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CE: Assessing a Child's Pain.

Am J Nurs 2019 Apr 10. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

Debra Freund is an adjunct faculty member of the Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (AC PNP) program and Beth N. Bolick is a professor and director of the AC PNP program, both at the Rush University College of Nursing, Chicago. Contact author: Debra Freund, The authors and planners have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

A review of tools to help evaluate pain in children of all ages and levels of cognitive development. ABSTRACT: Effective pain assessment is a necessary component of successful pain management and the pursuit of optimal health outcomes for patients of all ages. In the case of children, accurate pain assessment is particularly important, because children exposed to prolonged or repeated acute pain, including procedural pain, are at elevated risk for such adverse outcomes as subsequent medical traumatic stress, more intense response to subsequent pain, and development of chronic pain. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000557888.65961.c6DOI Listing

CE: Original Research: Work-Related Stress and Positive Thinking Among Acute Care Nurses: A Cross-Sectional Survey.

Am J Nurs 2019 Apr 10. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

Salena Tully is a nurse practice manager at AdventHealth Fish Memorial (formerly Florida Hospital Fish Memorial) in Orange City, FL. Hong Tao is a nurse scientist in the Department of Translational Research, AdventHealth Orlando (formerly Florida Hospital Orlando), Orlando, FL. At the time of this study, both authors were nurse scientists for the Florida Hospital Central region (eight campuses in the Orlando area). The authors acknowledge the developer of the Positive Thinking Skills Scale, Abir K. Bekhet, PhD, RN, HSMI, an associate professor of nursing at Marquette University College of Nursing in Milwaukee, WI, for allowing them to use the tool. Contact author: Salena Tully, The authors and planners have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

Findings can inform interventions to increase the use of positive thinking.

Abstract: Background: Acute care nurses work in highly taxing environments, and as such are vulnerable to workrelated stress, burnout, and attrition. Yet some nurses appear to flourish even in the presence of such stress, perhaps because of differences in their cognitive processes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000557886.73585.d2DOI Listing

Another Day in the OR.

Authors:
Laura Fitzgerald

Am J Nurs 2019 Apr;119(4):72

Laura Fitzgerald is a senior technical advisor at Jhpiego, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. Contact author: Reflections is coordinated by Madeleine Mysko, MA, RN: Illustration by McClain Moore.

Collapsing the insulating distance of global health. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000554558.62016.73DOI Listing

Finding Joy in the Workplace.

Am J Nurs 2019 Apr;119(4):66-69

Rose O. Sherman is a professor, and Cynthia Blum is an associate professor, both at Florida Atlantic University in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Contact author: Rose O. Sherman, The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000554557.54393.5fDOI Listing
April 2019
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Nursing in the Midwestern Flood.

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Am J Nurs 2019 Apr;119(4):61-62

: 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 they 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. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000554552.46769.92DOI Listing
April 2019
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Nurses and Climate Action.

Am J Nurs 2019 Apr;119(4):54-60

Cara Cook is the climate change program coordinator for the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments, Mount Rainier, MD; Shanda L. Demorest is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing, Minneapolis, and a consultant at Health Care Without Harm; and Elizabeth Schenk is the Providence-WSU nurse scientist/sustainability coordinator at Providence St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, MT, and an assistant research professor at the Washington State University College of Nursing in Spokane. Contact author: Elizabeth Schenk, The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000554551.46769.49DOI Listing
April 2019
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Reexamining Resilience.

Am J Nurs 2019 Apr;119(4):53

Hui-Wen (Alina) Sato is a pediatric intensive care nurse in Southern California. Her blog can be found at http://heartofnursing.blog. Off the Charts is coordinated by Jacob Molyneux, senior editor:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000554550.39146.edDOI Listing

EBP 2.0: From Strategy to Implementation.

Am J Nurs 2019 Apr;119(4):50-52

Sharon J. Tucker is the Grayce Sills Endowed Professor of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing and director, Translational/Implementation Research Core, and Lynn Gallagher-Ford is senior director, both at the Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare at the Ohio State University College of Nursing in Columbus. Contact author: Sharon J. Tucker, The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

This is the first article in a new series about evidence-based practice (EBP) that builds on AJN's award-winning previous series-Evidence-Based Practice, Step by Step-published between 2009 and 2011 (to access the series, go to http://links.lww.com/AJN/A133). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000554549.01028.afDOI Listing
April 2019
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Prosthetic Mesh for the Prevention of Parastomal Hernias.

