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February 2018 - Volume 48 - Issue 2
pp: 6-3

EDITORIAL


LETTERS


DRUG NEWS


Drug News

Nursing. 48(2):9-10, February 2018.

Long-term PPI use associated with gastric cancer...thrombus removal doesn't lower risk of postthrombotic syndrome...short-acting insulin gets fast-track approval...simple pharyngitis remedies aren't effective...monthly injection helps treat opioid use disorder

TRANSITIONS: Issues in palliative and end-of-life care


COMBATING INFECTION


INSPIRING CHANGE


LEARNING CURVE


CLINICAL ROUNDS


Clinical Rounds

Nursing. 48(2):23-25, February 2018.

Newborn pulse oximetry screening saves lives...smartphones help diagnose skin conditions...bacteria may persist after standard treatment for Lyme disease...and more

RESEARCH CORNER


WOUND & SKIN CARE


CLINICAL QUERIES


INFOBYTES


MEDICATION ERRORS


Medication Errors

Cohen, Michael R.

Nursing. 48(2):72, February 2018.

Encourage patients to double-check e-prescriptions...discard stabilizers packaged with prefilled morphine syringes...liraglutide pen injectors confuse mL and mg


Handle with care: Caring for children with autism spectrum disorder in the ED

Zanotti, Joan M.

Nursing. 48(2):50-55, February 2018.

Nurses and other clinicians can apply the techniques discussed in this article when caring for patients with autism spectrum disorder. An original mnemonic, SCRAMBLE, will help nurses communicate with their patients and meet the unique challenges associated with this increasingly common neurodevelopmental disability.

Protect older adults from polypharmacy hazards

Smith, Debbie Montgomery R.; Kautz, Donald D.

Nursing. 48(2):56-59, February 2018.

Many patients, especially older adults, take multiple medications to treat various health disorders. While these medications can improve health when taken individually, together they can trigger adverse reactions and may be associated with increased mortality and morbidity. Follow the practical steps outlined here to identify and eliminate unnecessary or potentially risky drugs in your patients' treatment regimen.

CE Connection


Frostbite: Don't be left out in the cold

Laskowski-Jones, Linda; Jones, Lawrence J.

Nursing. 48(2):26-33, February 2018.

Frostbite poses risks to people living, working, playing, or traveling in cold climates. Knowing how to recognize and intervene to competently treat frostbite is key to the best possible outcomes. Update your knowledge of prehospital and hospital management of patients with frostbite and use the prevention strategies discussed here in patient teaching.

New Drugs 2018, part 1

Hussar, Daniel A.

Nursing. 48(2):36-44, February 2018.

Learn about seven drugs recently approved by the FDA, including two new combination formulations for hepatitis C virus infection, a drug for Clostridium difficile infection, and the second drug approved to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.