August 2013 - Volume 43 - Issue 8
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


LETTERS


DRUG NEWS


DRUG NEWS

Nursing. 43(8):10, August 2013.

General anesthesia in older adults doesn't cause dementia…new testing and treatment for melanoma…ADHD treatment not linked to later substance abuse…shorter course of systemic glucocorticoid therapy effectively treats COPD

ETHICAL PROBLEMS


NEW LEGAL MATTERS


INSPIRING CHANGE


STUDENT VOICES


TIME CRITICAL


CLINICAL ROUNDS


CLINICAL ROUNDS

Nursing. 43(8):23-25, August 2013.

Owning a pet is good for your heart…delaying transfer to the ICU significantly raises mortality risk…universal MRSA decontamination cuts infection rates…and more

PATIENT SAFETY


DRUG CHALLENGE


INFOBYTES


MEDICATION ERRORS


Medication Errors

Cohen, Michael R.

Nursing. 43(8):72, August 2013.

Multidose vials without preservatives create confusion…did workplace intimidation play a role in this chain of errors?…don't use “IT” as an abbreviation for drug routes


Easing the burden on family caregivers

Brandon, Inez Lynne

Nursing. 43(8):36-42, August 2013.

Up to 30% of survivors of stroke are permanently disabled, and most of them will be cared for by their loved ones. You can help empower these caregivers by providing the education, resources, support, and interventions outlined here.

CE Connection


Caring for patients with burn injuries

Culleiton, Alicia L.; Simko, Lynn M.

Nursing. 43(8):26-34, August 2013.

Patients with severe burns require prompt and appropriate nursing care to minimize the risk of death or disability. This article reviews types of burns and discusses how to provide initial resuscitative care for a patient who can't be immediately transferred to a designated burn center or burn ICU.

Open the door for LGBTQ patients

Eliason, Michele J.; Chinn, Peggy; Dibble, Suzanne L.; More

Nursing. 43(8):44-50, August 2013.

Update your knowledge about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning issues so you won't unwittingly discriminate against these patients. Follow these guidelines to avoid outdated stereotypes and improve LGBTQ patients' access to the healthcare system.

Patient Education Series


SHARING


PROFESSIONAL GROWTH


Stepping up to be a nurse expert witness

Phillips, Emily; Stark, Sharon W.

Nursing. 43(8):55-59, August 2013.

If you're intrigued by courtroom proceedings, consider sharing your nursing knowledge as an expert witness. Read this article to discover what qualifications you need and how to get started.

Global Insights


Students promoting healthcare practices in Belize

Natale, Mary Lou De; Sabatini, Lisa M.

Nursing. 43(8):60-63, August 2013.

Participating in a nursing partnership and global immersion project, nurses and nursing students improved their cultural competence while providing health education to residents of a small Central American town.


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