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Submit a nomination for appointment to ANA committees and boards
The 2016 Call for Nominations for Appointed Positions on ANA Committees and Boards remains open until 5:00pm ET, Monday, June 27. ANA members may nominate themselves and others for positions designated for registered nurses. Non-members may also be nominated and/or seek appointment to certain positions designated for members of the public.  Read more.

Learn from the best of the best—Magnet© Hosptials!
Where can you find the most important evidence-based innovations in nursing? Register now for the 2016 ANCC National Magnet Conference®, October 5-7, 2016, in Orlando, Florida! Learn more and register


ANA and American Delirium Society launch new website
ANA collaborated with the American Delirium Society and a work group of content experts to create a website that will raise awareness about delirium, a serious but preventable neurological condition, and provide resources to help nurses prevent, identify and treat it. ANA promotes nursing excellence through ethics, standards and best practices. Learning best practices to address delirium is important for ANA and ADS members as well as nurses in all health care settings. Read more.
Navigate Nursing Webinar— Taking action: Policies and politics of childhood bullying
Bullying is a significant and preventable serious public matter that unfortunately is common, especially among our youth. Did you know that according to www.stopbullying.gov, 31 percent of children aged 10 -16 reported being bullied at school and 15 percent of children aged 10-16 were bullied using a computer or e-mail ?
Join us on June 15 from 1:00-2:00 p.m.(ET). Register now!

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Take action by July 25
The Department of Veterans Affairs is proposing a rule to grant full practice authority to APRNs when they are acting within the scope of their VA employment.
To comment on the proposed rule, go to www.RNaction.org

American Nurse
Today e-Edition
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Promoting dietary wellness in toddlers: Helping caregivers overcome barriers
Here are strategies nurses can use to help promote a healthy diet in the toddler years.  Read more.

Optimizing social outcomes through stroke support groups

These groups are important resources for patients who have suffered a stroke.  Read more.

The ABCs of COPD
Read an overview of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including scope of the problem, physiologic changes, management, and patient involvement in care. Read more.

Drugs and Devices
FDA approvals
On June 1, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Netspot, the first kit for the preparation of gallium Ga 68 dotatate injection and cobas EGFR Mutation Test v2, a blood-based companion diagnostic for the cancer drug Tarceva (erlotinib). Read more.

CareerSmart® Learning
Features


The Choluteca bridge: What’s wrong with this picture?

This month, we revisit one of our editor-in-chief’s most popular editorials.  Read more.

CONTINUING EDUCATION: Psychiatric assessment strategies for inpatients: Resources with a purpose

Sharpen your assessment skills for patients with mental health challenges.  Read more.


What you need to know about safe opioid prescribing
Even nurses who don’t prescribe have a role in addressing the problem of addiction to prescription opioids. Read more.

What works: Developing professionalism and leadership in new nurses
The authors share how a fellowship helps launch new nurses into their professional careers. Read more.

Quality: A moral primer
Leah Curtin discusses the relationships between errors, cost-cutting, and quality. Read more.


Take Note
Restrictions on CRNA practice do not improve patient safety
A study in Medical Care reports that scope of practice restrictions and physician requirements for certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) have no effect on anesthesia patient safety, but can reduce patient access to quality care and increase costs. Read more.

Obesity may affect quality of care in nursing home
A study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society indicates that nursing homes that admit more morbidly obese residents are more likely to have more severe deficiencies in care. Read more.


Leading through loss: Lessons for healthcare leaders
Leaders can play a key role when the unthinkable happens: the death of a staff member’s child. Read more.

Mentoring 101: What you need to know about nurturing a new nurse
Learn how you can be a better mentor. Read more.


Practicing emotional intelligence may help reduce lateral violence
The tools of emotional intelligence can help nurses better manage stress and conflict.  Read more.


Exploring health policy: Federal Register rules, regulations, and notices

The Federal Register is a vital resource for nurses wanting to have a voice in public policy. Read more.




CNE Center
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American Nurse Today!

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Articles include:

CNE: Reducing readmissions in COPD patients

Frailty syndrome: A weakly addressed healthcare problem

Helping patients who harm themselves

Quiz Time

Mr. Mortimer is a 72-year-old patient who recently experienced an ischemic stroke that left him with no serious neurologic deficits. You want to help him avoid another stroke. Mr. Mortimer has a normal sinus rhythm. If he develops atrial fibrillation (AF), what should you keep in mind? 

a. AF is not a risk factor for recurrent stroke.

b. AF may cause 5% of all strokes each year

c. Optimal warfarin dose for stroke prevention among AF patients is one that produces an international normalized ratio (INR) of 2.0 to 3.0.

d. The optimal warfarin dose for stroke prevention among patients with AF is one that produces an INR of 1.0 to 2.0.

Correct answer: c. Optimal warfarin dose for stroke prevention among AF patients is one that produces an INR of 2.0 to 3.0. Unfortunately, a high percentage of AF patients have subtherapeutic levels and therefore inadequate stroke protection. To learn more, read the continuing nursing education article “ Secondary prevention of stroke.”

               
 

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