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MSNN1701 - Safe Patient Handling: Keeping Health Care Workers Safe 
$20.00
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Total Credit Hours Available: 1.10 CH   Available through: 02/28/2019
Date:
January 2017
 
Authors:
Victoria D. Andrews
 
Erik P. Southard
 

Contact hours available until 2/28/19.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
The author(s), editor, editorial committee, content reviewers, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:
This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and AMSN.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA)

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered nursing, Provider Number, CEP 5387.

This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Rosemarie Marmion, MSN, RN-BC, NE-BC, AMSN Education Director.

Learning Outcome:
After completing this learning activity, the learner will be able to implement practices for safe patient handling on the medical-surgical unit that can prevent injuries related to patient transport.

 
MSNN1606 - Lateral Violence in Nursing 
$20.00
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Total Credit Hours Available: 1.00 CH   Available through: 12/31/2018
Date:
December 2016
 
Authors:
Ruby Z. Chu, PhD(c), RN, CCRN
 
Michael M. Evans, PhD, MSEd, RN, ACNS, CMSRN, CNE
 

Contact hours available until 12/31/18.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
The author(s), editor, editorial committee, content reviewers, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:
This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and AMSN.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA)

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered nursing, Provider Number, CEP 5387.

This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Rosemarie Marmion, MSN, RN-BC, NE-BC, AMSN Education Director.

Learning Outcome:
After completing this learning activity, the learner will be able to identify and address the issue of lateral violence in the workplace.

 
MSNN1605 - Caring for Patients with Schizophrenia on the Med-Surg Unit 
$20.00
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Total Credit Hours Available: 1.00 CH   Available through: 10/31/2018
Date:
September 2016
 
Author:
Stephanie Kemery
 

Contact hours available until 10/31/18.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
The author(s), editor, editorial committee, content reviewers, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:
This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and AMSN.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA)

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered nursing, Provider Number, CEP 5387.

This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Rosemarie Marmion, MSN, RN-BC, NE-BC, AMSN Education Director.

Learning Outcome:
After completing this learning activity, the learner will be able to provide proper care to the patient with schizophrenia on the medical-surgical unit.

 
MSNN1604 - Bottoms Up: Nurse Driven Pressure Ulcer Prevention for Orthopaedic Patients 
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Total Credit Hours Available: 1.00 CH   Available through: 08/31/2018
Date:
July 2016
 
Authors:
Naomi Tashman, BSN, RN, ONC, WCC
 
Sarah Low, MSN, RN, OCN, CMSRN
 

Contact hours available until 8/31/18.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
The author(s), editor, editorial committee, content reviewers, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:
This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and AMSN.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA)

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered nursing, Provider Number, CEP 5387.

This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Rosemarie Marmion, MSN, RN-BC, NE-BC, AMSN Education Director.

Learning Outcome:
After completing this learning activity, the learner will be able improve prevention of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers (HAPUs) on an orthopedic unit.

 
MSNN1603 - Hypertension: Facts and Forecasts 
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Total Credit Hours Available: 1.00 CH   Available through: 06/30/2018
Date:
June 2016
 
Author:
Karen E Elmore, MSN, RN, NE-BC
 

Contact hours available until 6/30/18.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
The author(s), editor, editorial committee, content reviewers, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:
This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and AMSN.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA)

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered nursing, Provider Number, CEP 5387.

This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Rosemarie Marmion, MSN, RN-BC, NE-BC, AMSN Education Director.

Learning Outcome:
After completing this learning activity, the learner will be able to describe the etiology, diagnosis, effects, and treatment of hypertension.

 
MSNN1602 - Understanding Celiac Disease: A Recipe for Nursing Care 
$20.00
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Total Credit Hours Available: 1.10 CH   Available through: 04/30/2018
Date:
April 2016
 
Author:
Lisa O'Donnell, MS, RN
 

Contact hours available until 4/30/18.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
The author(s), editor, editorial committee, content reviewers, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:
This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and AMSN.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA)

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered nursing, Provider Number, CEP 5387.

This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Rosemarie Marmion, MSN, RN-BC, NE-BC, AMSN Education Director.

Learning Outcome:
After completing this learning activity, the learner will be able to understand care of the patient with celiac disease.

