January 2017 - Volume 47 - Issue 1
pp: 6-72
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EDITORIAL

LETTERS

DRUG NEWS

Drug News

Nursing . 47(1):9-10, January 2017.

DEA mandates reduced opioid production...FDA revises testosterone product labels...inhaled levodopa helps reduce “off” periods in patients with Parkinson disease...adherence to drug therapy strongly affects outcomes after cardiac procedures...dextrose gel may prevent neonatal hypoglycemia

ADVICE P.R.N

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

COMBATING INFECTION

LEARNING CURVE

CLINICAL ROUNDS

PATIENT SAFETY

RESEARCH CORNER

CONTROLLING PAIN

CLINICAL QUERIES

INFOBYTES

DRUG CHALLENGE

MEDICATION ERRORS


Escape the vape: Health hazards of the latest nicotine craze

Huey, Sally; Granitto, Margaret

Nursing . 47(1):46-51, January 2017.

Young people who experiment with e-cigarettes may become addicted to nicotine in adulthood. But some see these products as a helpful tool for tobacco users who wish to stop smoking. This article presents the latest evidence about these controversial products and reviews current federal regulations governing their sale and marketing.

CE Connection

Improving health literacy in patients with diabetes

Watts, Sharon A.; Stevenson, Carl; Adams, Margaret

Nursing . 47(1):24-31, January 2017.

Health literacy means how well someone can obtain, communicate, process, and understand basic health information to make appropriate health decisions. It's a stronger predictor of health status than income or education level. Brush up on how to assess and improve health literacy to help patients with diabetes stay healthy.

The mystery of vulvodynia: Can it be solved?

Harrison, Helen E.

Nursing . 47(1):34-38, January 2017.

This pain syndrome, characterized by persistent vulvar pain without an identifiable cause, can significantly impact a woman's health and her intimate relationships. By being aware of the signs and symptoms, as well as the physical and psychological effects, nurses can help patients get the treatment and education they need to manage this difficult disorder.

SHARING