The February issue of AJN is now live. Here are some of the articles we’re pleased to have a chance to publish this month.
CE: Original Research: Physical Activity Among Chinese American Immigrants with Prediabetes or Type 2 Diabetes
The benefits of exercise for patients with type 2 diabetes have been studied extensively, but not among Chinese American immigrants diagnosed with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. The authors of this mixed-methods study analyzed this population’s levels of exercise intensity, examining the types of activity performed, as well as the barriers to such activity.
This article discusses recent updates to the Surviving Sepsis Campaign’s sepsis treatment guidelines, changes in the sepsis bundle interventions, and the new definitions and predictive tools introduced in the Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock.
The authors report findings from the four-year Academic Progression in Nursing initiative to identify and develop the most promising strategies for creating a more highly educated nursing workforce.
This QI study examines the impact of a standardized handover process on ensuring safe patient transfer between the OR and the ICU.
There’s much more in our February issue, including:
- An update from the CDC on opioid prescribing in the United States.
- A Supporting Family Caregivers article on preventing and managing skin problems in older adults.
- A Profile of Judy Murphy, chief nursing officer for IBM Global Healthcare.
Click here to browse the table of contents and explore the issue on our website.
A note on the cover:
On this month’s cover, a group practices tai chi amidst snowfall in Shenyang, China. Tai chi is a gentle, low-impact form of exercise that promotes strength, balance, and flexibility; it involves performing slow, meditative movements while focusing on breathing.