April 2014 - Volume 44 - Issue 4
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


LETTERS


DRUG NEWS


DRUG NEWS

Nursing2014. 44(4):10-11, April 2014.

Patients with bipolar disease burdened with polypharmacy…new guidelines for swimmer's ear…vitamin D deficiency may play a role in preeclampsia…can estrogen reduce intraocular pressure?...make sure adult patients are protected with recommended vaccines

ADVICE P.R.N


RESEARCH CORNER


CLINICAL ROUNDS


PATIENT SAFETY


CLINICAL QUERIES


MEDICATION ERRORS



Avoiding eruptions: De-escalating agitated patients

Phillips, Jeff; Stinson, Keith; Strickler, Jeff

Nursing2014. 44(4):60-63, April 2014.

To cool down heated situations, be prepared to respond appropriately when a patient's behavior reflects anxiety or frustration. Follow these guidelines to recognize agitation and keep everyone safe.

CE Connection


Surviving sepsis: A review of the latest guidelines

Miller, Julie

Nursing2014. 44(4):24-30, April 2014.

About one in four people who develop sepsis will die. Screening every potentially infected patient for sepsis and providing the evidence-based interventions presented here is critical to turning the tide on this killer.

Nursing2014 survey results: Wound care and prevention

Ayello, Elizabeth A.; Baranoski, Sharon

Nursing2014. 44(4):32-40, April 2014.

Do you use best practices to prevent pressure ulcers and to manage them if they occur? Here, two nationally known experts discuss nurses' responses to their latest comprehensive wound care poll and compare them with responses to a similar poll taken in 2005.

SHARING


PROFESSIONAL GROWTH


Overcoming the barriers to achieving a BSN PART 2

Stalter, Ann M.; Keister, Kathy; Ulrich, Deborah L.; More

Nursing2014. 44(4):46-49, April 2014.

If you have an ADN or diploma, this practical guide will help you select an RN-to-BSN program in an organized, efficient way.