3

diabetes pharmacologic management update ant

Diabetes— Pharmacologic management update

Concentrated insulin and noninsulin medications help patients manage their diabetes. Takeaways: when large volumes of insulin are injected subcutaneously, inadequate absorption, poor adherence, insulin leaking at the site…
emotional wellness ant

Emotional wellness

Learn how to manage stress for a healthy life. Takeaways: A little stress is good for the body and mind to grow and build resilience, but without good…
eeveryone responsible culture safety ant

Everyone is responsible for a culture of safety

Whether you’re a direct-care nurse or a leader, you’re responsible for speaking up and taking action to keep patients safe. Takeaways: Direct care nurses are error identifiers. Organizations…
novel ethic champion program ant

Novel ethics champion programs

Three pediatric hospitals share tips for success. Takeaways: Ethics champion programs can connect nurses with the ethical foundations of nursing practice and promote moral agency in clinical care.…
patient safety awareness week

Patient Safety Awareness Week

Shining a light on a public health crisis Each year, an important event is nationally recognized but frequently overshadowed by our busy lives: Patient Safety Awareness Week. Seven…
promote high reliability front line ant

Promoting high reliability on the front line

Create a safety culture by recognizing and reporting unsafe conditions, behaviors, and practices. Takeaways: High-reliability healthcare is consistently excellent and safe for long periods across all services and…
splash safety protect eye ant

Splash safety—Protecting your eyes, Part I

Take the time to protect your eyes from pathogens. Takeaways: Nurses sustain the largest percentage of blood and body fluid exposures (BBFE) in acute-care settings in the United…
stop acute upper gi bleed ant

Stopping acute upper-GI bleeds

Risk stratification and quick intervention can save lives. Takeaways: GI bleeding remains a major concern, particularly for the elderly with multiple co-morbidities. Management of acute GI bleeds in…

Supraventricular tachycardia

Quick action reverses SVT and prevents a disastrous outcome. Takeaways: Atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter are the most common subtypes of supraventricular tachycardia, which is relatively common in…
team manage burnout improve care quality ant

Team assist: Manage nurse burnout and improve care quality

Nursing teamwork addresses admission, discharge, and transfer workloads. Takeaways: Multiple simultaneous admissions, discharges, and transfers can create complexity and heavy workloads in acute-care facilities. To ensure patient safety…
imperative humble leadership ant

The imperative of humble leadership

By Donna Grande, MGA Empower your team through shared responsibility. In this world of social media, where people focus on self-promotion, it seems odd to address the issue…
pamela cipriano phd rn ana president

Transitions and transformation

A thank-you to Marla Weston.  The indelible mark left behind by a transformation­al leader is as unique as a fingerprint. Marla J. Weston, PhD, RN, FAAN, who stepped…
patient tbi ant

What your patient would like you to know about TBI

Communication and compassion are key to facilitating recovery. By Holly Carpenter, BSN, RN Staff Sergeant Sarah Zimmerman, United States Army, suffered a moderate traumatic brain injury (TBI) last…
nursing network matter ant

Why your nursing networks matter

Networks help you advance your career, provide high-quality care, and support your colleagues. Takeaways: Professional networks are crucially connected to quality patient care. Building a professional network can…

Reader Survey

Please share your feedback! We’re interested to learn more about your experience with American Nurse Journal.

cheryl meeGet your free access to the exclusive newsletter of American Nurse Journal and gain insights for your nursing practice.

NurseLine Newsletter

  • Hidden

*By submitting your e-mail, you are opting in to receiving information from Healthcom Media and Affiliates. The details, including your email address/mobile number, may be used to keep you informed about future products and services.

Test Your Knowledge

Which of the following statements about traumatic hyphema is true?