January 2013 - Volume 43 - Issue 1
pp: 1-72
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EDITORIAL

LETTERS

DRUG NEWS

DRUG NEWS

Nursing . 43(1):9, January 2013.

Similar results for oral versus parenteral regimen for urinary incontinence…new drug approved for rheumatoid arthritis…two treatments compared for type 2 diabetes…varenicline doesn't raise cardiovascular risk

ADVICE P.R.N

MEDICATION ERRORS

TRANSITIONS

INSPIRING CHANGE

CLINICAL ROUNDS

PATIENT SAFETY

WOUND & SKIN CARE

CLINICAL QUERIES

ACTION STAT


Tackling long-term consequences of concussion

Norton, Colleen; Feltz, Shara J.; Brocker, Angela; More

Nursing . 43(1):50-55, January 2013.

Are you up-to-date on emerging data about the long-term consequences of concussion? Research shows that youth athletes are especially vulnerable to lasting brain damage from repeated concussions. Be prepared to assess and care for patients with a potential concussion, teach patients, families, and coaches how to recognize the often-subtle signs and symptoms, and help to minimize risks to children and adolescents.

Living donor renal transplant: A gift of life

Ficorelli, Carmel T.; Edelman, MaryAnn; Weeks, Bridget H.

Nursing . 43(1):58-62, January 2013.

For patients with chronic kidney disease facing long-term dialysis, a kidney transplant from a living donor may be the best option for achieving a better quality of life and improving life expectancy. Explore the health and ethical issues involved for both the donor and recipient of this gift of life.

CE Connection

Improving outcomes with therapeutic hypothermia

Bucher, Linda; Buruschkin, Rolma; Kenyon, Dina M.; More

Nursing . 43(1):30-36, January 2013.

Update your knowledge about this super-cool therapy that protects the brain and preserves long-term neurologic functioning in selected patients. These guidelines will help prepare you to care for these patients during every phase of treatment.

Blood management: Best-practice transfusion strategies

Tolich, Deborah J.; Blackmur, Sheila; Stahorsky, Ken; More

Nursing . 43(1):40-47, January 2013.

Adopting blood management practices can lower both the risks and costs associated with unnecessary blood transfusions. Learn about patient-centered strategies and techniques that improve patient outcomes by reducing, eliminating, or optimizing the use of blood transfusions to treat anemia.

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