Authors:
Jacqueline Pich

Am J Nurs 2019 Apr;119(4):49

Jacqueline Pich is a lecturer in the Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia, and a member of the Cochrane Nursing Care Field.

Editor's note: This is a summary of a nursing care-related systematic review from the Cochrane Library. For more information, see http://nursingcare.cochrane. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000554548.93403.64DOI Listing
April 2019
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Sustaining Nursing Grand Rounds Through Interdisciplinary Teamwork and Interorganizational Partnership.

Am J Nurs 2019 Apr;119(4):41-48

Lieutenant Commander Dagoberto Salinas is an adult-gerontology clinical nurse specialist at U.S. Naval Hospital Jacksonville (NH JAX) in Jacksonville, FL, where Lieutenant Stephen Christopher Johnson (deceased) was a first-year medical resident. At the time of the grand rounds initiative, Commander Julie Anne Conrardy was program director for perioperative nurse training at NH JAX (she is currently quality manager for the operating room at Naval Medical Center San Diego) and Lieutenant Commander Tuesday Lynn Adams was an adult-gerontology clinical nurse specialist at U.S. Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, NC (she is currently associate chief nurse of inpatient services at Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, Great Lakes, IL). James Denning Brown is system director of clinical education at St. Vincent's Ascension in Jacksonville, FL. Contact author: Dagoberto Salinas, The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise. The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Navy, Department of Defense, or the United States Government. LCDR Dagoberto Salinas, RN, LT Stephen C. Johnson, DO, CDR Julie A. Conrardy, RN, and LCDR Tuesday L. Adams, RN, are military service members. This work was prepared as part of their official duties. Title 17 U.S.C. 105 provides that "copyright protection under this title is not available for any work of the United States Government." Title 17 U.S.C. 101 defines United States Government work as a work prepared by a military service member or employee of the United States Government as part of that person's official duties.

: In 2017, Navy Nurse Corps executives launched a new nursing professional practice model that promotes operational readiness, professional development, and transformational leadership. This directive prompted nursing leadership at Naval Hospital Jacksonville (NH JAX) to conduct a needs assessment survey to determine what kind of educational initiative nursing staff members would most welcome in support of the goals of the new practice model. Survey respondents favored case studies presented in a nursing grand rounds format. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000554547.03020.a2DOI Listing
April 2019
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CE: A Historical Review of Nurse-Physician Bedside Rounding.

Authors:
Genevieve Beaird

Am J Nurs 2019 Apr;119(4):30-38

Genevieve Beaird is a clinical assistant professor and a PhD student at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing, Richmond. The author gratefully acknowledges Arlene Keeling, PhD, RN, FAAN, for her editorial assistance. Contact author: The author and planners have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

: The purpose of this article is to describe and analyze nurse involvement in hospital bedside rounding from 1873 to 1973. Interdisciplinary rounding is touted as a collaborative activity between nurses and physicians. Understanding the historical trends in nurse involvement in this process can shed light on the opportunities and barriers that clinical rounding presents today. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000554525.02127.3bDOI Listing

Cat-a-tonic.

Authors:
Shawna L Swetech

Am J Nurs 2019 Apr;119(4):29

Shawna L. Swetech is a poet and visual artist. A medical-surgical nurse for 33 years, Swetech says she "draws inspiration from the deep wells of human nature and the natural world," writing narrative poetry "as a means of parsing out feelings from the intense, emotional field of bedside nursing." Swetech created an "Art at the Bedside" project, using collage and flow-of-consciousness writing as healing modalities for hospitalized patients. Her poetry has appeared in The Permanente Journal, Rattle, The Healing Muse, Marin Poetry Center Anthology, and the California Quarterly. "Cat-a-tonic" © 2019 by Shawna L. Swetech. Contact author:

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Implantable Pumps Require Specific Medications To Prevent Pump Failure And Risks To Patient Safety.

Am J Nurs 2019 Apr;119(4):20-21

Diane S. Aschenbrenner is an assistant professor at Notre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore. She also coordinates Drug Watch:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000554545.18267.9dDOI Listing

New Warning for Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics.

Am J Nurs 2019 Apr;119(4):20

Diane S. Aschenbrenner is an assistant professor at Notre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore. She also coordinates Drug Watch:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000554544.80148.eeDOI Listing

America's Problem with Opioid Abuse Takes Its Toll on Nursing, Too.

