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2008 Ballot Results Are In!

2008 Ballot Results Are In! The results are in! Congratulations to Kitty Shulman, MSN, NC, who was elected PresidentElect, and Lenora J. Flint, MSN, MS, RN, PHN, CNS, who was elected to serve on the Nominating Committee. Kitty Shulman is Director, Children’s Specialty Center, St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center, Boise, ID. Kitty also currently serves […]

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Studies examine RN shortage, nursing department productivity

Studies examine RN shortage, nursing department productivity Russell, Sally National Office: (800) AMB-NURS * Web Site: www.aaacn.org aaacn Viewpoint Research Analysis The following is a review of two studies conducted by E.C. Murphy, LLC, a consulting and research firm based in Charlotte, NC. Murphy, E.C. (2001, July). Key performance indicators and turnover. Case Studies on […]

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Elder Abuse and Neglect Assessment

Elder Abuse and Neglect Assessment Fulmer, Terry WHY: Elder abuse and neglect is a serious and prevalent problem that is estimated to affect 700,000 to 1.2 million older adults annually in this country. Only one in ten cases of elder abuse and neglect are reported and there is a serious underreporting by clinical professionals, likely […]

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Letter to the EDITOR

Letter to the EDITOR Moye, Janet P Dear Editor, I have enjoyed the excellent Viewpoint series, “Nurses & Legislation,” written by Regina C. Phillips, MSN, RN. Part Two, “How a Bill Becomes Law” (July/August 2003, pp. 6-7) was especially helpful in understanding the process of national legislation. I have recently completed a course in health […]

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President’s message

President’s message Laughlin, Candia Baker Dear Colleagues: This year, as in the past, I returned from the AAACN Annual Conference with renewed energy and enthusiasm. The difference this year is that I don’t see it waning with the daily demands of work and life. This was a very effective inoculation! I drew from our speakers, […]

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Meet the candidates 2004 AAACN elections

Meet the candidates 2004 AAACN elections The 2003-2004 Nominating Committee presents the candidates for the 2004 elections. AAACN members will be asked to vote for one person for President- Elect, three people for the Board of Directors, and one person for the Nominating Committee. Ballots will be mailed in November. President-Elect Candidates Susan M. Paschke, […]

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Use of Automated External Defibrillators In Free-Standing Clinic Settings

Use of Automated External Defibrillators In Free-Standing Clinic Settings Burns, Margaret Devany This article describes some of the findings from a project conducted by the Medical Emergency Preparedness Committee at the University Physicians Healthcare in Tucson, AZ. The project consisted of installing fully automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in the facility’s freestanding clinics and the training […]

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Ambulatory nursing outcomes

Ambulatory nursing outcomes Mastal, Peg AAACN Participates in Classification Study on Patient Outcomes During 2000, AAACN participated in a research study conducted by the Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) research team at the Center for Nursing Classification, College of Nursing, The University of Iowa. The classification center has a 4-year grant from the National Institute of […]

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Seeking Volunteers for a Panel of Experts

Seeking Volunteers for a Panel of Experts AAACN is seeking to develop a panel of content/practice experts to act as resources for ambulatory care nurses (members and potential members). The list with contact information will be posted on the AAACN Web site. If you are willing to participate as a content/practice expert and share your […]

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Promoting and Participating in Advocacy

Promoting and Participating in Advocacy Swan, Beth Ann For the last few years, AAACN has offered nurses’ week products. The slogan on the products proclaims, “Ambulatory nurses are everywhere caring for you.” The same can be said about our organization and our members – AAACN members are everywhere advocating for ambulatory nursing. Advocacy Advocacy is […]