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


EDITORIAL


LETTERS


DRUG NEWS


DRUG NEWS

Nursing2013. 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


Medication Errors

Cohen, Michael R.

Nursing2013. 43(1):12, January 2013.

Drug label missing critical information…burn injury from topical analgesic…FentaNYL overdose risk…don't send unused medication home with the patient

TRANSITIONS


INSPIRING CHANGE


CLINICAL ROUNDS


Clinical Rounds

Nursing2013. 43(1):21-23, January 2013.

Nurses' perceptions about quality of care are right on…simple nursing intervention tames MRSA…fecal transplantation highly effective for patients with C. difficile infections…and more

PATIENT SAFETY


WOUND & SKIN CARE


CLINICAL QUERIES


ACTION STAT



Tackling long-term consequences of concussion

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

Nursing2013. 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.

Nursing2013. 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

Nursing2013. 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

Nursing2013. 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.

SHARING