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Editorial: The Importance of Engagement
Elaine Tilka Miller, PhD RN CRRN FAHA FAAN
What sets nurses who are engaged in their work apart from those experiencing burnout? Nurses who are engaged with their work have a psychological commitment to their jobs and workplaces (Fasoli, 2010). Engagement occurs when there is a match between n...

Developing Evidence-Based Interventions to Address the Leading Causes of Workers' Compensation Among Healthcare Workers (CE)
James W. Collins, PhD MSME • Jennifer L. Bell, PhD • Raoul Grönqvist, PhD
Overexertion and slip, trip, and fall (STF) incidents are two of the leading sources of workers' compensation claims and costs in healthcare settings (Bell et al., 2008; Bureau of Labor Statistics [BLS], 2008). Working in conjunctio...

Emergencies, Disasters, and Catastrophic Events: The Role of Rehabilitation Nurses in Preparedness, Response, and Recovery
Lisa M. Brown, PhD • Edward J. Hickling, PsyD • Kathryn Frahm, PhD MSW
Rehabilitation nurses play an integral role in helping patients and communities plan for, respond to, and recover from disasters. This article provides an overview of various types of disasters, the terminology used by planners and re...

Addressing the Need for Research on Bariatric Patient Handling
Traci Galinsky, PhD • Stephen Hudock, PhD • Jessica Streit, MS
During the past 3 decades numerous studies have documented the high prevalence of patient handling-related musculoskeletal injuries among healthcare workers and evaluated ergonomic interventions using mechanized equipment for lifting ...

Assessment-Guided Therapy of Urinary Incontinence After Stroke (CE)
Isabella S. Herr-Wilbert, RN • Lorenz Imhof, PhD MScN • Margret Hund-Georgiadis, MD • Dirk Michael Wilbert, MD
Urinary incontinence (UI) frequently occurs after stroke and often remains an extensive problem for these patients and their relatives even after discharge from the hospital. Therapeutic interventions, such as behavioral training, can...

Opportunities for People with Disabilities in the Virtual World of Second Life
Stephanie Stewart, PhD RN • Terri S. Hansen, MSN RN • Timothy A. Carey, BA
The virtual world of Second Life® (SL) offers people with disabilities a chance to explore new worlds without being limited by their disabilities. Many people with disabilities use SL for information, support, and entertainment. SL i...

Break Room: What to Tell the Nurse
Deborah L. Wilson, MSN RN CRRN • Sarah Zegarowski, MSN RN CRRN
Patient safety is everyone's goal. Accomplishing compliance with a National Patient Safety Goal is especially challenging when it involves a change in patient condition. Early recognition of these changes and the response of healthcare providers are...