October 2017 - Volume 47 - Issue 10
pp: 6-5

EDITORIAL


LETTERS


DRUG NEWS


Drug News

Nursing2017. 47(10):9-10, October 2017.

Switching antidepressants isn't ideal...new drug approved for acute lymphoblastic leukemia...more effective patient education needed for childhood vaccinations...hold the steroids for respiratory tract infections

LEGAL MATTERS


NEW ETHICS IN ACTION


INSPIRING CHANGE


LEARNING CURVE: Series: Cultural competence


CLINICAL ROUNDS


Clinical Rounds

Nursing2017. 47(10):21-23, October 2017.

Many infants still not placed “back to sleep”...patients using only alternative therapy for cancer treatment more likely to die...conscious patients help guide brain surgery...and more

RESEARCH CORNER


What is the relationship between ED patient anxiety level and patient sureness of medication history?

Shapiro, Marcia; Speroni, Karen Gabel; Edsall, D. Renee; More

Nursing2017. 47(10):58-64, October 2017.

How patients' anxiety levels affect the accuracy of medication reconciliation

NEW URGENT CARE


CONTROLLING PAIN


CLINICAL QUERIES


MEDICATION ERRORS



Spotlight on Cerebellar Dysfunction in adults

Vacca, Vincent M. Jr.

Nursing2017. 47(10):46-51, October 2017.

Review current understanding of cerebellar function, then follow these guidelines for assessing ataxia and other telltale signs and symptoms of cerebellar dysfunction related to common neurologic disorders such as stroke.

Acute hypervolemic hyponatremia: A case report

Thomas, Sarah Beth

Nursing2017. 47(10):53-57, October 2017.

Following a patient history, this article focuses on volume status in acute hyponatremia, particularly the subordinate classifications of isotonic, hypertonic, and hypotonic hyponatremia.

CE Connection


Talking to cancer survivors about dyspareunia and self-management

Chism, Lisa Astalos; Magnan, Morris A.

Nursing2017. 47(10):24-29, October 2017.

Nurses can help female cancer survivors by opening sensitive discussions with them about their sexuality and then addressing their concerns about painful vaginal penetration. Using the assessment tool presented here can help you individualize nursing interventions to improve each patient's quality of life.

Panniculectomy: Perioperative nursing considerations

Nahabedian, Maurice Y.; Nahabedian, Anissa G.

Nursing2017. 47(10):32-38, October 2017.

Although bariatric surgery often corrects obesity, it can leave patients with an overhanging apron of tissue, or abdominal pannus. Besides causing health problems, it can diminish patients' quality of life. Update your knowledge about caring for patients before, during, and after surgery to remove a large pannus.

NEW HORIZONS


Brush up your professional nursing résumé

Jilk, Erin M.; Crawford, Cecelia L.; Kawar, Lina Najib; More

Nursing2017. 47(10):41-45, October 2017.

A résumé can be a passport to an entry-level nursing position, a promotion, or an advanced nursing position. Here's how to make yours stand out.



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