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Home Healthcare Nurse has again been honored by winning four prestigious editorial awards from the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors (ASHPE) for articles published in 2004. The awards recognize the "best of the best" in the healthcare publication field and are judged by their editorial content and usefulness to the reader. This is the third year in a row the journal has been honored with numerous awards, receiving three in 2002 and 2003. The authors recognized are outstanding professionals who take time to share their expertise with their colleagues through the literature. HHN is most grateful for their contributions.


GOLD, Best Case History: A New Home Health Approach to Swallowing Disorders (October 2004, Telehealth and Technology Focus Issue, Rhonda Chetney and Karol Waro, authors)

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Rhonda Chetney, MS, RN, is the director of clinical operations at Sentara Home Care Services in Chesapeake, Virginia. During her 19-year home care career, she has been involved with innovative programs, including numerous telehealth projects. Last year, Ms. Chetney won a silver ASHPE award for her article in the October 2003 issue. Ms. Chetney has been HHN 's Telehealth Department Editor for the past 3 years; she serves on the home health committee for the American Telehealth Association, and is a member of the Association of Telehealth Providers. Co-author Karol Waro is a speech language pathologist at Sentara Home Care.


BRONZE, Best How-to Article: Peripherally Inserted Central and Midline Catheters in Home Care (November 2004, Jointly Published withThe Journal of Infusion Nursing,Lisa Gorski and Lynn Czaplewski, authors)


Lisa Gorski, MS, APRN, BC, CRNI, has worked as a home care clinical nurse specialist for 20 years. She is the author of the recently published Pocket Guide to Infusion Therapy, numerous articles in professional journals, and is a member of the HHN editorial board. She has been actively involved with the Infusion Nurses Society (INS), at both the national and local level, and currently is on the INS Standards of Practice Committee. She also works as a consultant for OASIS Answers, Inc. Co-author Lynn Czaplewski works as an infusion therapy educator in an oncology outpatient office and is the current president-elect of INS.


BRONZE, Best Feature Article: Nurse, Heal Thyself (of Osteoporosis)!! (April 2004, Mary C. Narayan, author)

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Mary Curry Narayan, MSN, APRN, CTN, is a home health nursing clinical specialist and a transcultural nurse specialist. Ms. Narayan began her home care career in 1981 and has served as a clinician, supervisor, educator, quality consultant, and project coordinator. Currently, she is HHN 's developmental editor, an adjunct faculty member at George Mason University's Community Nursing Department (Fairfax, VA), and a senior consultant with Visiting Nurse Service Network (Chantilly, VA). She is a member of the Hospice, Palliative Care, and Home Care Speakers Bureau and the author of Delmar's Home Care Patient Education Manual, a resource of low-literacy patient education handouts with Spanish translations.


BRONZE, Regular Column, Contributed: Medication News (Patricia J. Neafsey, editor)


Patricia Neafsey, RD, PhD, is a pharmacologist, registered dietitian, and professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Connecticut. Her research interest is identifying and reducing adverse self-medication practices in older adults. With funding from the Donaghue Medical Foundation, she and collaborators designed and tested an interactive learning software program to enable older adults to avoid drug interactions. Dr. Neafsey has been an Editorial Board member and editor of the monthly Medication News column in HHN for the past 2 years.

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