 
MSNN1601 - Primary Biliary Cirrhosis 
$20.00
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Total Credit Hours Available: 1.10 CH   Available through: 02/28/2018
Date:
January 2016
 
Author:
Christine L. Kalt, MSN, RN, CEN, FNE
 

Contact hours available until 2/28/2018.

Learning Outcome:
After completing this learning activity, the learner will be able to explain the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC).

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
The author(s), editor, editorial committee, content reviewers, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:
This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and AMSN.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA)

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered nursing, Provider Number, CEP 5387.

This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Rosemarie Marmion, MSN, RN-BC, NE-BC, AMSN Education Director.

 
MSNN1506 - The Association Between Proton Pump Inhibitors and Clostridium Difficile Infection: Reducing Risk 
$20.00
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Total Credit Hours Available: 1.00 CH   Available through: 12/31/2017
Date:
November 2015
 
Authors:
Jane A. Frary, MHA, MSN, FNP-BC
 
Rebecca P. Winsett, PhD, RN
 

Contact hours available until 12/31/2017.

Learning Outcome:
After completing this learning activity, the learner will be able to explain how to reduce risks associated with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) with the use of proton pump inhibitors
(PPIs).

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
The author(s), editor, editorial committee, content reviewers, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:
This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and AMSN.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA)

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered nursing, Provider Number, CEP 5387.

This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Rosemarie Marmion, MSN, RN-BC, NE-BC, AMSN Education Director.

 
MSNN1505 - Care of the Patient with Chronic Kidney Disease 
$20.00
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Total Credit Hours Available: 1.00 CH   Available through: 10/31/2017
Date:
September 2015
 
Author:
Alan Garcin
 

Contact hours available until 8/31/2017.
 
Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
 
Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
The authors, editor, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.
 
Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
 
Accreditation Statement:
This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and AMSN.
 
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA) 
 
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered nursing, Provider Number, CEP 5387.
 
The purpose of this continuing nursing education article is to increase nurses’ and other health care professionals’ awareness of the modes of treatment for patients in the many stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD). After studying the information presented in this article, you will be able to:
  • Define CKD and explain its pathophysiology.
  • Discuss the classification and stages of CKD.
  • Identify methods of care for patients in each stage of CKD.


 
MSNN1504 - Decentralization of Transporters to Increase Staff Satisfaction and Productivity 
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Total Credit Hours Available: 1.00 CH   Available through: 08/31/2017
Date:
August 2015
 
Author:
Judith Kay Fogg, BSN, RN, CRNI
 

Contact hours available until 8/31/2017.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.


Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
The authors, editor, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.


Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.


Accreditation Statement:
This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and AMSN.
 
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA) 
 
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered nursing, Provider Number, CEP 5387.
 
The purpose of this continuing nursing education article is to increase nurses' and other health care professionals' awareness of the positive effects of decentralization of transporters in the hospital setting. After studying the information presented in this article, you will be able to:
  • Discuss common reasons for low job satisfaction rates among hospital transporters.
  • Identify ways in which transporters can be more appropriately integrated into hospital staff teams.
  • Explain the outcomes of utilizing transporters on specific units in the hospital.


 
MSNN1503 - Nurses Providing Care to Military Veterans in Civilian Hospitals 
$20.00
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Total Credit Hours Available: 1.00 CH   Available through: 06/30/2017
Date:
June 2015
 
Authors:
Lynn Counts
 
Margaret Freundl
 
Barbara Johnson
 

Contact hours available until 6/30/2017.
 
Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
 
Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
The authors, editor, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.
 
Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
 
Accreditation Statement:
This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and AMSN.
 
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA) 
 
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered nursing, Provider Number, CEP 5387.
 
The purpose of this continuing nursing education article is to increase nurses' and other health care professionals' awareness of appropriate care for military Veterans in civilian hospitals. After studying the information presented in this article, you will be able to:
  • Identify the five branches of the United States military service and their missions.
  • Discuss common health-related issues that affect Veterans.
  • Explain assessment and care strategies that should be used when treating Veterans in civilian hospitals.


 
MSNN1502 - The Effects of Nurse Staffing on Quality of Care 
$20.00
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Total Credit Hours Available: 1.00 CH   Available through: 04/01/2017
Date:
March 2015
 
Author:
Crystal J Martin, BSN, RN
 

Contact hours available until 4/30/2017.


Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
 
Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
The authors, editor, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.
 
Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
 
Accreditation Statement:
This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and AMSN.
 
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA) 
 
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered nursing, Provider Number, CEP 5387.
 
The purpose of this continuing nursing education article is to increase nurses' and other health care professionals' awareness of the effects of nurse staffing ratios on quality of patient care. After studying the information presented in this article, you will be able to:
 
1. Define beneficence and nonmaleficence.
2. Discuss the effects of nurse-to-patient ratios and who is affected by understaffing.
3. Explain strategies for improvement and how positive changes can be accomplished.


 
MSNN1501 - Ethics and Undertreatment of Pain in Patients with a History of Drug Abuse 
$20.00
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CNE credit for this article has expired.
Date:
January 2015
 
Author:
Brooke Faria de Cunha, BSN, RN
 

Contact hours available until 2/28/2017.


Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
 
Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
The authors, editor, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.
 
Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
 
Accreditation Statement:
This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and AMSN.
 
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA) 
 
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered nursing, Provider Number, CEP 5387.
 
The purpose of this continuing nursing education article is to increase nurses’ and other health care professionals’ awareness of the ethics surrounding the treatment of patients in pain who have a history of drug abuse. After studying the information presented in this article, you will be able to:
 
1. Define tolerance, physical dependence, addiction, and pseudoaddiction.
2. Discuss the ethical considerations surrounding pain management in patients with a history of substance abuse.
3. Explain autonomy, beneficence, nonmaleficence, and justice in health care.


 
MSNN1406 - Lasting Impressions: Using the Perspective of the Funeral Director to Guide Post Mortem Nursing Care Practice 
$20.00
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CNE credit for this article has expired.
Date:
December 2014
 
Author:
Mikel W Hand, EdD, RN, OCN, NE-BC
 

Contact hours available until 12/31/2016. 

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Faculty, Planners and Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
The authors, editor, planning committee, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Non-Endorsement of Products:
Accreditation of activities for contact hours does not imply approval or endorsement of any product, advertising, or educational content by the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN), AJJ, or the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accreditation Statement:
This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and AMSN.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA)

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered nursing, Provider Number, CEP 5387.

Objectives:
  • Discuss the safety factors nurses should consider in regard to handling of a patient's body after death.
  • Identify the elements of post mortem care that can impact the physical appearance of a body prior to transfer from the hospital.
  • Explain each of these elements and discuss the proper procedure for handling a recently deceased patient in regard to the effects of each.


 
MSNN1405 - IV Therapies for Patients with Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalances 
$20.00
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CNE credit for this article has expired.
Date:
September 2014
 
Author:
Molly McClelland, PhD, MSN, RN, CMSRN, ACNS-BC
 

Contact hours available until 10/31/2016.
 
Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
 
Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
The authors, editor, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.
 
Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
 
Accreditation Statement:
This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and AMSN.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA)

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered nursing, Provider Number, CEP 5387.
 
The purpose of this continuing nursing education article is to increase nurses’ and other health care professionals’ awareness of intravenous therapies for patients with fluid and electrolyte imbalances. After studying the information presented in this article,
you will be able to:
1. Describe the two main types of IV solutions – crystalloids and colloids.
2. Define tonicity, and explain hypertonicity and hypotonicity.
3. Discuss osmosis and the transmission of solutes through a membrane to maintain equilibrium.


 
MSNN1404 - A Successful Approach to Implementing Evidence-Based Practice 
$20.00
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CNE credit for this article has expired.
Date:
July 2014
 
Authors:
Carol B. Giomuso, MSN, RN
 
Linda M. Jones, MSN, RN, BC-NE
 
Delois Long, PhD, RN
 
Tammy Chandler, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC
 
Denise Kresevic, PhD, RN
 
Diane Pulphus, MSN, RN, PHN
 
Tanya Williams, MSN, RN, CCNS-BC
 

Contact hours available until 8/31/2016.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Faculty, Planners and Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
The authors, editor, planning committee, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:
This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and AMSN.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA)

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered nursing, Provider Number, CEP 5387.

The purpose of this continuing nursing education article is to increase nurses’ and other health care professionals’ awareness of implementing evidence-based practice. After studying the information presented in this article, you will be able to:
  • Define an evidence-based practice (EBP) model and identify its five steps.
  • Explain the correlation of EBP to patient satisfaction and patient relief.
  • Discuss the CARES project and the call light study, as well as their outcomes.
  • Describe lateral violence and the importance of awareness in nurses.


