Highlights from the March/April Issue of RNJ

If you are an ARN member or a Rehabilitation Nursing Journal (RNJ) subscriber, you should have received your March/April 2020 issue in the mail. Check out a preview of three great articles that will be gracing the pages of this issue, or visit the journal online to read the full issue. 

​Psychosexual adjustment of spinal man and the multidisciplinary approach to patient care

This year, as the Rehabilitation Nursing Journal (RNJ) celebrates 45 years, we'll be featuring articles from past issues. Check out the first in the series, Psychosexual adjustment of spinal man and the multidisciplinary approach to patient care

Implementation of an evidence-based, nurse-driven sepsis protocol to reduce acute care transfer readmissions in the inpatient rehabilitation facility setting
As nurses celebrate the Year of the Nurse and Midwife, what better article to publish than one about implementing a nurse-driven protocol? Jacobs identifies a problem in practice, transfers to acute care from the IRF due to sepsis, and systematically develops a protocol to reduce those readmissions and improve clinical outcomes. Read Implementation of an evidence-based, nurse-driven sepsis protocol to reduce acute care transfer readmissions in the inpatient rehabilitation facility setting

The effectiveness of olive oil in controlling morning inflammatory pain of phalanges and knees among women with rheumatoid arthritis: A randomized clinical trial 
Can the use of an everyday cooking product affect pain levels? Hekmatpou and colleagues describe their complementary therapy of using an olive oil massage to control the morning inflammatory pain in the phalanges and knees of women with rheumatoid arthritis. Read The effectiveness of olive oil in controlling morning inflammatory pain of phalanges and knees among women with rheumatoid arthritis: A randomized clinical trial.

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