March 2017 - Volume 47 - Issue 3
pp: 6-72
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EDITORIAL

DRUG NEWS

Drug News

Nursing . 47(3):10-11, March 2017.

Penicillin allergy testing reduces the use of alternative drugs...regular aspirin use halves pancreatic cancer risk...new Ebola vaccine fully effective in clinical trial...apply sunscreen, even in the shade...opioid overdose deaths continue to rise

TRANSITIONS: Issues in palliative and end-of-life care

ADVICE P.R.N

LEARNING CURVE

STUDENT VOICES

CLINICAL ROUNDS

PATIENT SAFETY

COMBATING INFECTION

INFUSION THERAPY

WOUND & SKIN CARE

INFOBYTES

DRUG CHALLENGE

MEDICATION ERRORS

Medication Errors

Cohen, Michael R.

Nursing . 47(3):72, March 2017.

Too-sticky label disguises tampering and drug diversion...blister packaging can help protect kids from accidental poisonings...don't let patients confuse Claritin and ClariSpray...mini-bag volumes of 0.9% sodium chloride solutions aren't clearly labeled


CE Connection

Acute iliofemoral DVT in the presence of May-Thurner syndrome

Adams, Susan K.; Sinyangwe, Inga

Nursing . 47(3):32-38, March 2017.

May-Thurner syndrome (MTS) occurs when the left common iliac vein is compressed against the lumbar vertebrae by the overlying right common iliac artery. MTS predisposes patients to deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Review why MTS is often misdiagnosed, what therapies are available to treat it, and how nurses can intervene to prevent disabling and potentially fatal complications.

SHARING

NEW HORIZONS

Poster creation: Guidelines and tips for success

Kohtz, Cindy; Hymer, Carrie; Humbles-Pegues, Patricia

Nursing . 47(3):43-46, March 2017.

Creating an effective poster about a research or quality improvement project calls for concisely synthesizing content as well as designing an attractive display. Follow this detailed guide, then prepare to share your hard work and insights with others.