April 2013 - Volume 43 - Issue 4
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


LETTERS


ETHICAL PROBLEMS


DRUG NEWS


DRUG NEWS

Nursing. 43(4):11, April 2013.

ADHD medications sending more adults to the ED…what causes loss of impulse control in patients with Parkinson disease? …three new treatments approved for type 2 diabetes…2013 immunization guidelines introduced

LEGAL QUESTIONS


NEW TIME CRITICAL


RESEARCH CORNER


CLINICAL ROUNDS


CLINICAL ROUNDS

Nursing. 43(4):25-27, April 2013.

Study links better nurse staffing to lower readmission rates…new stroke guidelines…forgoing rescue breathing in bystander CPR improves survival…and more

PATIENT SAFETY


CLINICAL QUERIES


STUDENT VOICES


MEDICATION ERRORS


MEDICATION ERRORS

Cohen, Michael R.

Nursing. 43(4):72, April 2013.

Acetaminophen dose not right for kids…spell out drug names…similar packaging, different concentrations…OTC drops and sprays may be hazardous if ingested


Preventing contrast media-induced nephrotoxicity

Rank, Wendi

Nursing. 43(4):48-51, April 2013.

Find out how intravascular contrast media affect the kidneys and take the steps outlined here to protect renal function. With careful history taking and education, you can help patients avoid complications.

Understanding the role of patent foramen ovale in stroke

Smith, Carolyn E.

Nursing. 43(4):52-55, April 2013.

This atrial septal defect is found in patients of all ages—many of them asymptomatic and unaware of their increased risk for stroke. Follow these guidelines to assess patients and educate them about diagnostic testing and treatment.

CE Connection


On alert for autism spectrum disorders

Peterson, Kathleen; Barbel, Paula

Nursing. 43(4):28-34, April 2013.

The CDC reports a 78% increase in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnoses since 2007. What's behind this startling statistic? This article discusses what we do and don't know about ASD and how you can help identify children at risk to ensure early intervention.

Wrist fractures in adults: Getting a grip

Walsh, Colleen R.

Nursing. 43(4):38-45, April 2013.

Older adults are especially vulnerable to wrist fracture. Be prepared to care for patients with these injuries by reviewing a typical case history, brushing up on the many types of wrist fractures, and updating your knowledge about surgical repair and other treatments.

SHARING


Reminiscence therapy: Finding meaning in memories

Klever, Sandy

Nursing. 43(4):36-37, April 2013.

When approaching death, many people want to put their lives in perspective. By encouraging patients to talk about their past, you can improve their self-esteem and help them achieve a sense of fulfillment.

PROFESSIONAL GROWTH


When it hurts to care: Workplace violence in healthcare

Strickler, Jeff

Nursing. 43(4):58-62, April 2013.

Allowing nurses and other healthcare workers to be victims of violence isn't acceptable. Read this article to make sure your facility is following best practices to protect staff from violence on the job.