June 2014 - Volume 44 - Issue 6
pp: 6-2

EDITORIAL


LETTERS


TIME CRITICAL


DRUG NEWS


DRUG NEWS

Nursing2014. 44(6):14-15, June 2014.

Naloxone autoinjector approved to reverse opioid overdose…Alli taken off market after reports of tampering…fluorescent dye unmasks date rape drug in drinks

LEGAL MATTERS


INSPIRING CHANGE


STUDENT VOICES


RESEARCH CORNER


CLINICAL ROUNDS


CLINICAL QUERIES


PATIENT SAFETY


INFOBYTES


MEDICATION ERRORS


Medication Errors

Cohen, Michael R.

Nursing2014. 44(6):72, June 2014.

Discard “demo” doses after class…don't confuse look-alikes Cardene and Cardizem…prevent mixups of imported drugs Glycophos and Peditrace


Understanding beta-blockers

Gibson, Jennifer A.; Raphael, Brooke

Nursing2014. 44(6):55-59, June 2014.

Be prepared to assess for expected benefits and potential adverse reactions to beta-blockers so you can provide optimal care and teaching.

¡Ayúdame! Mi esposo esta inconsciente! No hablo ingles!: Help me! My husband is unconscious! I don't speak English!

Dettenmeier, Patricia A.

Nursing2014. 44(6):60-63, June 2014.

Use these tips to communicate effectively with patients with limited English proficiency. Then take steps to overcome language barriers and address disparities in healthcare.

CE Connection


Transient ischemic attack: Heed the warning

Vacca, Vince

Nursing2014. 44(6):30-36, June 2014.

This medical emergency requires prompt, accurate assessment and intervention. Be prepared to recognize the signs and symptoms and to respond quickly and appropriately with the latest evidence-based interventions presented here.

Living with the nightmare of neuropathic pain

D'Arcy, Yvonne

Nursing2014. 44(6):38-44, June 2014.

If patients use words such as burning, shooting, electric, painful numbness, or tingling, their pain has a neuropathic source that can impair quality of life and destroy dreams. Review how to assess and manage this pain and intervene with treatment options recommended by the Special Interest Group on Neuropathic Pain.

PATIENT EDUCATION SERIES


SHARING


ISSUES IN NURSING


Taking a uniform approach to nursing attire

Fogle, Carolina; Reams, Paula

Nursing2014. 44(6):50-54, June 2014.

What image does your attire present to coworkers, patients, and families? Explore the issues here, then weigh in with your opinion.



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