May 2014 - Volume 44 - Issue 5
pp: 6-2

EDITORIAL


LETTERS


INSPIRING CHANGE


DRUG NEWS


DRUG NEWS

Nursing. 44(5):14, May 2014.

Promising oral treatment for plaque psoriasis…improving safety of imported drugs…new drug for sleep-wake disorder in blind patients…gel sealant approved for corneal incision leakage

TRANSITIONS


ETHICAL PROBLEMS


STUDENT VOICES


CLINICAL ROUNDS


CLINICAL ROUNDS

Nursing. 44(5):25-27, May 2014.

Nurse staffing and education linked to patient mortality…maternity experts call for longer labor…many ICUs don't follow infection control protocols…and more

CLINICAL QUERIES


I.V. ROUNDS


COMBATING INFECTION


MEDICATION ERRORS



Caring for the caregiver

Fowler, Christianne

Nursing. 44(5):60-64, May 2014.

Review need-to-know information for family caregivers and offer the resources discussed here to help reduce their stress and improve the care they provide to their loved ones—your patients.

CE Connection


Female refugees: Sensitive care needed

Heavey, Elizabeth

Nursing. 44(5):28-34, May 2014.

At risk for PTSD, these vulnerable patients require a gentle and caring approach, extra time, and appropriate screening. Follow these guidelines to identify and address the physical and emotional consequences of sexual violence and other war-related trauma.

Skin tears: Best practices for care and prevention

LeBlanc, Kimberly; Baranoski, Sharon

Nursing. 44(5):36-46, May 2014.

Until recently, skin tears have received scant attention, even though they may be more prevalent than pressure ulcers. Now's the time to update your knowledge about assessing, treating, and preventing these painful and often debilitating wounds according to new standards and recommendations issued by the International Skin Tear Advisory Panel.

PROFESSIONAL GROWTH


Strike gold when interviewing for your first nursing job

Rosati, L. Jane

Nursing. 44(5):49-52, May 2014.

How you prepare for, respond during, and act after a job interview may be the difference between success and failure. Review the pointers presented here, then practice and prepare for that critical interview.

NURSES WEEK TRIBUTE: Global Insights


My heart belongs in Haiti

Bracken, Heather

Nursing. 44(5):54-55, May 2014.

There's nothing like stepping outside your comfort zone to see the world in a different light. One nurse who did just that found that volunteering in a Haitian clinic made her fall in love with nursing all over again.