Today is World TB Day. Here's a look back by Penn nurse historian Cynthia Connolly at TB care in the "preventoriums" of the early 1900s.

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The TB Preventorium : AJN The American Journal of Nursing

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What did nurses who ate a plant-based diet for three weeks as an informal experiment discover about personal energy levels, cholesterol and weight changes, and more?

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Nurses Try Out Plant-Based Diet, Report Health Benefits

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Worked at home during that blizzard last week? Not the nurses. [ Wp.me Link ]
C.E. QUESTION OF THE WEEK:

Anemia in patients who have chronic kidney disease (CKD) is generally due to inadequate synthesis of which of the following substances?

a. iron
b. vitamin B12
c. erythropoietin

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CE: Improving Outcomes for Patients with Chronic Kidney Dis... : AJN The American Journal of Nursing

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A nursing student on a clinical rotation, a young father's death, a family that believes in faith healing, a busy hospital unit that needs the patient's room. What could go wrong?

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C.E. QUESTION OF THE WEEK:

Hemorrhages occur in what percentage of patients who have Ebola virus disease?

a. less than 50%
b. about 75%
c. close to 100%

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CE: Inside an Ebola Treatment Unit: A Nurse's Report : AJN The American Journal of Nursing

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Public health nursing pioneer Lillian Wald's birthday was yesterday. The effects of her work continue to be felt today.
Many nurses live with chronic illness. It can be a challenge to continue working. Where to find strength and support? For some, faith is crucial.

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A Place for Faith: Despite Chronic Illness, a Return to Bedside Nursing

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The practice of "kangaroo care" has many benefits for preterm infants--and a new study showed that the benefits can extend into young adulthood. See our news roundup for more on this headline, plus others:
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March News: Kangaroo Care Benefits, APRN Practice Authority Gains, More

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C.E. QUESTION OF THE WEEK:

Which laboratory test measures stored iron?
a. serum iron level
b. serum ferritin level
c. total iron-binding capacity

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CE: Improving Outcomes for Patients with Chronic Kidney Dis... : AJN The American Journal of Nursing

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How do nursing organizations see the current uncertainty affecting every sector of the health care system? AJN's editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy spoke to the ANA's Pam Cipriano, and Sue Reinhard from the AARP.

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ANA's Cipriano, AARP's Reinhard Comment on ACA's Undoing

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C.E. QUESTION OF THE WEEK:

Studies have found that delirium affects up to 82% of patients in which of the following units?

a. PACU
b. geriatric
c. intensive care

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CE: Assessing and Managing Pain, Agitation, and Delirium in... : AJN The American Journal of Nursing

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How can hospitals make sure new parents get informed about safe sleep practices?

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Baby Boxes: Gifts Intended to Educate New Parents About Safe Sleeping

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