American International Journal of Nursing Education and Practice 2022-04-29T07:34:24+00:00 Managing Editor Open Journal Systems <p><strong>Aims and Scope</strong></p> <p>American International Journal of Nursing Education and Practice is an international, double-blind peer-reviewed journal for Education and Linguistics academics. The subject areas include, but are not limited to the following fields:</p> <ul> <li>Occupational &amp; Environmental Health</li> <li>Health Assessment and Measurement</li> <li>Health Assessment and Measurement: Pediatric Variations</li> <li>Teaching Strategies in Nursing</li> <li>Health Promotion &amp; Disease Prevention</li> <li>Diagnosis, Symptom, and Illness</li> <li>Human and Family Development through the Lifespan</li> <li>Health &amp; Homelessness</li> <li>Dying &amp; Death</li> <li>Family Violence</li> <li>Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Health Care</li> <li>Leadership and Management in Health Care</li> <li>Health Systems Management</li> <li>Diagnosis, Care, and Management of Persons with HIV/AIDS</li> <li>Breastfeeding: Practice and Research</li> <li>Schools and Health</li> <li>Community Perspectives on the Childbearing Process</li> <li>Fundamentals of Forensic Nursing</li> <li>Spanish for Health Professionals</li> <li>Health Emergencies in Large Populations</li> <li>Clinical Simulations and Other Technologies in Healthcare Education</li> <li>Curriculum Theory &amp; Design</li> <li>Acute Care of Adult Patients</li> <li>Diagnosis and Management of Infectious Diseases</li> <li>Nursing Evaluation</li> <li>Philosophical Perspectives in Health</li> <li>Advanced Research Design</li> <li>Theory &amp; Concepts of Health Behavior and Health Promotion</li> <li>Symptom Evaluation and Management</li> <li>Scientific Perspectives in Nursing</li> <li>Nursing Health Policy</li> <li>Measurement in Health Care Research</li> <li>The Evolving Roles of the Nurse Educator</li> <li>International Health Systems and Research</li> <li>Nursing Inquiry for Evidence-Based Practice</li> <li>Organizational and Systems Leadership for Quality Care</li> <li>Clinical Data Management</li> <li>Human Factors in Health Information Technology</li> <li>Injury Pathology</li> <li>Forensic Nursing's Role in Mass Casualty</li> <li>Disaster Response</li> <li>Theory and Practice of Public Health Nursing</li> <li>Health Assessment</li> <li>Principles and Applications of Nursing Technology</li> <li>Nursing Care for Older Adults across the Continuum</li> <li>Professional Role Development in Nursing</li> <li>Patient-Centered Care</li> <li>Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing</li> <li>Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Practicum</li> <li>Principles of Pathophysiology</li> <li>Principles of Pharmacology</li> <li>Nursing for Adult Health</li> <li>Nursing for Adult Health I Practicum</li> <li>Nursing for Child Health</li> <li>Nursing for Child Health Practicum</li> <li>The Research Process in Nursing</li> <li>Information Technology in Nursing</li> <li>Public Health Nursing Public Health Nursing Practicum</li> <li>Transitions into Professional Practice</li> <li>Nursing the Childbearing Family</li> <li>Nursing the Childbearing Family Practicum</li> <li>Breastfeeding: Practice and Research</li> <li>Politics and Policy for the Health Care Professional</li> <li>Community Outreach to Underserved Communities in Urban Baltimore</li> <li>Fundamentals of Forensic Nursing</li> <li>Intermediate Spanish for Health Professionals</li> <li>Beginning Spanish for Health Professionals</li> <li>A Multidisciplinary Approach to Adolescent Depression</li> <li>The Science and Practice of Nursing the Neonate</li> <li>Advanced Beginner Spanish for Health Professionals</li> <li>Advanced Spanish Topics for Health Personnel</li> <li>Faith and Health</li> <li>Community Perspectives on the Childbearing Process</li> <li>Dying and Death</li> <li>Family Violence</li> <li>Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Health Care</li> <li>Nursing Research EBP</li> <li>Nursing Research Seminar</li> <li>Philosophical, Theoretical, and Ethical Basis for Nursing</li> <li>Physiological/Pathophysiological Basis for Advanced</li> <li>Practice Nursing</li> <li>Statistical Literacy and Reasoning in Nursing Research</li> <li>Clinical Pharmacology</li> <li>Advanced Topics in Occupational Nursing</li> <li>Clinical Judgment in Acute Care Nursing</li> <li>Linking Primary Care to Public Health Principles etc.</li> </ul> <p><em><strong>It is important to mention that all the works are showed without any kind of payment. 