 
MSNN1403 - Spasmodic Dysphonia 
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CNE credit for this article has expired.
Date:
May 2014
 
Author:
Elcy T. Mathew
 

Contact hours available until 6/30/2016.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Faculty, Planners and Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
The authors, editor, planning committee, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Non-Endorsement of Products:
Accreditation of activities for contact hours does not imply approval or endorsement of any product, advertising, or educational content by the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN), AJJ, or the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accreditation Statement:
This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and AMSN.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA)

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered nursing, Provider Number, CEP 5387.

Objectives:
  • Explain spasmodic dysphonia and its symptoms.
  • Discuss the process of diagnosing spasmodic dysphonia.
  • Describe treatments available to patients with spasmodic dysphonia.
  • Identify resources available to those affected by spasmodic dysphonia.


 
MSNN1402 - Nursing Management of Constipation in the Medical-Surgical Setting 
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CNE credit for this article has expired.
Date:
March 2014
 
Author:
Robert Martin, MSN, RN
 

Contact hours available until 4/30/2016

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
The authors, editor, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:
This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and AMSN.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA)

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered nursing, Provider Number, CEP 5387.

The purpose of this continuing nursing education article is to increase nurses’ and other health care professionals’ awareness of prevention and treatment of constipation on the medical-surgical unit. After studying the information presented in this article, you will be able to:
1. Discuss the prevalence of constipation in hospitalized patients and the role of nurses in assessment.
2. Describe each of the three categories of constipation.
3. Identify the types of laxatives that can be used to relieve constipation, and explain the indications and response of each.
4. Provide non-pharmacologic resolutions for constipation.

 
MSNN1401 - Deltoid Intramuscular Injections and Obesity 
$20.00
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CNE credit for this article has expired.
Date:
January 2014
 
Authors:
Paula L McWilliam
 
Carol Botwinski, EdD, ARNP, RNC
 
John R LaCourse
 

Contact hours available until 2/29/2016.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Faculty, Planners and Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
The authors, editor, planning committee, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Non-Endorsement of Products:
Accreditation of activities for contact hours does not imply approval or endorsement of any product, advertising, or educational content by the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN), AJJ, or the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accreditation Statement:
This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and AMSN.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA)

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered nursing, Provider Number, CEP 5387.

Objectives:
  • Describe intramuscular (IM) injections and techniques used to ensure the needle reaches the deltoid muscle.
  • Explain the effects of injecting vaccine or other medication into the subcutaneous tissue, rather than the deltoid muscle.
  • Identify methods used to determine needlelength for injections in obese individuals.


 
MSNN1306 - Novel Recovery Pathways to Prevent Postoperative Ileus After Bowel Resection Surgery 
$20.00
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CNE credit for this article has expired.
Date:
November 2013
 
Author:
Justina Chappell, DNP, FNP-BC
 

Contact hours available until 12/31/2015.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Faculty, Planners and Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
The authors, editor, planning committee, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.

Accreditation Statement:
This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and AMSN.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA)

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered nursing, Provider Number, CEP 5387.

The purpose of this continuing nursing education article is to increase nurses’ and other health care professionals’ awareness of prevention of postoperative ileus after bowel resection. After studying the information presented in this article, you will be able to:
  • Discuss the pathophysiology of postoperative ileus related to bowel resection surgery.
  • Explain recovery strategies used following bowel resection surgery.
  • Identify pharmacotherapeutic methods used to treat postoperative ileus.


 
MSNN1305 - Peripheral IV Site Care: What the Evidence Shows 
$20.00
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CNE credit for this article has expired.
Date:
September 2013
 
Authors:
Jacklyn S. DelPrete
 
Michael M. Evans
 

Contact hours available until 10/31/2015.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Faculty, Planners and Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
The authors, editor, planning committee, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Non-Endorsement of Products:
Accreditation of activities for contact hours does not imply approval or endorsement of any product, advertising, or educational content by the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN), AJJ, or the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accreditation Statement:
This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and AMSN.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA)

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered nursing, Provider Number, CEP 5387.

