August 2014 - Volume 44 - Issue 8
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


LETTERS


Letters

Engler, Patricia; Fox, Deborah K.; LaCour, Shelly

Nursing2014. 44(8):8, August 2014.

Another take on assisted suicide...facing new challenges to get a BSN...gain added satisfaction by improving patient teaching

DRUG NEWS


Drug News

Nursing2014. 44(8):10-11, August 2014.

Antipsychotics: Safe during pregnancy?...osteosarcoma research goes to the dogs...new I.V. drug approved for acute bacterial skin infections...nonmedical usage of alprazolam doubles related ED visits...national health report tracks prescription drug usage

ETHICAL PROBLEMS


ADVICE P.R.N


INSPIRING CHANGE


STUDENT VOICES


RESEARCH CORNER


CLINICAL ROUNDS


Clinical Rounds

Nursing2014. 44(8):25-27, August 2014.

Study shows that school nursing services are cost-effective...too many double mastectomies?...new tool helps gauge military veterans' risk for violence...and more

CLINICAL QUERIES


INFOBYTES


PATIENT SAFETY


WOUND & SKIN CARE


MEDICATION ERRORS


Medication Errors

Cohen, Michael R.

Nursing2014. 44(8):72, August 2014.

Misaligned labels on unit-dose packaging...injectable influenza vaccines must be shaken...beware of this nasal decongestant's confusing label...handwritten prescription hazard


Recognizing and treating Takotsubo cardiomyopathy

Padilla, Hope; Paltoo, Brendon; Edsall, Renee; More

Nursing2014. 44(8):50-54, August 2014.

Also known as broken heart syndrome, Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is usually preceded by acute emotional or physiologic stressors.

CE Connection


12-lead ECGs, part I: Recognizing normal findings

Goldich, Guy

Nursing2014. 44(8):28-34, August 2014.

Nurses who can independently interpret a 12-lead ECG can anticipate and prepare for emergency care their patients may need. Review the practical guide to normal ECGs presented here. Next month: Interpreting abnormal ECGs.

Managing the ups and downs of ulcerative colitis

Harris, Helene; Jelemensky, Linda

Nursing2014. 44(8):36-42, August 2014.

Characterized by unpredictable periods of remission and relapse, this common form of inflammatory bowel disease is a challenge to manage. Be prepared to assess patients and provide optimal care to help them avoid acute flare-ups.

PATIENT EDUCATION SERIES


PROFESSIONAL GROWTH


Sharing your nursing story

Gerber, Lois

Nursing2014. 44(8):45-47, August 2014.

Ever thought about writing and publishing a story about one of your nursing experiences? This article offers practical advice for story writing, from developing an idea to submitting a polished narrative for publication.

SHARING



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