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Clinical Recognition of Adverse Drug Reactions: Obstacles and Opportunities for the Nursing Profession

Arnold, Gary J. MD, FACS

Journal of Nursing Care Quality: December 1998 - Volume 13 - Issue 2 - p 45-55
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Knowing that adverse drug reactions (ADRs) can occur is only part of the challenge facing nurses today. Clinical recognition of ADRs when they occur is an equally challenging component of pharmacotherapeutics. By understanding the obstacles to their clinical recognition, nurses can design strategies that will engender renewed enthusiasm and vigilance for these complications of drug therapy. These strategies will afford the nursing profession with enhanced opportunities to assume a leadership role in the recognition and intervention of ADRs.

Assistant Professor of Nursing; College of Nursing; University of Southwestern Louisiana; Lafayette, Louisiana

Copyright © 1998 by Aspen Publishers, Inc.