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The Power of Imagination: Helping Kids with Sickle Cell Disease to Cope with Pain

By Sylvia Foley, AJN senior editor

Many people with sickle cell disease suffer from both acute and chronic pain, which can be severe. Although the exact mechanism isn’t known, the pain is believed to result when sickled erythrocytes occlude the vascular beds, causing tissue ischemia. 399 more words

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AJN's April Issue: Sickle Cell Anemia, Telehealth, Systematic Reviews, FOAMed, More

AJN‘s April issue is now available on our Web site. Here’s a selection of what not to miss, including two continuing education (CE) articles that you can access for free. 542 more words

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Sexual Assault Survivors, SANEs, and the Nonreport Option

By Sylvia Foley, AJN senior editor

Until recently, survivors of sexual assault had to make quick decisions about whether to report the assault to law enforcement. 529 more words

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Need Help Writing Systematic Reviews?

By Shawn Kennedy, AJN editor-in-chief

As I explain in this month’s editorial, we’ve seen an increase in submissions, especially literature reviews, many from students in doctoral programs and from clinicians in organizations pursuing Magnet status. 206 more words

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AJN’s March Issue: New Series on Systematic Reviews, HIV Update, C. Diff on the Rise, Sexual Assault, More

AJN’s March issue is now available on our Web site. Here’s a selection of what not to miss, including two continuing education (CE) articles that you can access for free. 474 more words

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Staffing and Long Shifts - Some Recent Coverage

By Shawn Kennedy, AJN editor-in-chief

The March issue will soon be published and be featured on the home page of our Web site, so before the February issue is relegated to the archive section, I want to highlight two articles. 489 more words

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