Objectives:
  • Discuss IV site care and CDC recommendations regarding routine changes.   
  • Identify the benefits and complications associated with IV re-siting over different periods of time.   
  • Explain suggested changes to IV care guidelines based on the results of this research study.


 
MSNN1304 - Diabetes Medications: The Next Generation of Oral Agents, Insulin, and More 
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CNE credit for this article has expired.
Date:
July 2013
 
Author:
Donna Ellis
 

Contact hours available until 8/31/2015.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Faculty, Planners and Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
The authors, editor, planning committee, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Non-Endorsement of Products:
Accreditation of activities for contact hours does not imply approval or endorsement
of any product, advertising, or educational content by the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN), AJJ, or the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Accreditation Statement:
This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and AMSN.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA)

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered nursing, Provider Number, CEP 5387.

Objectives:
  • Identify target glucose ranges in a variety of populations.
  • Describe the use of each anti-diabetic medication available.
  • Explain the importance of distinguishing which combination of medications/lifestyle changes is appropriate for a given patient.


 
MSNN1303 - Beliefs and Attitudes about Medication Adherence in African American Men with High Blood Pressure 
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CNE credit for this article has expired.
Date:
May 2013
 
Author:
Janell Bennett
 

Contact hours available until 6/30/2015.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Faculty, Planners and Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
The authors, editor, planning committee, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Non-Endorsement of Products:
Accreditation of activities for contact hours does not imply approval or endorsement
of any product, advertising, or educational content by the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN), AJJ, or the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Accreditation Statement:
This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and AMSN.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA)

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered nursing, Provider Number, CEP 5387.

Objectives:

  • Discuss the incidence of hypertension in America, particularly in Black men.
  • Identify the factors associated with nonadherence to medication regimens and the effects on health.
  • Describe each of the primary themes found to impact medication adherence in African American men with high blood pressure.
  • Explain what is needed in further study to improve beliefs and attitudes toward medication adherence in the population of this study.


 
MSNN1302 - Revisiting Rhabdomyolysis 
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CNE credit for this article has expired.
Date:
March 2013
 
Author:
Tammeshin Frazier, BSN, RN, CMSRN
 

Contact hours available until 4/30/2015.

Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Faculty, Planners and Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure: The authors, editor, planning committee, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Non-Endorsement of Products: Accreditation of activities for contact hours does not imply approval or endorsement of any product, advertising, or educational content by the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN), AJJ, or the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Accreditation Statement: This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and AMSN.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA)

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered nursing, Provider Number, CEP 5387.

Objectives:
  • Discuss the incidence of rhabdomyolysis and its prevalence in recent years.
  • Explain the symptoms and presentation of the patient with rhabdomyolysis.
  • Identify treatment methods for those diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis.
  • Describe the role of the medical-surgical nurse in caring for the patient with rhabdomyolysis.


 
MSNN1301 - Prostate Cancer: An Update on Screening and Treatment 
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CNE credit for this article has expired.
Date:
January 2013
 
Authors:
Sandra Oehrtman, PhD, CPNP
 
Mira Lessick, PhD, RN
 
Sharon Kumm, RN, MN, MS
 
Stephanie D. Winright, BSN, RN, CMSRN
 

The purpose of this continuing nursing education series is to increase nurses’ and other health care professionals’ awareness of prostate cancer.

 
MSNN1207 - Developmental Disabilities in Adults: Not Just a Pediatric Concern 
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CNE credit for this article has expired.
Date:
December 2012
 
Authors:
Sandra Oehrtman, PhD, CPNP
 
Mira Lessick, PhD, RN
 

The purpose of this continuing nursing education article is to increase the awareness of adults with developmental disabilities in nurses and other health care professionals.

 
MSNN1206 - Obstructive Sleep Apnea:
Patients at Risk 
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CNE credit for this article has expired.
Date:
September 2012
 
Authors:
Deborah J. Bolding, MS, OTR/L
 
Pamela Schreiber, MS, RN, CNS, CMSRN
 

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a sleep disorder, is recognized as a significant health issue. It is associated with many lifethreatening co-morbidities. OSA is described along with the health implications and the available treatment options in the acute hospital setting.