Authors:
Dalia Sofer

Am J Nurs 2019 Apr;119(4):17-18

Clinicians contend with a crisis of addiction as solutions remain elusive. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000554541.95395.53DOI Listing
April 2019
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Win-Loss Scoreboard.

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Am J Nurs 2019 Apr;119(4):16

AJN looks at recent U.S. health care trends. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000554540.87772.8dDOI Listing

The Number of Uninsured Americans Is on the Rise Again.

Authors:
Dalia Sofer

Am J Nurs 2019 Apr;119(4):15

Dalia Sofer.

Most affected are women, young adults, and those with low incomes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000554536.64901.d4DOI Listing
April 2019
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Black Lung Disease Resurges in Appalachian Coal Miners.

Authors:
Carol Potera

Am J Nurs 2019 Apr;119(4):14

Carol Potera.

Earlier detection and treatment are needed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000554534.63115.c4DOI Listing

Study of Reported Sexual Misconduct by Nurses Finds Gaps in Disciplinary Action.

Authors:
Fran Kritz

Am J Nurs 2019 Apr;119(4):13

Fran Kritz.

Resources for nurses and managers are available via the NCSBN. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000554532.78363.d0DOI Listing

U.S. Women's Health Falls Behind That of Other High-Income Countries.

Authors:
Joan Zolot

Am J Nurs 2019 Apr;119(4):12

Joan Zolot, PA.

Breast cancer care and access to specialists are bright spots. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000554531.70739.baDOI Listing
April 2019
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The Small Talk Matters.

Am J Nurs 2019 Apr;119(4):11

Katherine Boyarsky is a staff nurse in the Hematology and Medical Oncology Divisions at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston. Contact author: The author has disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

Improving patient care with multilingual health care providers. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000554530.32621.e3DOI Listing
April 2019
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Cultivating Grit.

Authors:
Tanisha Barrow

Am J Nurs 2019 Apr;119(4):10

Tanisha Barrow, RN Brooklyn, NY.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000554529.32621.35DOI Listing

The Importance of PPE Use.

Am J Nurs 2019 Apr;119(4):10

Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, PhD, ANP-BC, AOCNP, FAAN Submitted on behalf of and approved by the Oncology Nursing Society, Pittsburgh, PA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000554528.24998.76DOI Listing
April 2019
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Improving the Work Environment, Step by Step.

Am J Nurs 2019 Apr;119(4)

AJN Editor-in-Chief E-mail:

Greater awareness of the issues will hopefully lead to more change. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000554527.47868.3fDOI Listing

CE: A Historical Review of Nurse-Physician Bedside Rounding.

Authors:
Genevieve Beaird

Am J Nurs 2019 Mar 8. Epub 2019 Mar 8.

Genevieve Beaird is a clinical assistant professor and a PhD student at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing, Richmond. The author gratefully acknowledges Arlene Keeling, PhD, RN, FAAN, for her editorial assistance. Contact author: The author and planners have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

How the nurse's role in this hospital practice has evolved. ABSTRACT: The purpose of this article is to describe and analyze nurse involvement in hospital bedside rounding from 1873 to 1973. Interdisciplinary rounding is touted as a collaborative activity between nurses and physicians. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000554525.02127.3bDOI Listing
March 2019
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CE: Original Research: Errors in Postoperative Administration of Intravenous Patient-Controlled Analgesia: A Retrospective Study.

Am J Nurs 2019 Apr;119(4):22-27

Yoonyoung Lee is an associate professor in the Department of Nursing, Sunchon National University, Suncheon, South Korea. Kisook Kim is an associate professor in the Department of Nursing, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, South Korea. Myounghee Kim is a clinical nurse specialist in the Department of Nursing at Asan Medical Center, Seoul, South Korea. Contact author: Kisook Kim, The authors and planners have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

: Background: Intravenous patient-controlled analgesia (IV PCA), which typically involves opioids, has become widely used in clinical settings as an effective method of pain management. Identifying errors in the administration of these drugs is essential to improving patient outcomes. This study sought to describe and analyze the errors associated with postoperative IV PCA. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000554523.94502.4cDOI Listing
April 2019
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Mr. Blue and His Six Cats.

Authors:
Mariya Rader

Am J Nurs 2019 Mar;119(3):72

Mariya Rader is a staff nurse in the surgical trauma ICU at Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL. Contact author: Reflections is coordinated by Madeleine Mysko, MA, RN: Illustration by Annelisa Ochoa.

