September 2013 - Volume 43 - Issue 9
pp: 1-72
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EDITORIAL

LETTERS

DRUG NEWS

DRUG NEWS

Nursing . 43(9):10-11, September 2013.

Can lithium help prevent suicide?…new indication for telavancin…FDA cracks down on online drug crime…more children being poisoned with adult medications…does postmenopausal estrogen affect cognitive function? …some statins linked to incident diabetes

ADVICE P.R.N

RESEARCH CORNER

TIME CRITICAL

INSPIRING CHANGE

CLINICAL ROUNDS

DRUG CHALLENGE

COMBATING INFECTION

INFOBYTES

CLINICAL QUERIES

MEDICATION ERRORS


Improving adherence to oral anticancer therapy

Davey, Monica P.

Nursing . 43(9):31-36, September 2013.

For various reasons, many patients who take oral chemotherapeutic drugs at home have trouble sticking to their treatment regimen. This article discusses potential barriers to adherence and offers practical suggestions for helping patients take their medications as prescribed throughout the course of treatment.

SHARING

CE Connection

Turning the tide on respiratory depression

D'Arcy, Yvonne

Nursing . 43(9):38-45, September 2013.

Using pulse oximetry and capnography together can help you detect impending oversedation, hypoventilation, and respiratory depression in postop patients receiving opioid analgesics. Make sure you can use these key assessment tools effectively and intervene appropriately to head off potential complications.

PATIENT EDUCATION SERIES