 
MSNN1203 - Lyme Disease: The Great Imitator 
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CNE credit for this article has expired.
Date:
May 2012
 
Author:
Kathleen Lattavo, RN, CNS-MS, CMSRN, RN-BC, ACNS-BC
 

The number of cases of Lyme disease is increasing. Lyme disease impacts quality of life, as well as health care resources and costs because of missed or inaccurate diagnosis and ineffective or inadequate treatment. Medical-surgical nurses can identify and educate others about this silent stalker.

 
MSNN1204 - Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation and Implications for Medical-Surgical Nurses 
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CNE credit for this article has expired.
Date:
May 2012
 
Author:
Tammeshin Frazier, BSN, RN, CMSRN
 

The patient's platelets are 50,000, and we're giving heparin. Something seems amiss, and I do not understand what is happening with this patient.

 
MSNN1205 - Reinterpretation of the Controlled Substances Act: Implications for Nursing Practice, Patient Care, and Nursing Ethics 
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CNE credit for this article has expired.
Date:
May 2012
 
Author:
Gretchel Ajon-Gealogo, MSN, RNBC, CMSRN, MHR
 

In 1970, Congress enacted the Controlled Substances Act as part of the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act. Enforced by the Food and Drug Administration, the Act established the five schedules, or categories, of controlled substances and the drugs under each schedule. In 1973, the Department of Justice created the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to coadminister the Controlled Substances Act with the Food and Drug Administration. In 1986, the DEA was given sole authority to schedule controlled substances and was also tasked with regulating individuals and organizations that manufacture, transfer, or dispense scheduled drugs. The Office of Diversion Control within the DEA is responsible for ensuring that scheduled drugs are not used for nonmedical purposes (Abrams, Pennington, & Lammon, 2007; Garrison & Mitty, 2010).

 
MSNN1202 - Nursing Research: It’s Easier Than You Think! 
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CNE credit for this article has expired.
Date:
March 2012
 
Authors:
Joan M. Guercia, MSN, BS, AMSN-RNC
 
Beverly J. Howard, MSN, RN, FNP-BC
 

Like many nurses, I have avoided participating in nursing research. While Tingen, Burnett, Murchison, and Zhu (2009) emphasized the importance of nursing research, research has always seemed like too big of a time and energy commitment for me to get involved. My concern regarding the knowledge level needed to conduct research and to make a significant contribution to the science of nursing was a misperception. One tends to believe only those with a doctoral degree/education can participate and make significant contributions in research. Surprisingly, participating in research was much easier than I thought. Not only was it easier than anticipated, but the experience also provided unexpected benefits for all involved, from the primary researcher and nurse educator to the nursing students.

 
MSNN1201 - Managing Chest Tubes 
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CNE credit for this article has expired.
Date:
January 2012
 
Author:
Cynthia A. Frazer, MS, RN-BC, CMSRN, CNE
 

Patients requiring chest drainage need specialized equipment and nursing management in order to achieve optimal outcomes. Individuals with chest tubes are commonly admitted to medical-surgical units. This article will review the reasons chest drains are different from other drains, discuss how chest tube collection devices operate, and how to apply these concepts to the care of a patient with a chest tube.

 
MSNN1106 - Empowering Patients with a Voice in Decision-Making 
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Date:
November 2011
 
Authors:
Andrea Schwerdt, BSN, RN, OCN
 
Suzanne J. Crouch, EdD, MSN, ARNP, RN-BC
 
Tiffany L. Cabibbo, RN, OCN
 

Inpatients have a sense of helplessness and loss of control in health care decisions that impact their lives (Vitek, Rosenzweig, & Stollings, 2007). The purpose of this study was to hear patients' voices in creating a plan of care using an innovative whiteboard.

 
MSNN1105 - The NP/Physician Hospitalist Team Connection 
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CNE credit for this article has expired.
Date:
September 2011
 
Authors:
Joyce A. Johnston, MBA, RN
 
Laura H. Jones, FNP-C, RN
 
Rita M. McNulty, DNP, RN, CRNP
 
Claire M. Andrews, PhD, CNM, FAAN
 

The pairing of the nurse practitioner and hospitalist has evolved at Carilion Clinic into a collaborative joint partnership. When working in tandem, teams can examine patients more quickly to reduce wait time, as well as spend more time discussing the plan of care with the patient and/or family.

