December 2012 - Volume 42 - Issue 12
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


LETTERS


DRUG NEWS


DRUG NEWS

Nursing2017. 42(12):8-9, December 2012.

Adalimumab approved for ulcerative colitis...statins lower risk of open-angle glaucoma...beta-blockers don't benefit patients with no recent history of MI...drug approved for relapsing MS...asthma improves with additional inhaler...melatonin supplements enhance sleep quality

ETHICAL PROBLEMS


MEDICATION ERRORS


MEDICATION ERRORS

Cohen, Michael R.

Nursing2017. 42(12):12, December 2012.

Overdose from improper insulin pen use...look-alike labels and bottle caps invite trouble...Fleet enemas for those with renal failure: don't underestimate the risk

LEGAL QUESTIONS


LEGAL QUESTIONS

Brooke, Penny Simpson

Nursing2017. 42(12):13-15, December 2012.

Disciplinary record painted over?...no longer covered by employer's insurance...patient transfer issues...changing a living will...unintended influence

STUDENT VOICES


CLINICAL ROUNDS


CONTROLLING PAIN


I.V. ROUNDS


CLINICAL QUERIES


INFOBYTES


ACTION STAT



Making repairs with endovascular surgical neuroradiology

Rank, Wendi

Nursing2017. 42(12):41-45, December 2012.

As alternatives to craniotomy, these endovascular procedures are indicated for many cases of cerebral aneurysm, brain arteriovenous malformations, and carotid stenosis. Get the latest information so you're prepared to educate and care for patients pre- and postprocedure.

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy: Nursing a broken heart

Pore, Nichole; Burley, Michael

Nursing2017. 42(12):50-54, December 2012.

Often triggered by grief or emotional distress, this condition can mimic the signs and symptoms of acute coronary syndromes. The good news is that with early detection and proper treatment, most patients recover completely.

CE Connection


Providing care for GLBTQ patients

Pettinato, Maria

Nursing2017. 42(12):22-27, December 2012.

Do you know how to assess gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered or transsexual, and questioning or queer patients? Sensitivity about a patient's sexual orientation and gender identity helps nurses provide comprehensive nursing care and encourages patients to feel comfortable seeking healthcare.

Preventing, assessing, and managing constipation in older adults

Toner, Francis; Claros, Edith

Nursing2017. 42(12):32-39, December 2012.

Did you know that up to half of all older adults experience constipation? Be ready to assess these patients, prepare them for diagnostic testing if necessary, and teach them simple but effective interventions to ward off serious complications.

PATIENT EDUCATION SERIES


SHARING


A Christmas story

Aponesto, Sol

Nursing2017. 42(12):30-31, December 2012.

Patient advocacy is the heart and soul of nursing. One December a nurse took on this special role, and memories of this have brightened all of her following Christmases.

PROFESSIONAL GROWTH


Policy and politics: Why nurses should get involved

Oestberg, Fredrik

Nursing2017. 42(12):46-49, December 2012.

By knowing how the political system works and what strategies can influence policy, any nurse can become an advocate at the local, state, or federal level. Here's what you can do.


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