October 2013 - Volume 43 - Issue 10
pp: 6-3

EDITORIAL


LETTERS


STUDENT VOICES


NEW LEGAL MATTERS


ETHICAL PROBLEMS


DRUG NEWS


DRUG NEWS

Nursing2013. 43(10):13, October 2013.

FDA warns of adverse reactions to mefloquine...some decongestants linked to birth defects...topical analgesic solution cuts pain in children...oral ketoconazole sparks FDA warning...combination therapy highly effective for gonorrhea

INSPIRING CHANGE


CLINICAL ROUNDS


Clinical Rounds

Nursing2013. 43(10):17-19, October 2013.

Using a checklist cuts errors in the OR nearly in half...“iKnife” distinguishes between malignant and healthy tissue...transplanting oversized donor lungs improves survival...and more

PATIENT SAFETY


CLINICAL QUERIES: Global Insights


COMBATING INFECTION


CONTROLLING PAIN


INFOBYTES


MEDICATION ERRORS


Medication Errors

Cohen, Michael R.

Nursing2013. 43(10):72, October 2013.

Don't confuse new OTC Fastin with generic phentermine products...dispensing drug samples can put children at risk...ophthalmic solutions' colored caps can lead to mix-ups


Caring for patients undergoing bariatric surgery

Dunham, Marguerite

Nursing2013. 43(10):44-50, October 2013.

Bariatric surgery, often the best option for substantial long-term weight loss, can also reduce or resolve comorbid disorders such as type 2 diabetes mellitus and dyslipidemia. Explore the complex issues surrounding obesity here, then refresh your knowledge about nursing care for the various types of bariatric surgery.

Human trafficking: Crime in our own backyard

McNulty, Melissa S.

Nursing2013. 43(10):52-56, October 2013.

Nearly half the money generated by this crime comes from the United States. Find out how to screen for victims hidden in plain sight and take action to help them.

PATIENT EDUCATION SERIES


CE Connection


Shining a light on hoarding disorder

Symonds, Anita; Janney, Regina

Nursing2013. 43(10):22-28, October 2013.

Although newly classified as a diagnostic disorder, hoarding remains poorly understood and difficult to treat. Find out how to recognize patients who hoard, what treatments are available, and how nurses can intervene to help patients and their families gain control over hoarding behavior.

Understanding diabetic foot ulcers

Woo, Kevin Y.; Santos, Vera; Gamba, Mônica

Nursing2013. 43(10):36-42, October 2013.

In patients with diabetes, 80% of nontraumatic foot amputations are preceded by foot ulcers. Review assessment techniques and treatment options for patients with diabetic foot ulcers to facilitate healing, minimize complications, and prevent amputation.

SHARING


PROFESSIONAL GROWTH


Help your patients access government health information

Smith, Lori L.

Nursing2013. 43(10):32-34, October 2013.

Learn how nurses can help patients find reliable government information so they can educate themselves about their healthcare issues—and save nursing time in the process.



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