 
MSNN1104 - The Impact of Culture on Pain Management 
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CNE credit for this article has expired.
Date:
July 2011
 
Authors:
Patricia Burke, PhD, CNE, RNC
 
Cheryl Spencer, PhD, RN
 

Pain, the most common reason patients seek health care, is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential damage (Smeltzer, Bare, Hinkle, & Cheever, 2010). Pain is associated with certain diagnostic tests, diseases, and treatment. The anticipation of pain is a frequent barrier to prevention and treatment of some illnesses. Coupled with these concepts is the impact that culture has on pain. Individuals seeking care for pain bring with them past experiences and knowledge that have been influenced and reinforced by others such as peers, social groups, and family members (Racher & Annis, 2007).

 
MSNN1103 - Suicide: A Permanent Solution to an Often Temporary Situation  
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CNE credit for this article has expired.
Date:
May 2011
 
Author:
Pamela Stacy, RN, BSN, LCSW
 

Suicide is an uncomfortable topic, avoided by even the most seasoned nurses. This article examines many myths about suicide, current treatment modalities for depression and suicide, and suggestions of how to approach this sensitive topic.

 
MSNN1102 - Health and Physical Activity of Korean American Adults  
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CNE credit for this article has expired.
Date:
March 2011
 
Author:
Cha-Nam Shin, PhD, RN
 

The benefits and importance of regular physical activity throughout life and in a variety of ethnicities are well demonstrated, although few people engage in regular physical activity (Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee, 2008; Walker, Pullen, Hertzog, Boeckner, & Hageman, 2006). The lack of physical activity among adults is a critical problem not only to individuals, but also to the health care system. For example, physically inactive people are at risk for many chronic diseases and conditions including heart disease, stroke, colon cancer, diabetes, obesity, and osteoporosis (Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee, 2008). In 2010, the total cost of obesity was estimated to be $147 billion, and other estimated costs were $316 billion for heart disease, $264 billion for cancer, $218 billion for diabetes, and $74 billion for stroke (National Prevention, Health Promotion and Public Health Council, 2010). Thus, promoting health by increasing physical activity is a major health promotion objective (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [USDHHS], 2010). Little is known about physical activity in Korean Americans, a growing population in the United States (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010).

 
MSNN1101 - Acute Pancreatitis and Enteral Feding: What is the Evidence?  
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CNE credit for this article has expired.
Date:
January 2011
 
Author:
Beth Ann Dierdorf Quatrara, RN, DNP, ACNS-BC
 

Severe acute pancreatitis adversely affects both patients and the health care system. Effectively managing the nutritional needs of patients with pancreatitis is one commonly encountered struggle. Challenges include: simultaneously managing glucose; alleviating pain, nausea, and vomiting; treating diarrhea; and maintaining fluid and electrolyte status. This review examines the evidence guiding the enteral nutrition care of this patient population.

 
MSNN1007 - Surviving Sepsis: You Make the Difference 
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Date:
November 2010
 
Author:
Angela K. Kern, BSN, RN, CMSRN
 

Medical-surgical nurses need to be aware of the early signs and symptoms of sepsis and be prepared to start early goal-directed therapy before the patient is transferred to a critical care unit. The initial, life-saving treatments for sepsis do not require special skills or equipment and can help reduce patient mortality.

 
MSNN1006 - Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome 
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CNE credit for this article has expired.
Date:
September 2010
 
Author:
Janet Burton, MSN, RN, CMSRN
 

There are approximately 8 million people in the United States that are dependent on alcohol. About 500,000 cases of alcohol withdrawal syndrome each year are severe enough to require hospitalization and the care of a medical-surgical nurse.

 
MSNN1004 - Cultural Competency at the Bedside 
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CNE credit for this article has expired.
Date:
July 2010
 
Author:
Angela Groves, RN, MSN, BC
 

The population of the United States is becoming increasingly more diverse racially and ethnically. It is predicated that by 2015, diverse populations will constitute over 30% of the population. Cultural competency is about developing the knowledge, skills, and resources to effectively care for patients of diverse cultures. Culturally competent nursing care requires the ability to provide respective and effective patient care.

 
MSNN1005 - Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens: Prevention and Management 
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CNE credit for this article has expired.
Date:
July 2010
 
Author:
Solymole Kuruvilla, PhD, ACNP-BC, SAFE
 

Exposure to bloodborne pathogens via needlesticks and blood and bodily fluid exposures continues to be a significant problem among nurses and other health care workers. The pathogens that are of serious concern are human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV). Though the risk of transmission is low, the fear and anxiety after an occupational exposure can be devastating.

