October 2022 American Nurse Journal VOL. 17 NO. 10 preview

October 2022 American Nurse Journal VOL. 17 NO. 10 preview

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Watch IN THE KNOW for a preview of October 2022 American Nurse Journal VOL. 17 NO. 10 issue. All articles and digital replica will be available by October 12th.

Hello from American Nurse Journal!

This is Cherie Mee, Executive Editorial Director, and I’m excited to tell you about some of the content in the October 2022 issue.

Our CNE feature this month is on Moisture Associated Skin Damage. All nurses realize the importance of this topic as so many of our patients are susceptible to this condition. This article covers the four most common types of Moisture Associated Skin Damage. Prevention and early identification are key, and I think you’ll find practical value in this manuscript.

The article entitled Asking Difficult Questions is on Inclusive Nursing Assessment. It’s a great piece on collecting information about race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Nursing assessment is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate sensibility and sensitivity and to convey messages of caring, health, and inclusion to our patients.

Care of the Pediatric Patient with Chemo-Induced Nausea and Vomiting covers this serious condition that can lead to malnutrition, dehydration, and electrolyte imbalances. Malnutrition is the most common complication of chemo-induced nausea and vomiting in children and this can lead to higher disease burden and prolonged hospital stay.

Treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria in the institutionalized elderly: What is the evidence? runs in our October issue as well.
Although antibiotic stewardship has gained much awareness over the past several years, inappropriate prescribing of these medications continues to be an issue and places patients at risk for adverse drug events. The presence of positive urine cultures does not necessarily require treatment with antibiotics. I hope you’ll read this piece to learn how you can impact patient outcomes.

Post COVID-19 and PTSD in Frontline nurses is an important component of this issue as well. Nurses have been serving on the frontlines of healthcare through the pandemic and many are at increased risk of post-traumatic stress disorder. Learn more about PTSD – how to identify and manage this condition in yourself and your colleagues. Now more than ever nurses need the support of colleagues and leaders to sustain our health and resilience.

Lastly don’t miss Lillee Gelinas’s editorial on overcoming misinformation and disinformation and read Viewpoint piece if you have ever considered running for office.

Thank you for your interest in American Nurse Journal!!