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The review process may take 5-6 weeks.</li> <li><strong>DOIs at the Article Level: </strong>Each paper published in American International Journal of Nursing Education and Practice is assigned a <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">DOI</a> number, <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Click HERE</a> to know what is DOI (Digital Object Identifier).</li> <li><strong>High Visibility</strong><strong>: </strong>American International Journal of Nursing Education and Practice is indexed by Google Scholar.</li> <li>American Center of Science and Education takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure adding high-quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. American Center of Science and Education takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero-tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use <span style="float: none;">Turnitin</span> to check submissions against previous publications. American Center of Science and Education works with <a style="box-sizing: border-box; background-color: transparent; color: #0f5a9c; cursor: pointer;" title="" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Publons</a> to provide reviewers with credit for their work.</li> </ul> </div> </div> DISSEMINATING TEXTILE SLUDGE INDUCED HEAVY METAL CONTAMINATION AND ASSOCIATED HEALTH RISKS IN CONTEXT OF DHAKA, BANGLADESH 2022-04-11T18:49:59+00:00 Md. Iftakharul Muhib Md. Humaun Kabir <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>This study investigates the present scenario of heavy metal contamination in textile sludge along with their associated health problems, their removal efficiencies, alternative usage, and challenges to handling them in the perspective of Bangladesh. Textile sludge is considered to be the biggest source of hazardous elements and has the potential characteristics to create different diseases in human beings including cancer. Since the sludge is associated with a high load of heavy metals, it poses threat to both environment and human health if they remain untreated in an open environment. The methodology of this study focuses on a systematic review of data related to sludge-induced heavy metal contamination around Dhaka city. Results showed that Cr, Ni, Cu, As, Pb, and Cd were found to be dominant elements in the sludge that may pose serious threats to human health. This study also pointed out some treatment methods to remove heavy metals from textile sludge load, but however, still, there is a long way to implement them on a large scale with reduced economic, health, and environmental costs. This study concludes that further analysis is needed to remove heavy metals and encourages the emerging application of textile sludge for sustainable development in the health economic sector of the country.</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>JEL Classification Codes: </strong>L67, L61, P36, D81.</p> 2021-12-31T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Md. Iftakharul Muhib , Md. Humaun Kabir DISSEMINATING THE BIOMEDICAL WASTE GENERATION SCENARIO DURING COVID-19: AN OVERVIEW FROM THE LOWER MIDDLE INCOME COUNTRY BANGLADESH 2022-04-13T18:13:06+00:00 Md. Iftakharul Muhib Rifat Akter Md. Humaun Kabir Md. Shamim Rayhan Md. Shawkut Ali Khan <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>This study investigates the present COVID-19-related medical waste generation scenario and suggests a way forward from the perspective of lower-middle-income countries like Bangladesh. Bangladesh is a densely populated vulnerable country in the perspective of the COVID-19 induced biomedical waste management field. The pandemic COVID-19 has already created enormous instability in healthcare waste handling and subsequent recycling around the world. The medical waste management sector in Bangladesh is struggling and COVID-19 makes the situation even more complicated. A rigorous time-series calculation was done to determine the facemask and medical waste load during COVID-19 in Bangladesh from March 8, 2020, to September 13, 2021 period. Results showed that about 1,58,10,400 pieces of facemask are disposed of alone in different urban areas which is equivalent to 517 tons of solid waste while extra 5,203 tons of biomedical waste is added every day to regular waste streams during this pandemic. The findings of this study suggest that these extra tons of hazardous waste threaten the aquaculture of the country and promote the risk of contagious diseases to the waste workers especially women and as well as at the community level. The findings also reveal that this pandemic has already created a hindrance to achieving the country’s SDGs by 2020. </em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>JEL Classification Codes: </strong>L65, Q53.