 
MSNN1003 - A Nurse-Patient Partnership Program to Improve Medication Safety: "Ask Your Nurse about Your Medication" 
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CNE credit for this article has expired.
Date:
May 2010
 
Authors:
Karen Johnson, PhD, RN
 
Carolyn Bryant, BSN, RN
 
Carol Hiteshew, MS, RN, NE-BC
 
Mary Jenkins, BSN, RN, CMSRN
 
Kerry Sobol, BS, RN
 



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MSNN1002 - Safe Use of Patient-Controlled Analgesia on a Medical-Surgical Unit 
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Date:
March 2010
 
Author:
Kathleen Lattavo, RN, CNS-MS, CMSRN, RN-BC, ACNS-BC
 



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MSNN1001 - Immunosenescence: An Underappreciated Risk? 
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Date:
January 2010
 



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MSNN0906 - A Plan That Works - Enhancing the Graduate Nurse Orientation Experience 

CNE credit for this article has expired.
Date:
December 2009
 
Authors:
Debra A. Peter
 
Tracie Heckman
 

The results of an analysis conducted by unit educators and preceptors within a Magnet hospital prompted the development of a defined Graduate Nurse Orientation Enhancement Plan for orientees within the medical-surgical division. The plan sought to impact critical thinking skills, preceptor satisfaction, and retention.

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MSNN0907 - Let Your Expert Voice Be Heard in Product Selection 

CNE credit for this article has expired.
Date:
December 2009
 
Author:
Denise Verosky, MSN, MS, RN, CNS, CMSRN
 

The numbers and variety of products and equipment that are utilized in the care of patients to produce the best outcomes are mind-boggling. Whether in the acute care setting, the home, or a clinic, patient care involves the use of multiple tools to get the job done. Medical-surgical nurses by far are consumers of perhaps the greatest variety of products, so who better can there be to participate in the process of product selection, evaluation, and implementation?

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MSNN0905 - Glycemic Control: It's Not Just About Diabetes 

CNE credit for this article has expired.
Date:
September 2009
 
Author:
Deb Sage, RN, CDE
 

Medical-surgical nurses practicing in the hospital setting will sometimes care for patients withhyperglycemia. Some of these patients will be diagnosed with diabetes and yet some others will not, but all are at risk for other complications. Administering physiological insulin regimens is the most effective means to control blood glucose in patients with hyperglycemia. Nurses must be able to understand the importance of glycemic management and their role in the prevention of hyperglycemic and hypoglycemic events.

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MSNN0904 - Building a Stronger Foundation: Raising Health Literacy Awareness 

CNE credit for this article has expired.
Date:
July 2009
 
Author:
Doris Meehan, RN, MSN, BSN, BC
 

An adult's health literacy level is often silent and overlooked. Yet, it is a vital building block linked to patient safety and outcomes. Health care provider health literacy awareness and knowledge has increased since the release of the Institute of Medicine publication Health Literacy: A Prescription to End Confusion (Nielsen-Bohlman, Panzer, & Kindig, 2004). Highlighted in this report is effective patient-centered communication of health-related information as the foundation of patient safety.

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MSNN0903 - Burnout and the Med-Surg Nurse 

CNE credit for this article has expired.
Date:
May 2009
 
Author:
Robin Hertel, RN, BSN, CMSRN
 

Burnout can be defined as a bio-psychosocial response to chronic emotional stress. It has three components: emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and a diminished sense of personal accomplishment (Erickson & Grove, 2008; Maslach, Schaufeli, & Leiter, 2001; Milliken, Clements, & Tillman, 2007). While stress seems an inherent part of the nurse profession, "since the mid 1980s however, nurses' work stress may be escalating due to increasing use of technology, continuing rises in health care costs, and turbulence within the work environment" (Jennings, 2008b, p. 137). Multiple studies have been done evaluating the incidence of burnout among nurses. In fact, every nurse can most likely recount personal incidences of varying levels of burnout. The fact that burnout is so pervasive is not a surprise, but the far-reaching ramifications should be enough to startle nurses, supervisors, and facility administrators into action.

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