August 2017 - Volume 47 - Issue 8
pp: 6-5

EDITORIAL


SALARY SURVEY


DRUG NEWS


Drug News

Nursing . 47(8):11-12, August 2017.

First drug approved for giant cell arteritis...women may pay more than men for minoxidil...patients with HIV now sticking with drug therapy longer...inconsistent anticoagulant dosing patterns studied

NEW ETHICS IN ACTION


INFUSION THERAPY


LEARNING CURVE


CLINICAL ROUNDS


CLINICAL QUERIES


COMBATING INFECTION


PATIENT SAFETY


WOUND & SKIN CARE


DRUG CHALLENGE


INFOBYTES


MEDICATION ERRORS



Mammalian meat allergy: Unexpected danger

Strickler, Jeff

Nursing . 47(8):48-51, August 2017.

Signs and symptoms occurring 2 to 10 hours after meat ingestion—“middle of the night” anaphylaxis—are the hallmark of mammalian meat allergy, which can develop after exposure to a Lone Star tick bite. Find out about this unusual allergy, then take steps to recognize affected patients and teach them important safety tips.

CE Connection


Inguinal hernia: A battle of the bulge

Vacca, Vincent M. Jr.

Nursing . 47(8):28-35, August 2017.

For men, the lifetime risk of inguinal hernia (IH) is more than one in four. Although some patients have no symptoms, a few experience serious and potentially fatal complications such as bowel incarceration and strangulation. Updating your knowledge about assessment, treatment options, and nursing considerations for patients with IH will help you provide optimum care.

Medicinal cannabis: A primer for nurses

Pettinato, Maria

Nursing . 47(8):40-46, August 2017.

Over half of all states have legalized at least some forms of medicinal cannabis. Even in states where using medicinal cannabis isn't yet legal, patients may have questions about its use and efficacy. Keep an open mind about the advantages for patients using this innovative therapy as you explore its benefits and drawbacks.

NEW HORIZONS




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