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Women who smoke during pregnancy are usually not proud of the fact. A new study asked why they still do it, and how they feel about providers who try to get them to quit.

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Why Do Pregnant Women Smoke?

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Sarah Renee
Zuly O'Neill
"Some nurses might say they were just doing their job. But the simplest things—a touch, a gesture, kind words, a connection—can provide comfort in an otherwise comfortless situation."

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Those Who Comfort Us

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Mary Younkin
C.E. QUESTION OF THE WEEK:

The government report Child Maltreatment 2012 estimates the overall prevalence of child sexual abuse to be about

a. 4%
b. 9%
c. 14%

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Kathy Lewis
Sharon Smith
Tracy Darby
Shuttling between the intensity of nursing work and the relative calm of home life can be a challenge for nurses. How can family and friends offer support?

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Shuttling between the intensity of nursing work and the relative calm of

How to Support the Nurse in Your Life

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Judy Cleavenger
Heather Noel Favret
Several recent studies call attention to safety issues for both young children and older adolescents.

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Several recent studies call attention to safety issues for both young children

New Warnings About Protecting Children from Dangerous Substances in the Home

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C.E. QUESTION OF THE WEEK:

"Executive functioning" includes the ability to

a. control muscle movement.
b. speak coherently.
c. solve problems.

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CE QUESTION OF THE WEEK Executive functioning includes the ability to a

CE: Antipsychotic Medications : AJN The American Journal of Nursing

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Caitlin Williams
Joanne Van Atta
Sharon Smith
What we learned, and how we were inspired, at the International Council of Nurses meeting.

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What we learned and how we were inspired at the International Council of Nurses meeting

Talking Nursing in Many Languages: Reporting on the International Council of Nurses

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"Although research has shed light on IBS pathophysiology, therapeutic interventions remain symptom driven, employing both pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic approaches. Here, the authors review the epidemiology and pathophysiology of IBS, summarize diagnostic and treatment strategies, and discuss implications for nursing practice." #IBS

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome : AJN The American Journal of Nursing

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Is there an effective way for nurses to discuss smoking cessation with pregnant patients who smoke?

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“It’s been estimated that approximately 20% of adults are taking at least one type of psychotropic medication, an increase of 22% from 2001 to 2010...." And as with all other common medications, nurses need to be informed about the various drugs, their different actions, potential interactions, and side effects. Our June CE article covers the essentials.

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Antipsychotics: Understanding These Increasingly Prescribed Medications

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C.E. QUESTION OF THE WEEK:

According to a position statement from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, which of the following is an appropriate glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) goal for an older adult with type 2 diabetes and a history of multiple comorbidities or hypoglycemia, and a shorter life expectancy?

a. <6.5% to 7%
b. <7.5% to 8%
c. <8.5%

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#AJNquoteoftheweek #climatechange #environmentalhealth #Thoreau
AJNquoteoftheweek climatechange environmentalhealth Thoreau
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Tk Csee
Elise Jordan
AJN's clinical editor, Betsy Todd, celebrates some of the great comments of AJN's Facebook readers.

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AJN Facebook Readers on Influences, Public Attitudes to Nursing, Practices of Yesterday

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Carolina Fernandez Sandoval
Linda Tieman
C.E. Question of the Week:

Tongue protrusion, lip smacking, and bizarre mouth movements characterize

a. tardive dyskinesia.
b. pseudoparkinsonism.
c. akathisia.

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EIC Shawn Kennedy @ICNurses with new ICN board members Fatima Al Rifai (UAE) & ANA Pres Pam Cipriano (US) #ICN2017
EIC Shawn Kennedy ICNurses with new ICN board members Fatima Al Rifai
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On taking a practical and humane view of the movement of populations. #ICN2017 #publichealth #internationalnursing
On taking a practical and humane view of the movement of populations