July 2014 - Volume 44 - Issue 7
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


LETTERS


DRUG NEWS


Drug News

Nursing. 44(7):10-11, July 2014.

New oral drug for psoriatic arthritis...analgesia not linked to patient satisfaction in the ED...new treatment for lung cancer receives accelerated approval...less cost, more follow-up improves adherence to therapy...many MDs don't counsel teens about abuse of ADHD medications

ETHICAL PROBLEMS


TRANSITIONS


INSPIRING CHANGE


RESEARCH CORNER


CLINICAL ROUNDS


Clinical Rounds

Nursing. 44(7):23-25, July 2014.

Diagnostic errors affect 12 million adults annually...automated system helps ED clinicians identify sepsis...horsing around proves beneficial for patients with dementia...and more

CLINICAL QUERIES


INFOBYTES


PATIENT SAFETY


CONTROLLING PAIN


I. V. ROUNDS


WOUND & SKIN CARE


MEDICATION ERRORS



Take aim at acute kidney injury with RIFLE criteria

Williams, Lisa-Mae

Nursing. 44(7):50-55, July 2014.

Developed by a consensus of experts, the RIFLE classification system is designed to clarify the severity of acute kidney injury. Using it to guide assessment and interventions may help prevent chronic kidney disease.

CE Connection


New drugs 2014, part 2

Hussar, Daniel A.

Nursing. 44(7):26-33, July 2014.

Learn about seven recently approved drugs, including an important advance for treatment of hepatitis C infection, the first drug approved to treat Cushing disease, and a monoclonal antibody for treatment and prevention of inhalational anthrax, a potential biological terrorism threat.

Illness at high altitudes

Simon, R. Bryan; Simon, Debbie A.

Nursing. 44(7):36-41, July 2014.

Vacationing in the mountains? Be aware that anyone who ascends rapidly to a high altitude is susceptible to altitude illness, regardless of age or fitness level. Review these guidelines for up-to-date information on acute mountain sickness, high altitude cerebral edema, and high altitude pulmonary edema so you can recognize signs and symptoms quickly and respond appropriately.

PATIENT EDUCATION SERIES


SHARING


What nursing taught us

Gerber, Lois

Nursing. 44(7):44-45, July 2014.

When two old friends reminisce about nursing school, they find that their friendship and the lessons learned from nursing have lasted a lifetime.

PROFESSIONAL GROWTH


How to energize your staff meetings

Steinwedel, Janet S.; Laskowski-Jones, Linda

Nursing. 44(7):46-49, July 2014.

Revving up staff meetings requires preparation, collaboration, and careful thought. This article provides guidance for focusing the group, communicating effectively, and getting things done.


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