</p> 2021-12-31T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Md. Iftakharul Muhib , Rifat Akter, Md. Humaun Kabir , Md. Shamim Rayhan , Md. Shawkut Ali Khan MICROPLASTIC POLLUTION FROM PLASTIC DRINKING BOTTLE, FOOD CONTAINER AND TAP WATER: EMERGING HEALTH CONCERN IN CONTEXT OF BANGLADESH 2022-04-29T06:33:05+00:00 Md. Iftakharul Muhib <p><em>This Concept paper focuses on the importance of evaluating microplsatic contamination in different consumption sources in perspective of Bangladesh. Microplastic pollution is one of the emerging topic of pollution and health concern in Bangladesh alike rest of the world. Bangladesh is a densely populated country where usage of plastic materials is significantly high. Usage of single used plastic drinking bottle, plastic food box and plastic piping materials for water supply are very popular in the country and the most of the time these plastic containers are used by consumers for several months to years to years and even decades for water supply pipes. The long time repeated usage of plastic materials subsequently cause the microplsatic leaching and pose adverse health effects to the consumers. However, a very little effort has been done so far in perspective of Bangladesh to assess the microplsatic generation scenario and its negative consequences which is necessary to encounter this mounting threat effectively.</em></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;JEL Classification Codes: </strong>Q53. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </p> 2021-12-31T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Md. Iftakharul Muhib SHOULD OPTIMUM pH RANGE FOR DIFFERENT SURFACE WATER BECOME FLUCTUATE WITH USAGE AND CONDITION IN PERSPECTIVE OF AQUATIC ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN HEALTH EFFECTS? 2022-04-29T07:02:52+00:00 Md. Iftakharul Muhib Md. Humaun Kabir <p><em>This short communication paper seeks attentions to rethink about the optimum pH range that can create anomalies in aquatic environment and human health. Optimizing pH value is one of the most important task in ranging the physico-chemical parameters especially for surface water quality. Aquatic system of a water body is profoundly dependent on pH range. Presence of free dissolved CO<sub>2</sub> which is a vital element for aquatic plants survival that is mostly dependent on water pH range value. In addition, pH range of an aquatic body can influence the O<sub>2</sub> availability, water body productivity, stress on fish health and ammonical as well as the metallic toxicity on human health. This short communication suggests that considering a universal optimum pH range for a water body e.g. 6.5-8.5 would not be wise rather this pH optimum range should be considered on the basis of site and water usage variations.</em></p> <p><strong>JEL Classification Codes: </strong>Q53, I12.</p> 2021-12-31T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Md. Iftakharul Muhib , Md. Humaun Kabir FACEMASK: A SUBTLE TOPIC OF MICROPLASTIC INDUCED HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERN IN BANGLADESH DURING COVID-19 2022-04-29T07:34:24+00:00 Md. Iftakharul Muhib Rifat Akter <p><em>This editorial focuses on the imperceptible side effects of widespread use of facemask especially during COVID-19 pandemic in context of Bangladesh. Both single used facemask and reusable fabricated facemasks are creating extra load on regular waste streams and accelerating the chance of microplastic leaching in various ways. In Bangladesh, a significant amount of fabricated and non-fabricated facemasks is using everyday alike the other countries of the world. This aggravated usage of facemasks tends to create microplsatic pollution that pose potential threat to both environment and human health. However, no significant studies have been done yet that focused on the imperceptible side effects of facemasks wearing by huge population of the country like Bangladesh. It is high time to bring this subtle effects to lime light and seek attention of the researchers to make scientific solution in a sustainable way</em>.</p> <p><strong>JEL Classification Codes: </strong>Q53, I12.</p> 2021-12-31T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Md. Iftakharul Muhib , Rifat Akter