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Career Sphere

Moving up millennials to leadership roles

December 2016 Vol. 11 No. 12

Author: Stephanie M. Chung, MSN, RN

Christina, a 29-year-old RN, BSN, recently obtained her MSN in clinical management. She . . .

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Leading the Way

Internal agency nurses provide an integrated, centralized staffing solution

December 2016 Vol. 11 No. 12

Author: Stacy A. Byram, MHA, BSN, RN, NE-BC

Use of various just-in-time staffing solutions (unit PRN staff, facility float pool, overtime . . .

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Practice Matters

Protecting failing kidneys: What to teach your patients

December 2016 Vol. 11 No. 12

Author: Donna T. Darcy, MA, RN, ACNS-BC, CMSRN, CNE, and Diane Morris, MS, RN, CNN

Mary Kean* is a 62-year-old woman who has had hypertension for the last . . .

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Practice Matters

Autonomy and the patient’s right to choose falls prevention

December 2016 Vol. 11 No. 12

Author: Patricia Quigley, PhD, ARNP, CRRN, FAAN, FAANP

You know from your experience that some patients will choose not to call for help . . .

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Inside ANA

New, curated resource of RN workforce data: ANA Nurses by the Numbers

December 2016 Vol. 11 No. 12

Author: Peter McMenamin, PhD

The 2016 edition of ANA’s Nurses by the Numbers™ is the first of a . . .

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Duke Integrative Medicine’s Integrative Health Coach Professional Training prepares nurses for rewarding career option

Becoming an Integrative Health Coach can provide new career opportunities for nurses and other healthcare . . .

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Inside ANA

Contribute to building nursing research and enhancing safe, quality practice

November 2016 Vol. 11 No. 11

Author: Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN and Tim Porter-O’Grady, DM, EdD, APRN, FAAN

This year, the American Nurses Association (ANA) Enterprise embarked on a 12-month campaign dedicated . . .

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Inside ANA

Call for action: Nurses lead and transform palliative care

November 2016 Vol. 11 No. 11

Author: Carol J. Bickford, PhD, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, FAAN, and Ruth Francis, MPH, MCHES

America’s demographics are changing, as is the healthcare system that supports every person, family . . .

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Quiz Time

Which diagnostic biomarker is detectable in the urine within 12 hours after renal tubular cells are injured?
a. Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin
b. Cystatin C
c. Tissue inhibitor metalloproteinase-2
d. Glomerular filtration rate

Answer to Quiz Time: c. Tissue inhibitor metalloproteinase-2 (TIMP-2) appears in the urine within 12 hours after renal tubular cells are injured from ischemia or sepsis. In one study, urinary TIMP-2 testing showed certain patients had seven times the risk of developing acute kidney injury.

Learn more by reading the continuing nursing education article “Acute kidney injury: Causes, phases, and early detection.”

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