A nurse learns what it means to trust her gut. Read More

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To Recruit More Men, Rebrand Nursing as 'Masculine'? Or Just Stop Oversimplifying the Profession.

Authors:
Paul Kuehnert

Am J Nurs 2019 Mar;119(3):61

Paul Kuehnert is associate vice president-program for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Off the Charts is coordinated by Jacob Molyneux, senior editor:

: Updated several times a week with posts by a wide variety of authors, AJN's blog Off the Charts allows us to provide more timely-and often more personal-perspectives on professional, policy, and clinical issues. Best of the Blog will be a regular column to draw the attention of AJN readers to posts we think deserve a wider audience. To read more, please visit: www. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000554043.83744.8aDOI Listing

The Nursing Voice on the Global Stage.

Authors:
Erica Burton

Am J Nurs 2019 Mar;119(3):57-60

Erica Burton is senior analyst, nursing and health policy, at the International Council of Nurses, Geneva, Switzerland. Contact author: The author has disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

Nursing is influencing global health policy and aligning with global health priorities. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000554042.83744.c3DOI Listing

Communication Intervention Improves Patient Safety.

Authors:
Karen Rosenberg

Am J Nurs 2019 Mar;119(3):51

According to this study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000554041.06616.23DOI Listing

RN Shortages Negatively Impact Patient Safety.

Authors:
Karen Rosenberg

Am J Nurs 2019 Mar;119(3):51

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000554040.98991.23DOI Listing

Using a Fall Prevention Checklist to Reduce Hospital Falls: Results of a Quality Improvement Project.

Am J Nurs 2019 Mar;119(3):43-49

Madeline Johnston is a nurse educator in patient care services, and Morris A. Magnan is a clinical nurse specialist in the nursing department, both at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit. Contact author: Madeline Johnston, The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

: Purpose: This quality improvement (QI) initiative aimed to promote patient safety by improving adherence to an existing hospita-approved fall prevention protocol. Specific aims of the initiative were to evaluate the impact of using a fall prevention checklist on (1) the implementation of a bundle of 14 specific interventions (the fall prevention protocol) and (2) the incidence of falls on participating units.

Methods: A QI team conducted a 26-day fall prevention initiative. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000554037.76120.6aDOI Listing

An Evidence-Based Approach to Precepting New Nurses.

Am J Nurs 2019 Mar;119(3):62-67

Michael Barba is a clinical nurse specialist, Army Burn Center, U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR) at Fort Sam Houston, TX. Krystal Valdez-Delgado is a research nurse, Christopher A. VanFosson is a nurse scientist, Nicole W. Caldwell is a research nurse, and Elizabeth A. Mann-Salinas is a senior nurse scientist, all in Trauma Outcomes and System Research, USAISR. Susan Boyer is executive director of Vermont Nurses in Partnership, Perkinsville, VT. Johnnie Robbins is an EnRoute Care branch director in the U.S. Army School of Aviation Medicine, Fort Rucker, AL. This project was supported by TriService Nursing Research Program grant no. HT9404-12-I-TS08, N12-PO4. The authors would like to acknowledge burn ICU preceptor coordinators Hope Greeley and Colleen Mitchell, and chief educator Elizabeth Hayes, for their contributions to data collection. Contact author: Michael Barba, The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

: While developing a standardized approach to orient new staff in the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Burn Center at Fort Sam Houston in Texas, nurse leaders identified the need to also standardize preceptor selection and instruction. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000554036.68497.61DOI Listing

Clarifying the Confusion of Arterial Blood Gas Analysis: Is it Compensation or Combination?

Am J Nurs 2019 Mar;119(3):52-56

Joyce Pompey is an associate professor in the Department of Nursing, University of South Carolina Aiken, Aiken, SC, where Betty Abraham-Settles is an assistant professor. Contact author: Joyce Pompey, The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

: Arterial blood gas (ABG) analysis assesses the adequacy of ventilation, oxygenation, and the acid-base status of the body by measuring the levels of pH, oxygen, carbon dioxide, and bicarbonate in arterial blood. Interpretation of ABG results, which can play a major role in diagnosis and treatment of patients with pulmonary and other critical conditions, can sometimes be difficult. This article focuses on basic ABG analysis and interpretation, discusses the combinations of imbalances that may occur, and reviews the compensatory mechanisms that arise as a result. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000554035.74335.59DOI Listing