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Trending Topics for January/February 2022

If you are an ARN member or a Rehabilitation Nursing Journal (RNJ) subscriber, you should soon receive your January/February issue in the mail. Check out a preview of two great articles that will be gracing the pages of this issue or visit the journal online to read the full issue.  

Updated Competency Model for Professional Rehabilitation Nursing: Practice Applications.
This article describes the updates to the original 2014 competency model for professional rehabilitation nursing. There are revisions to the model, the addition of a new competency for Domain 1, and case studies associated with each competency in each of the four domains. These case studies provide practical applications of how the beginner, intermediate and expert nurse might address the competency. Read the article for more information >

Human Trafficking in Rehabilitation: What Nurses Need to Know
Human trafficking victims, usually women older than 18 years, may access health care seeking assistance with injuries due to the violence of the relationship with the trafficker or chronic diseases caused by abuse. This article describes the extent of the trafficking issue in the world and the U.S., barriers to identification of victims in healthcare settings, common indicators that may identify victims, and nursing interventions to support these victims. Read the article for more information >

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