The February issue of AJN is now live. Here are some articles we’d like to bring to your attention.
The burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is rising both in this country and worldwide. An estimated 10% to 15% of U.S. adults are currently living with CKD. The greatest opportunities to reduce the impact of CKD arise early, when most patients are being followed in primary care; yet many clinicians are inadequately educated on this disease. This two-part article aims to provide nurses with the basic information necessary to assess and manage patients with CKD. This month, part 1 offers an overview of the disease, describes identification and etiology, and discusses ways to slow disease progression. Part 2, which will appear next month, addresses disease complications and treatment of kidney failure.
CE Feature: “Nursing’s Evolving Role in Patient Safety”
In its 1999 report To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System, the Institute of Medicine suggested that between 44,000 and 98,000 Americans die annually as a result of medical errors. The report urged health care institutions to break the silence surrounding such errors and to implement changes that would promote a […]