November 2013 - Volume 43 - Issue 11
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


LETTERS


DRUG NEWS


DRUG NEWS

Nursing. 43(11):9, November 2013.

More drugs safe for use during breastfeeding...new drug reduces erythema in rosacea...prescription drug abuse opens door to heroin use...using microfoam to improve varicose vein symptoms

RESEARCH CORNER


TIME CRITICAL


ADVICE P.R.N


TRANSITIONS


CLINICAL ROUNDS


Clinical Rounds

Nursing. 43(11):21-23, November 2013.

Patients don't know as much as they think they know about discharge...most women who die from breast cancer weren't screened...telemedicine improves care for children in rural areas...and more

CONTROLLING PAIN


WOUND & SKIN CARE


PATIENT SAFETY


CLINICAL QUERIES


MEDICATION ERRORS


Medication Errors

Cohen, Michael R.

Nursing. 43(11):72, November 2013.

Not all Allegra OTC products contain the same ingredients...confusing handwriting...prevent fentaNYL patch tragedies with face-to-face education


Responding to an active shooter and other threats of violence

Weeks, Sandra Kenney; Barron, Bridget Tillman; Horne, Marilyn Ray; More

Nursing. 43(11):34-37, November 2013.

Do you know how to keep yourself and your colleagues safe in the face of a shooting or other violent act? Learn from one hospital's plans to respond to a dangerous situation.

Nurses know how to manage fever, but what about the shivering?

Knowlton, Mary C.

Nursing. 43(11):49-51, November 2013.

After reviewing the physiology of fever, discover a simple nursing intervention to manage shivering and maintain patients' physiologic reserves for healing and recovery.

Urinary incontinence in adults

Scemons, Donna

Nursing. 43(11):52-60, November 2013.

Many women and men fail to disclose this distressing and disabling disorder to healthcare professionals. Be prepared to assess your patient, ask the right questions, and perform interventions to improve your patient's quality of life.

CE Connection


Bridging communication gaps with the deaf

Shuler, Gregory K.; Mistler, Lisa A.; Torrey, Kathleen; More

Nursing. 43(11):24-30, November 2013.

Are you up-to-date on laws and evidence-based interventions that can help nurses communicate with patients who are deaf or hard of hearing? Sidestep a host of risks caused by poor communication and improve care by gaining a deeper understanding of the best practices presented here

Hepatitis goes viral

Harris, Helene; Crawford, Ann

Nursing. 43(11):38-43, November 2013.

Update your knowledge about five types of viral hepatitis, including how diagnosis, treatment, and nursing care differ depending on the causative pathogen. Reading this article will help prepare you to minimize the risk of serious complications and educate patients about self care.

SHARING


PROFESSIONAL GROWTH


Making a case for nurse empowerment

Linnen, Daniel; Rowley, Adam

Nursing. 43(11):45-48, November 2013.

Use recent research and evidence outlined here to implement strategies supporting shared governance, open communication, and supportive and empathetic team relationships.


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