Nursing2009 SDU eNews--January 2009


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In this issue...
Recommended Readings from Nursing2009--major CE articles from the journal, plus ready-made lectures you can download
Online Presentations
In the Know: New reports, resources, guidelines
NNSDO Update: Standards revision notice
Good Reads: Don't miss these articles
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Recommended Readings from Nursing2009

Don't miss these substantive, peer-reviewed articles in the January issue of Nursing2009. You can use the PowerPoint slides (link below) as a ready-made lecture on this topic. The slides are to access at http://www.nursing2009.com/ (click the "Educators" button).

Online Presentations
  • Nutritional Challenges in Chronic Kidney Disease
    This course is designed for the healthcare professional who is either already involved in the care of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) or who has an interest in this field. Clinical practice guidelines are utilized as a resource in this program and are based on the National Kidney foundation (NFK) outcomes quality initiative (KDOQI). These guidelines were developed following a rigorous investigation and have helped health professionals caring for the patient with CKD in making more informed decisions regarding their care.
  • Lifestyle Modifications for Diabetic Patients
    The New Year offers a great opportunity to motivate your patients with diabetes to improve their nutrition and ability to adapt healthy lifestyle choices. Lifestyle changes have been shown to greatly improve diabetes, resulting in prevention of complications. This 6-week webinar series will provide practitioners with information to assist their patients with a variety of changes from behavior modification to weight management to deciphering information regarding activity and prevention. This program will benefit clinicians who care for these patients and will provide a good review for the experienced dietician or diabetes educator.
  • Nutrition and Cardiovascular Disease: Integrated Care Through Cardiac Rehabilitation Cardiac Rehabilitation programs use a multidisciplinary approach to get patients back to their best functioning level. This webinar focuses on the major aspects of medical nutrition therapy in cardiac rehab. Each session incorporates standards from the American Dietetic Association, the National Cholesterol Education Program, the American Association for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, the American College of Cardiology, and the American Heart Association. Evidence-based guidelines are used to apply to real-life challenges.

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Visit the Allergic Asthma Resource Center now for more information to help start the discussion with your patients.

In the Know: New reports, resources, guidelines

NNSDO Convention 2009
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Good Reads: Don't miss these articles from other LWW journals

Title: Challenges in Caring for Morbidly Obese Patients: Managing Activities for Daily Living at Home
Authors: Marie E. Pokorny, MSN, PhD, RN, et al
Abstract: This study aimed to determine how morbidly obese patients and their families manage activities of daily living (ADLs) at home. A survey design was used for this descriptive study. Home healthcare professionals identified both challenges and innovations in managing the ADLs of the morbidly obese in the home.
Source: Home Healthcare Nurse, Volume 27, #1, January 2009


Title: Responding to Trauma: Your Priorities in the First Hour
Authors: Linda Laskowski-Jones, RN, APRN-BC, CCRN, CEN, MS
Abstract: In a few minutes, a patient who’s sustained serious traumatic injuries will arrive at your hospital. Are you ready to care for him? Here you’ll learn a quick, evidence-based systems to guide your initial assessments and interventions.
Source: Nursing2009 Critical Care, Volume 4, #1 January 2009

Title: Myocardial Infarction in Women: Promoting Symptoms Recognition, Early Diagnosis, and Risk Assessment
Authors: Samantha J. Zbierajewski-Eischeid, RN, MS, and Susan J. Loeb, PhD, RN
Abstract: Even with national campaigns to help increase awareness, most people don’t realize that heart disease is now the leading cause of death for women. Women experiencing an acute cardiac event often don’t recognize the symptoms or are misdiagnosed by healthcare providers because of atypical symptom presentation. This leads to a delay in treatment and less desirable outcomes. This article highlights the range of symptoms and events in women with MI and focuses on how nurses can increase the publics’ awareness of this disease in women.
Source: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, Volume 28, #1, January 2009

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