AJN News: Veteran Suicide, Older Drivers, Job Turnover Among New RNs, More

AJN’s monthly news section covers timely and important research and policy stories that are relevant to the nursing world. Here are some of the stories you’ll find in our current issue (news articles in AJN are free access):

President Obama signs the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act on Feb. 12, 2015. Photo © Associated Press.

About 20 Veterans Died Daily from Suicide Between 2001 and 2014

A new report from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs analyzes the data and details aggressive preventive measures.

Improving Safety in Older Drivers

In the United States, nearly half of all drivers are older than 65 years—and this age group has the highest accident rate per mile. As the proportion of older drivers continues to increase, nurses can play a role in assessing and educating patients at risk for unsafe driving.

Predicting Job Turnover Among Newly Licensed Nurses

According to a recent study of internal job turnover, 30% of new RNs in U.S. hospitals changed their job title, unit type, or both within a year; the study’s authors also identified five variables that influence new nurses’ decision to stay on a unit or transfer.

Army medics, NHS nursing staff at unveiling of Mary Seacole statue, St Thomas’ Hospital, London. Photo by Pete Maclaine / Zuma Press / Newscom.

Britain Honors Mary Seacole with a Memorial

A newly erected statue of the notable nurse, who tended to soldiers during the Crimean War, is the first UK statue dedicated to a named black woman.

Little Evidence for Routine Visual Screening for Skin Cancer

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has reiterated its previous conclusion that there is insufficient evidence for primary care clinicians to conduct routine visual screening for skin cancers in asymptomatic adults.

In addition, click here and scroll down to “In the News” for this month’s NewsCAPs (brief takes on hot health-related topics).

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