June 2013 - Volume 43 - Issue 6
pp: 1-72


EDITORIAL


LETTERS


DRUG NEWS


DRUG NEWS

Nursing2017. 43(6):10, June 2013.

Changes to OTC nicotine replacement labeling…more evidence that vaccination doesn't cause autism spectrum disorders…combination therapy improves survival in patients with cryptococcal meningitis…many adverse statin-related events may be tolerable

NEW LEGAL MATTERS


ETHICAL PROBLEMS


INSPIRING CHANGE


STUDENT VOICES


CLINICAL ROUNDS


CLINICAL ROUNDS

Nursing2017. 43(6):21-23, June 2013.

More NICU nurses needed for high-risk babies…CDC calls for action to halt spread of “nightmare bacteria” …survey reveals troubling gaps in clinicians' knowledge about opioid medications…and more

CONTROLLING PAIN


INFOBYTES


CLINICAL QUERIES


MEDICATION ERRORS


Medication Errors

Cohen, Michael R.

Nursing2017. 43(6):72, June 2013.

Poor bar code placement causes scanning problems…handwritten look-alike drug names mixed up…alarm fatigue linked to patient death…decoding transdermal patches


Put a stop to bullying new nurses

Flateau-Lux, Laura R.; Gravel, Tammy

Nursing2017. 43(6):24-28, June 2013.

Also called horizontal violence, bullying involves psychological and social harassment perpetrated by nurses against other nurses. First identified over two decades ago, this troubling phenomenon persists today. Be part of the solution by taking the practical steps outlined in this article.

How is patient education linked to patient satisfaction?

Murdock, Andrea; Griffin, Barbara

Nursing2017. 43(6):43-45, June 2013.

Patients who are well informed about their condition and treatment are more likely to trust the healthcare system and be satisfied with their care. Use these patient education tools and techniques to improve patient satisfaction and increase hospital reimbursements.

Dimensional analysis: Calculate dosages the easy way

Cookson, Kristine L.

Nursing2017. 43(6):57-62, June 2013.

Learn the dimensional analysis method presented here for a logical format that can be used for any drug dosage calculation. By enhancing conceptual understanding, it improves accuracy and helps prevent medication errors.

CE Connection


Reaching for cultural competence

Smith, Linda S.

Nursing2017. 43(6):30-37, June 2013.

Besides lessening the impact of healthcare disparities, culturally competent care improves outcomes, care quality, and patient satisfaction. This article brings you up to date on current guidelines, regulations, and practice standards for providing culturally appropriate care to all your patients.

Using ABGs to optimize mechanical ventilation

Lian, Jin Xiong

Nursing2017. 43(6):46-52, June 2013.

For patients on mechanical ventilation, arterial blood gas (ABG) values speak volumes about oxygenation, acid-base balance, pulmonary function, and metabolic status. Translate ABG values into clinical benefits by reviewing this detailed analysis, then test your knowledge with three case studies.

PATIENT EDUCATION SERIES


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