Inguinal hernia: A battle of the bulge

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.

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Medicinal cannabis: A primer for nurses

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.

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Mammalian meat allergy: Unexpected danger

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.

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Nurse-to-patient etiquette: It's more than good manners

Basic guidelines for nurses are illustrated here with real-world vignettes that demonstrate the artful application of nurse-to-patient etiquette—as well as some unfortunate lapses. Guard against similar lapses in your own interactions with patients.

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Lessons from a Visionary Leader: Inspirational Thoughts by Richard Hader, PhD, NE-BC, RN, CHE, CPHQ, FAAN

When Richard Hader first entered the offices of Lippincott Williams & Wilkins to interview for the Editor-in-Chief position of Nursing Management journal, we knew right away we were gifted with a shining star in healthcare leadership.

Courage was a prominent theme in Rich's editorials--choosing courage over complacency, whether it's the courage to be creative, take risks, or sometimes even to say "no." It's our hope that these words offer you newfound courage and inspiration to reach even greater levels of leadership within your healthcare organizations.

A compilation of the best-loved excerpts from nearly a decade of monthly editorials that Richard wrote for Nursing Management as Editor-in-Chief, Lessons from a Visionary Leader is a must-have for all nurses. Treat yourself or a colleague to this inspirational book today!

Available in print copy or eBook on Nursing Center, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon.