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13 ways to Help a Grieving Person

Grief Guidelines: 13 ways to Help a Grieving Person We are all care providers. Whether you are a professional care provider or someone who wants to comfort a loved one in pain, you can learn how to accompany and support an anguished person on his or her “grief journey.” Below are 13 ways to help […]

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Peg Mastal, AAACN past president, and Pam DelMonte, Program Planning Committee

Peg Mastal, AAACN past president, and Pam DelMonte, Program Planning Committee In Brief Peg Mastal, AAACN past president, and Pam DelMonte, Program Planning Committee, represented AAACN at the American Nursing Shortage Relief Alliance reception in Washington, DC, September 9, 2003. The reception was a tribute to the Uniformed Services (Army, Navy, and Air Force) Nurses, […]

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The AAACN grand scan plan

The AAACN grand scan plan Swan, Beth Ann “The essence of being a leader is to make sure the organization knows itself” (Rosenthal & Gelberman, 2001). During the fall 2001 AAACN Board of Directors meeting, a commitment was made to ask members for their feedback about their experiences with and perceptions of AAACN. Many reasons […]

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Ambulatory care nursing defined

Ambulatory care nursing defined Ambulatory care nursing is a unique realm of nursing practice. It is characterized by rapid, focused assessments of patients, long-term nurse/patient/family relationships, and teaching and translating prescriptions for care into doable activities for patients and their caregivers. Ambulatory care nursing is a specialty practice area that is characterized by nurses responding […]

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AAACN Charter Process Creates Template for Writing/Evaluating Position Statements

AAACN Charter Process Creates Template for Writing/Evaluating Position Statements Savage, Assanatu (Sana) The AAACN Board of Directors developed a new strategic plan for the association in 2004. To develop and track the implementation of each of the goals in the plan, a document called a charter was used. The charter provides structure and direction for […]

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Tour of duty

Tour of duty Petrovanie, Andrea In January 2002, the Naval Hospital in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, embarked upon its new mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Awaiting the arrival of Fleet Hospital 20 from Camp Lejeune, NC, a team of Navy nurses began preparing for duty at the now well– known Camp X-Ray. The team […]

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Consortium Educates Nurses About End-of-Life Care

Consortium Educates Nurses About End-of-Life Care Russell, Sally Nurses spend more time with patients who are facing death than any other member of the health care team. Yet, studies have shown that many nurses feel inadequately prepared to provide the comprehensive care so important at the end of life. In January, I had the privilege […]

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A call for understanding

A call for understanding Rutenberg, Carol Some say telephone triage is a barrier to care. Others tout it as a valuable tool. Rising above the debate are telehealth nurses who are staunchly improving the practice. Editor’s Note: The following article uses the term “telephone triage.” It is important to note that telephone triage is just […]

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Diabetes Mellitus Quality Improvement

Diabetes Mellitus Quality Improvement Behnke, Wendy R An Initiative by the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers In December 2001, the Southeast Michigan Health Care Quality Forum and the Michigan Quality Improvement Consortium (MQIC) invited local health systems to participate in a clinical practice guidelines demonstration project designed to improve the clinical management of […]

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Who are we?

Who are we? Futch, Catherine Editor’s Note: The following is an address given by AAACN President Catherine Futch at the Leadership Preconference, AAACN 2003 Annual Conference, Tampa, FL, on April 10. The presentation on the four generations of members who belong to the AAACN professional community was so well received that we are sharing it […]