2021 Peer Reviewers
The American Journal of Nursing is a peer-reviewed journal. Nurses and other practitioners serve as peer reviewers, sharing with us their expertise in health care, research, and all aspects of nursing practice. They are essential to ensure the quality of the manuscripts we publish. We are pleased to acknowledge and thank the following individuals who reviewed manuscripts in 2021. The American Journal of Nursing is a peer-reviewed journal. Nurses and other practitioners serve as peer reviewers, sharing with us their expertise in health care, research, and all aspects of nursing practice. They are essential to ensure the ...
Source: AJN - November 22, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: 2021 Peer Reviewers Source Type: research

The International Council of Nurses
Editor's note: From its first issue in 1900 through to the present day, AJN has unparalleled archives detailing nurses' work and lives over more than a century. These articles not only chronicle nursing's growth as a profession within the context of the events of the day, but also reveal prevailing societal attitudes about women, health care, and human rights. Today's nursing school curricula rarely include nursing's history, but it's a history worth knowing. To this end, From the AJN Archives highlights articles selected to fit today's topics and times. Editor's note: From its first issue in 1900 through to the present...
Source: AJN - November 22, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: From the AJN Archives Source Type: research

Again in a Heartbeat
When a mother's mental state rapidly worsens during the pandemic, her daughter brings her home. (Source: AJN)
Source: AJN - November 22, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Reflections Source Type: research

All Nursing Is Global Nursing
Editor's note: Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing is a global organization focused on leadership and scholarship, with more than 135,000 members from over 100 countries. This first article in a series highlights why global nursing should matter to U.S. nurses and offers an overview of organizations within the global nursing community. (Source: AJN)
Source: AJN - November 22, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Nursing Beyond Borders Source Type: research

The USPSTF Recommends Earlier Screening for Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes
Screening is recommended for overweight or obese adults beginning at age 35.Earlier screening should be considered in populations with a disproportionately high prevalence of diabetes. (Source: AJN)
Source: AJN - November 22, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Journal Watch Source Type: research

Pain as an Early Indicator of Pressure Ulcer Risk
Pain may be an important factor to consider when assessing patients for the development of pressure ulcers, but more research is needed to assess the characteristics associated with pain as a symptom preceding these injuries. (Source: AJN)
Source: AJN - November 22, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Journal Watch Source Type: research

Trends in Life Expectancy After Allogeneic Blood or Marrow Transplantation
Life expectancy for blood or marrow transplant recipients has improved over the past 40 years. (Source: AJN)
Source: AJN - November 22, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Journal Watch Source Type: research

Family History a Risk for Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer
First-degree relatives of people with early-onset colorectal cancer are six times more likely than the general population to be diagnosed with this condition.First-, second-, and third-degree relatives of people with early-onset colorectal cancer are at higher risk for both early-onset colorectal cancer and colorectal cancer at any age. (Source: AJN)
Source: AJN - November 22, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Journal Watch Source Type: research

The ICN Global Nursing Leadership Institute: Integrating the SDGs into Leadership and Policy Development
This article is one in a series in which contributing authors discuss how the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are linked to everyday clinical issues; national public health emergencies; and other nursing issues, such as leadership, shared governance, and advocacy. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a 15-year plan of action to achieve the goals, was unanimously adopted by all UN member states in September 2015 and took effect on January 1, 2016. The Agenda consists of 17 SDGs addressing social, economic, and environmental determinants of health and 169 associated targets focused on five th...
Source: AJN - November 22, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Local Action for the Global Goals Source Type: research

Nurses Spreading Misinformation
This article explores the reasons why people believe they are fully informed, including the possible influence of confirmation biases. It also describes the augmented ethical responsibilities of nurses to examine in depth what they think they know and understand and to account for cognitive biases. Strategies for nurse leaders, managers, and educators are provided to facilitate good practice and help ensure nurses are held accountable for their actions and social media postings. (Source: AJN)
Source: AJN - November 22, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Ethical Issues Source Type: research

