February 2013 - Volume 43 - Issue 2
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


LETTERS


MEDICATION ERRORS


MEDICATION ERRORS

Cohen, Michael R.

Nursing2013. 43(2):11, February 2013.

Measure liquid oral medications metrically...insulin dosage and concentration mix-up...keep intraocular injections cool...don't draw heparin into insulin syringes

DRUG NEWS


DRUG NEWS

Nursing2013. 43(2):12-13, February 2013.

Benzodiazepines linked to increased pneumonia and mortality...ADHD medications may reduce criminal behavior in some...drug-eluting stent approved for peripheral arterial disease...are aldosterone antagonists safe for patients with heart failure?...benefits of longer tamoxifen regimens

ETHICAL PROBLEMS


LEGAL QUESTIONS


LEGAL QUESTIONS

Brooke, Penny Simpson

Nursing2013. 43(2):16-17, February 2013.

Inadvertent destruction of evidence...medication error based on faulty information...understanding scope of practice...making a late entry to documentation

INSPIRING CHANGE


CLINICAL ROUNDS


Clinical Rounds

Nursing2013. 43(2):21-23, February 2013.

Longer shifts don't improve patient care...simple tactic makes patient handoffs safer...nurses are still the “most trusted” professionals...and more

PATIENT SAFETY


CONTROLLING PAIN


CLINICAL QUERIES


INFOBYTES


ACTION STAT



Cat scratch disease

McGraw, Mark

Nursing2013. 43(2):50-54, February 2013.

Although associated with cats, this infection can be carried by many other creatures, including dogs, horses, and certain ticks and flies. Here's the lowdown on how to recognize cat scratch disease and what to teach patients about it.

SHARING


CE Connection


Stop the reflux: An update on treatment for symptomatic varicose veins

Armstrong, Kristen Elaine

Nursing2013. 43(2):26-33, February 2013.

It's not just a cosmetic problem–varicose veins can become debilitating. After reviewing the pathophysiology of this common condition, update your knowledge about assessment, conservative and invasive treatments, and patient education, which is essential for effective long-term management.

New drugs2013, part I

Hussar, Daniel A.

Nursing2013. 43(2):36-46, February 2013.

What you need to know about 12 recently marketed drugs, including the first of a new class of antiepileptic drugs for partial seizures, a drug that boosts red blood cell counts in patients on dialysis, and the first drug approved for metastatic basal cell carcinoma.

PATIENT EDUCATION SERIES


Global Insights


Vietnam Nurse Project: Teaching in Hanoi

Hill, Donna S.; Crow, Gregory

Nursing2013. 43(2):55-59, February 2013.

Read the introduction to nursing practice and education in this southeast Asian country, then learn about the ongoing Vietnam Nurses Project, an innovative educational collaboration.

PROFESSIONAL GROWTH



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