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February 2019 - Volume 49 - Issue 2
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


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DRUG NEWS


Drug News

Nursing2019. 49(2):11-12, February 2019.

Antibacterial drug for traveler's diarrhea...high cost discourages optimal insulin use...many pediatric drug studies are never finished...new treatment for certain types of lymphoma

ADVICE P.R.N.


Advice P.R.N.

Nursing2019. 49(2):13-14, February 2019.

Current guidelines for treating sports-related concussion...does increasing water intake help prevent cystitis?...when hyperbaric oxygen therapy may be indicated for pregnant patients

INFECTION PREVENTION


CLINICAL QUERIES


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


CLINICAL ROUNDS


Clinical Rounds

Nursing2019. 49(2):21-23, February 2019.

Nurses with BSN degrees say they feel better prepared...“sleep texting” is trending among college students...lower oxygen saturation levels recommended for critically ill patients...and more

NURSING RESEARCH


Sleep hygiene in patients with chronic respiratory disease

Dobson, Linda; Stutzman, Sonja E.; Hicks, Amber D.; More

Nursing2019. 49(2):64-69, February 2019.

Improving sleep quality in patients with cystic fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension

INFOBYTES


MEDICATION ERRORS


Medication Errors

Cohen, Michael R.

Nursing2019. 49(2):72, February 2019.

Near-miss mix-up of nebulizer solutions...patients need more education to use pen needles correctly...tool available to mitigate the risk of tubing misconnections


Update: 2017/2018 AHA BLS, ACLS, and PALS guidelines

Craig-Brangan, Karen Jean; Day, Mary Patricia

Nursing2019. 49(2):46-49, February 2019.

The authors highlight key changes in the current guidelines and discuss how to integrate them into practice.

Combating compassion fatigue

Perregrini, Michelle

Nursing2019. 49(2):50-54, February 2019.

Explore practical strategies that can help nurses recognize compassion fatigue, take steps to combat it, and support coworkers who may also be struggling with it.

CE Connection


New Drugs 2019, part 1

Hussar, Daniel A.

Nursing2019. 49(2):28-36, February 2019.

This article reviews seven drugs recently approved by the FDA, including two antidiabetic medications, a new combination medication for patients with cystic fibrosis, and the first gene therapy that targets a disease caused by mutations in a specific gene.

Incorporating the latest pediatric nutrition support guidelines into clinical practice

Irving, Sharon Y.; Guenter, Peggi; Mehta, Nilesh M.

Nursing2019. 49(2):38-44, February 2019.

Learn how the 2017 Guidelines supplement clinician knowledge and inform best practices for nutrition therapy in critically ill children.

NEW HORIZONS


Successful grant applications: Follow the 4 F's

Clark, Rebecca Culver; Carter, Kimberly Ferren

Nursing2019. 49(2):55-58, February 2019.

Preparing a grant application can be intimidating if you don't know the ropes. Increase your chance for success by following these tips for writing and developing a strong grant proposal.

SHARING


Tackling Diana's problems took patience...and teamwork

Gerber, Lois

Nursing2019. 49(2):60-62, February 2019.

With a creative, multidisciplinary approach, this home healthcare nurse helped her patient manage complex physical and emotional issues.