Cohort Studies
Editor's note: This is the seventh article in a series on clinical research by nurses. The series is designed to give nurses the knowledge and skills they need to participate in research, step by step. Each column will present the concepts that underpin evidence-based practice—from research design to data interpretation. The articles will be accompanied by a podcast offering more insight and context from the authors. To see all the articles in the series, go to http://links.lww.com/AJN/A204. (Source: AJN)
Source: AJN - November 22, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Nursing Research, Step by Step Source Type: research

A New Framework for Practice–Academic Partnerships During the Pandemic—and into the Future
ABSTRACT: During the COVID-19 pandemic, many health care facilities closed their doors to nursing students, depriving them of the experience of caring for patients, a foundation of nursing education. The purpose of this article is to report on how the National Council of State Boards of Nursing convened nurse leaders from around the country to explore this problem and develop possible solutions. (Source: AJN)
Source: AJN - November 22, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Articles Source Type: research

Care Coordination: A Concept Analysis
ABSTRACT: Care coordination is both a well-known concept discussed in a wide range of multidisciplinary health care literature and a familiar nursing role in clinical practice; however, the definition of care coordination lacks role clarity across disciplines and within the nursing profession. Despite variations, defining factors of care coordination practice exist; however, role ambiguity limits the effective implementation of evidence-based care coordination in practice and policy. Following Walker and Avant's eight-step concept analysis method, we aim to further clarify care coordination as a concept and practice ro...
Source: AJN - November 22, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Articles Source Type: research

CE: Nurses Are More Exhausted Than Ever: What Should We Do About It?
ABSTRACT: For nurses, the challenges posed by demanding work environments and schedules often lead to fatigue, and this can be exacerbated during crises like the COVID-19 pandemic. In this article, the authors discuss causes and challenges of nurse fatigue and consider several evidence-based strategies and solutions for individual nurses and organizations. Barriers to implementation, including a negative workplace culture and inadequate staffing, are also described, and several resources are presented. (Source: AJN)
Source: AJN - November 22, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Articles Source Type: research

Double Shift
No abstract available (Source: AJN)
Source: AJN - November 22, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Art of Nursing Source Type: research

New Indications and Approvals for Anticancer Drugs
Several anticancer drugs have received new indications; new drug approvals; or regular approvals to replace previous accelerated, conditional approvals. (Source: AJN)
Source: AJN - November 22, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Drug Watch Source Type: research

NewsCAP: FDA moves to block some vape products.
No abstract available (Source: AJN)
Source: AJN - November 22, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: In the News Source Type: research

NewsCAP: Potentially inappropriate prescribing by NPs and physicians.
No abstract available (Source: AJN)
Source: AJN - November 22, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: In the News Source Type: research

World Health Roundup
No abstract available (Source: AJN)
Source: AJN - November 22, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: In the News Source Type: research

NewsCAP: Osteoporosis management in postmenopausal women.
No abstract available (Source: AJN)
Source: AJN - November 22, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: In the News Source Type: research

Informed Consent and Informed Decision-Making in High-Risk Surgery
Surgeons are more likely to focus on consent protocols than patients' decision needs. (Source: AJN)
Source: AJN - November 22, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: In the News Source Type: research

NewsCAP: Effect of screen time on concussion recovery.
No abstract available (Source: AJN)
Source: AJN - November 22, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: In the News Source Type: research

Marijuana Linked to Elevated Heart Attack Risk in Some Young Adults
Association is stronger when marijuana use is frequent. (Source: AJN)
Source: AJN - November 22, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: In the News Source Type: research

Improving Discharge Procedures to Reduce Hospital Readmissions
Nurses prove key to helping patients understand and adhere to care needs after a hospital stay. (Source: AJN)
Source: AJN - November 22, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: In the News Source Type: research

