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

LETTERS

STUDENT VOICES

NEW LEGAL MATTERS

ETHICAL PROBLEMS

DRUG NEWS

DRUG NEWS

Nursing . 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

PATIENT SAFETY

CLINICAL QUERIES: Global Insights

COMBATING INFECTION

CONTROLLING PAIN

INFOBYTES

MEDICATION ERRORS


Caring for patients undergoing bariatric surgery

Dunham, Marguerite

Nursing . 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.

PATIENT EDUCATION SERIES

CE Connection

Shining a light on hoarding disorder

Symonds, Anita; Janney, Regina

Nursing . 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

Nursing . 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