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July 23, 2016
 
Transgender Patients: Considerations for Care
Transgender Patients
Nurses are increasingly likely to encounter transgender patients. Do you have the necessary awareness and understanding of the transgender population to provide appropriate, culturally-sensitive care? 
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CONTINUING NURSING EDUCATION
 
Free Course: The Nurse's Role in Active Shooter and Mass Casualty Incidents
The Nurse’s Role in Active Shooter and Mass Casualty Incidents
Nurses have a duty of be prepared to handle a terrorist incident. This course aims to educate nurses on the preparation and responses required for terrorism events, including active shooters, and mass casualty incidents.
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HEADLINES IN HEALTH
 
Delirium: Identification, Prevention and Treatment
Delirium: Identification, Prevention and Treatment
Delirium is a common condition among hospitalized patients, but is preventable and is usually treatable. Nurses play a vital role in preventing and identifying delirium, and advocating for patient treatment of delirium.
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CLINICAL INSIGHT
 
Patient Engagement Is Everyone's Responsibility
Patient Engagement Is Everyone’s Responsibility
Engaging a patient's ability or willingness to participate in their medical care is shown to increase positive outcomes. Learn best practices and tips from AHRQ's Guide to Patient and Family Engagement.
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JULY HIGHLIGHTS
National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
The National Alliance on Mental Illness encourages organizations and individuals to help raise awareness of mental illness, treatment and research in diverse communities.

Refresh your knowledge of mental health issues by taking these courses on RN.com: Caring for Patients with Mental Health Disorders and PTSD: Caring for Patients and Their Families
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Nursing Q&A:
Test Your Knowledge
Can you answer this post-test question from our CE course, "The Nurse’s Role in Active Shooter and Mass Casualty Incidents"?

Which of the following statements describes nursing competencies for mass casualty incidents? A.) Nurses should be prepared as first responders B.) The potential roles of professional nurses in a mass casualty incident may vary extensively C.) Competencies are subjective in nature  

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The correct answer is: B - The potential roles of professional nurses in a mass casualty incident may vary extensively