Why Should Nurses Care About the Supreme Court?
Many cases have direct and indirect bearing on health care policy and public health. (Source: AJN)
Source: AJN - November 22, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Viewpoint Source Type: research

AJN On the Web
No abstract available (Source: AJN)
Source: AJN - November 22, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: AJN On the Web Source Type: research

AJN On the Cover
No abstract available (Source: AJN)
Source: AJN - November 22, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: AJN On the Cover Source Type: research

Finding Joy in the Dark
But it will be short lived if nurses aren't protected against increasing violence. (Source: AJN)
Source: AJN - November 22, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

In Full Bloom
A daughter realizes her mother, a former geriatric nurse, is experiencing dementia. (Source: AJN)
Source: AJN - October 25, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Reflections Source Type: research

Targeted Interventions Improve Bronchiolitis Management in Infants
According to this study: (Source: AJN)
Source: AJN - October 25, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Journal Watch Source Type: research

Increased Risk of Overdose, Mental Health Crisis with Opioid Dose Tapering
According to this study: (Source: AJN)
Source: AJN - October 25, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Journal Watch Source Type: research

More Nursing Home Staff Linked to More COVID-19 Cases
According to this study: (Source: AJN)
Source: AJN - October 25, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Journal Watch Source Type: research

Exercise Plus Weight Loss Improves Aortic Stiffness in Obese Older Adults
According to this study: (Source: AJN)
Source: AJN - October 25, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Journal Watch Source Type: research

Influenza in a Kentucky Coal-Mining Camp
Editor's note: From its first issue in 1900 through to the present day, AJN has unparalleled archives detailing nurses' work and lives over more than a century. These articles not only chronicle nursing's growth as a profession within the context of the events of the day, but also reveal prevailing societal attitudes about women, health care, and human rights. Today's nursing school curricula rarely include nursing's history, but it's a history worth knowing. To this end, From the AJN Archives highlights articles selected to fit today's topics and times. Editor's note: From its first issue in 1900 through to the present...
Source: AJN - October 25, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: From the AJN Archives Source Type: research

A Conversation with Tonja Frank
As most students return to in-person learning this fall, a school nurse discusses her experiences amid the ongoing COVID crisis. (Source: AJN)
Source: AJN - October 25, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Conversations Source Type: research

Medical and Recreational Marijuana
Information for nurses, patients, and the public. (Source: AJN)
Source: AJN - October 25, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Nursing Resources Source Type: research

The 4Ms of an Age-Friendly Health System
This article is the first in a new series, Supporting Family Caregivers in the 4Ms of an Age-Friendly Health System, published in collaboration with the AARP Public Policy Institute as part of the ongoing Supporting Family Caregivers: No Longer Home Alone series. The 4Ms of an Age-Friendly Health System (What Matters, Medication, Mentation, and Mobility) is an evidence-based framework for assessing and acting on critical issues in the care of older adults across settings and transitions of care. Engaging the health care team, including older adults and their family caregivers, with the 4Ms framework can help to ensure that...
Source: AJN - October 25, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Supporting Family Caregivers: No Longer Home Alone Source Type: research

The Flu Pandemic of 1918: A Nurse's Story
In the spring of 1918, a virus swept across the world, killing approximately 50 million people by the summer of 1919. My grandmother, Kathryn (“Katie”) Ann Darmody—an Irish immigrant who settled in New York State in 1904—was among the nurses who responded to this pandemic, which became known as the 1918 influenza pandemic (or, erroneously, the Spanish flu). Today, as the world contends with the COVID-19 pandemic, my grandmother's experiences resonate with new meaning—a reminder of how, then as now, nurses have been at the forefront of public health. Her story, transmitted across generations, i...
Source: AJN - October 25, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Articles Source Type: research

