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July 2020 Vol. 15 No. 7

Many patients and some providers refuse palliative care because they associate it with imminent death and “giving up.” However, nurses can serve as leaders on an interprofessional team to manage patient and family care and help patients and...

ANA on the Frontline July 2020

Learn about the top issues facing ANA member nurses, how ANA is working for you, and what ANA is doing to advance nursing. In this issue: Policy after COVID-19 Healthy menopause

Lead toxicity in children

Assessment and prompt intervention can prevent harm. Takeaways: Lead toxicity can cause behavioral, cognitive, or motor problems in children. Nurses’ role is to educate, monitor, and manage lead toxicity treatment. According to the Centers for Disease...

Preventing postoperative pulmonary complications

Using ERAS and I COUGH to improve outcomes. Takeaways: Postoperative pulmonary complications are costly and responsible for extended hospital stays and mortalities. Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) are multimodal evidence-based guidelines aimed at reducing stress,...

June 2020 Vol. 15 No. 6

American Nurse Journal continues to keep track of the COVID-19 pandemic, with an eye to information nurses can put to use immediately, including how they can take care of themselves and each other in...

ANA on the Frontline June 2020

Learn about the top issues facing ANA member nurses, how ANA is working for you, and what ANA is doing to advance nursing. In this issue: COVID-19 survey results Personal Safety

Dental abscess: Early recognition for a positive outcome

Nurses have an important role to play in identifying and managing dental infections. Takeaways: Dental abscesses are common dental emergencies. Dental abscesses may result in sepsis. Dietary sugars are the primary contributor to dental caries. More...

Reducing hemolysis rates

An emergency department’s quality improvement project aims to reduce errors and improve care. Takeaways: Rates of hemolysis decrease with the implementation of proper blood draw procedures. Using venipuncture for blood draws reduces medical errors and...

Nurses on the front lines during pandemics

An annotated bibliography. Editor’s note: This article has undergone peer review. Key Points Infectious disease outbreaks are an emerging global threat. Nurses are one of the most invaluable assets during any infectious disease outbreak. Nurses in...

Be alert for Kawasaki disease

Early detection is key to avoiding heart disease. Takeaways: If Kawasaki disease (KD) is recognized and treated early, children can recover quickly with a decreased chance of developing long-term complications and heart disease. Heart disease...

May 2020 Vol. 15 No. 5

This issue of American Nurse Journal finds the world continuing to live with and battle COVID-19. The journal staff want to thank all of the nurses who are bravely caring for patients across the...

ANA on the Frontline May 2020

Learn about the top issues facing ANA member nurses, how ANA is working for you, and what ANA is doing to advance nursing. In this issue: COVID-19 updates Nurses Month Board sucess
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Quality improvement in action: Revised critical blood glucose value

Interprofessional team takes action to improve care of patients with diabetes. Takeaways: The revision of a hospital’s critical blood glucose value reduces both severe and critical hypoglycemia episodes promoting patient safety. Interprofessional team collaboration promotes...