AJN’s January Issue: Men in Nursing, Perioperative Medication Withholding in Patients with PD, Book of the Year Awards, MoreDecember 28, 2012
AJN’s January issue is now available on our Web site. Here’s a selection of what not to miss, including two continuing education (CE) articles, which you can access for free.
Even though more men are starting to become nurses, they still make up less than 7% of all RNs. In “Men in Nursing,” the authors discuss the challenges of recruiting and retaining men in the nursing profession. This article is open access and can earn you 2.1 CE credits.
In this month’s original research article, the authors report on findings from a quantitative study exploring antiparkinson medication withholding times during hospitalization and symptom management. Part one of a two-part series, this article is open access and can earn you 2.5 CE credits. Look for part two in our next issue, which reports on findings from a qualitative study on the perioperative hospitalization experiences of patients with PD.
After sustaining a needlestick injury during a research study, nurse Lynn Petrik created a new safety device for a commonly used glucose sensor. “From Putty to Prototype” takes readers through the steps of her invention, from the prototype to the provisional patent.
Looking for a good read? The votes are in, and the winners of AJN’s annual Book of the Year Awards are listed in this issue. A supplemental online only companion to the article gives the judges reviews for each book.
And finally, read “The Clinical Nurse Leader and the Case Manager: Are Both Roles Needed?” for an exploration of these two roles, how they complement each other, and why each is necessary.