Novel Deployment of Pediatric Biocontainment Unit Nurses in Response to COVID-19
This article describes a novel practice innovation: a hospital-wide deployment of nurses on a trained BCU team to support hospital staff in safely caring for patients with COVID-19. Their responsibilities included assisting in the development of guidelines and providing training on safety protocols and the appropriate use of personal protective equipment. The authors show how this deployment contributed significantly to staff education and support during the pandemic. (Source: AJN)
Source: AJN - October 25, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Articles Source Type: research

CE: Pediatric Antibiotic Stewardship
ABSTRACT: With the rise of antibiotic resistance, antimicrobial stewardship programs can now be found in the ambulatory setting, where nearly 95% of antibiotic prescriptions originate. Judicious use of antibiotics is of particular importance to the ambulatory pediatric provider, as the annual antibiotic prescription rate is highest among children ages two and younger and inappropriate early-life antibiotic use is associated with elevated childhood risk of several medical conditions. While most ambulatory antibiotic stewardship programs have focused on shaping clinician behaviors to prevent unnecessary antibiotic prescr...
Source: AJN - October 25, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Articles Source Type: research

Original Research: Suicidal Ideation and Attitudes Toward Help Seeking in U.S. Nurses Relative to the General Working Population
Conclusions: Compared with other U.S. workers, nurses are at higher risk for suicidal ideation, and nurses with such ideation are more reluctant to seek help than those without it. Burnout contributes to the risk of suicidal ideation. These issues warrant greater attention. Systems- and practice-level interventions must be identified and implemented, both to address the higher prevalences of burnout and suicidal ideation in nurses and to mitigate the stigma about mental health problems and other barriers to seeking help. (Source: AJN)
Source: AJN - October 25, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Articles Source Type: research

Feeling Well
No abstract available (Source: AJN)
Source: AJN - October 25, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Art of Nursing Source Type: research

New Drug for Mismatch Repair Deficient Endometrial Cancer and Solid Tumors
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted accelerated approval to dostarlimab-gxly (Jemperli) for the treatment of adults with mismatch repair deficient recurrent or advanced endometrial cancer and solid tumors. (Source: AJN)
Source: AJN - October 25, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Drug Watch Source Type: research

New Type 2 Diabetes Drug AIMS to Reduce Risk of Diminished Kidney Function and Cardiovascular Complications
Finerenone (Kerendia) has been approved to reduce the risk of sustained estimated glomerular filtration rate decline, end-stage kidney disease, cardiovascular death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, and hospitalization for heart failure in adults with chronic kidney disease associated with type 2 diabetes. (Source: AJN)
Source: AJN - October 25, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Drug Watch Source Type: research

Statins No Longer Contraindicated in Pregnancy
The labeling of statins has been revised to remove the contraindication for use during pregnancy.For a select few women at high risk for cardiovascular events, statins may provide more benefit than risk, even during pregnancy. Most women do not have this high risk, however, and should still avoid statins during pregnancy. (Source: AJN)
Source: AJN - October 25, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Drug Watch Source Type: research

Eua for Regen-Cov Now Includes COVID-19 Postexposure Prophylaxis
The emergency use authorization for REGEN-COV (a combination of two monoclonal antibodies, casirivimab and imdevimab) has been revised to include postexposure prophylaxis of COVID-19 in adults and children 12 years of age and older who, if they become COVID-19 positive, are at high risk for severe disease.Prophylaxis with REGEN-COV is not a substitute for vaccination against COVID-19. (Source: AJN)
Source: AJN - October 25, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Drug Watch Source Type: research

AJN On the Web
No abstract available (Source: AJN)
Source: AJN - October 25, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: AJN On the Web Source Type: research

AJN On the Cover
No abstract available (Source: AJN)
Source: AJN - October 25, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: AJN On the Cover Source Type: research

Community Benefit Programs
Opportunities for nurses to spearhead these initiatives. (Source: AJN)
Source: AJN - October 25, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: AJN Reports Source Type: research

NewsCAP: Uterus transplants are moving from the realm of research to clinical practice.
No abstract available (Source: AJN)
Source: AJN - October 25, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: In the News Source Type: research