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West • Volume 1 Is sue 4 10 CONTENTS


6 | Upfront 8 | Letters & Posts 9 | @NURSE.com


10 | RNs take up arms to avert errors Nurses create NoNo sleeve for patients.


12 | Transforming family practice


Louisiana NP does it all, including making house calls and writing books.


14 | Nurse practitioner infographic Nurse.com survey focuses on NP practice.


16 | An effective language for communication


TeamSTEPPS program trains nursing students in interprofessional collaboration.


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20 | Meet the 2016 GEM fi nalists Nursing excellence fi nalists are announced.


24 | CE COURSE Incorporating teach back Learn how to individualize patient education.


32 | Legal scenarios 34 | Career tips 36 | Student-to-student advice 38 | End of Shift


24 ON THE COVER XXXX• July/August 2016


Celebrating nurse creators and inventors


Avoid wrong-arm errors Nurses’ invention enhances safety


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Jill Drew, RN, and Kelly Reif, RN


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Nurses are professionals who integrate the art and science of nursing in their care, always looking for new ways to educate and empower their patients and families. Because of their expertise, know-how and wisdom, many have created exceptional patient care tools,


CE COURSE Teach back in patient education


while still others have used their time and talents in fulfi lling artistic outlets. The 2016 covers salute nurses who are imaginative, resourceful entrepreneurs, whether they are inventors or artists. Throughout the U.S. and across the globe, these innovative nurses off er a unique perspective to nursing care, and their visionary eff orts have inspired others, making signifi cant diff erences in patient care and with their colleagues and the profession. Nurse. com salutes them and their powerful contributions to healthcare.


Cover and feature photo by David DeBalko


POSTMASTER: Send address changes to NURSE.com, P.O. Box 95724, Hoffman Estates, IL 60195-9641.


DISTRIBUTION: NURSE.com West is published 6 times per year by OnCourse Learning, 1721 Moon Lake Blvd. Suite 540, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169-1074.


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