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


EDITORIAL


LETTERS


DRUG NEWS


DRUG NEWS

Nursing2013. 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


Medication Errors

Cohen, Michael R.

Nursing2013. 43(9):72, September 2013.

Misleading heparin label…new oral formulation of niMODipine reduces the risk of wrong-route mistakes…bar code bypass leads nurses to mix up nalbuphine and naloxone


Improving adherence to oral anticancer therapy

Davey, Monica P.

Nursing2013. 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.

Don't be embarrassed: Taking a sexual health history

Pessagno, Richard A.

Nursing2013. 43(9):60-64, September 2013.

Sexual health can be affected by illness, medications, and surgeries. Becoming familiar with the foundations of a complete sexual health history presented here can help you perform more meaningful assessments and feel comfortable broaching sensitive subjects with your patients.

SHARING


Opening up about postpartum depression

English, Jill

Nursing2013. 43(9):28-29, September 2013.

Recounting her own experience with postpartum depression, a nurse shares insights and lessons learned about this troubling disorder.

CE Connection


Turning the tide on respiratory depression

D'Arcy, Yvonne

Nursing2013. 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.

Hidden dangers: Non-Lyme tick-borne diseases

Simon, R. Bryan

Nursing2013. 43(9):48-54, September 2013.

Lyme disease often hogs the spotlight, but many other tick-borne illnesses can be more harmful—and in some cases, fatal. Update your knowledge about seven infections transmitted by ticks, including distinguishing signs and symptoms, and teach patients how to minimize risks.

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