AJN’s May issue is now available on our Web site. And in honor of the upcoming Nurses Week, we are offering free access to the entire issue for the month of May. In addition, because the American Nurses Association has designated this the “Year of Ethics” and the theme of this year’s Nurses Week is “Ethical Practice, Quality Care,” we have also made available a collection of some of our top ethics articles from 1925 to the present. Here’s a selection of what else not to miss in our May issue.
Atrial fibrillation adversely affects the quality of life of millions of people, resulting in significant morbidity and mortality and health care costs. Our CE feature, “Atrial Fibrillation: Updated Management Guidelines and Nursing Implications,” reviews the recently updated guideline for the management of atrial fibrillation and stresses how nursing intervention in patient education and transition of care can improve outcomes. This feature offers 3 CE credits to those who take the test that follows the article.
Epilepsy is a serious neurologic disease that affects around 2.2 million people in the U.S. “Epilepsy Update, Part 1: Refining Our Understanding of a Complex Disease,” the first in a two-part CE series, discusses new research on the causes of epilepsy, new definitions that are changing the ways we evaluate the disease, and the psychosocial challenges faced by people who have it. It offers 2.5 CE credits to those who take the test that follows the article; there’s also a podcast interview with the author (this and other free podcasts are accessible via the Behind the Article podcasts page on our Web site, in our iPad app, or on iTunes).
“Improving Outcomes from In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest,” part of our ongoing Critical Analysis, Critical Care series from nurses at the University of Washington, focuses on 2013 evidence-based recommendations from the American Heart Association, which identify five critical areas to focus on to improve cardiac arrest response and patient outcomes.
Diversity in nursing. The Institute of Medicine report The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health calls for more diversity among nurses. “A More Diverse Nursing Force” describes progress and challenges in increasing racial, ethnic, and gender diversity among nurses in order to improve quality of care and reduce health disparities.
And don’t miss the latest in our six-part series on conflict engagement from the American Organization of Nurse Executives, “Conflict Engagement: Collaborative Processes.”
To see the full table of contents and what else AJN has to offer this month (an editorial, news stories, a narrative essay, updates on new drugs, a look at important new research in other journals, and much else), visit our Web site.