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Best of 2017

Updated:   12/20/2017
Contains:  12 items
Here we've gathered our picks for the best of 2017, including award-winning content as well as new departments and series.

Florence Nightingale: Lighting the way for the future of nursing

Strickler, Jeff

Nursing. 47(12):43-45, December 2017.

In this first article of a new series, discover the many “hats” of the founder of modern nursing—infection preventionist, statistician, educator, researcher, and public health pioneer.

Caring for our nation's veterans: A shared responsibility

Smith, Carla J.; Harris, Helene

Nursing2018. 47(11):50-52, November 2017.

Prepare yourself to care for veteran patients by reviewing the unique characteristics and wartime experiences of each generation presented here and adapting your nursing interventions accordingly.

Evidence-based approaches to breaking down language barriers

Squires, Allison

Nursing2017. 47(9):34-40, September 2017.

Explore the complexities of language barriers between nurses and patients, including how these barriers affect nursing care and patient outcomes. Then use evidence-based strategies to improve communication and reduce readmissions.

Mammalian meat allergy: Unexpected danger

Strickler, Jeff

Nursing2017. 47(8):48-51, August 2017.

Signs and symptoms occurring 2 to 10 hours after meat ingestion—“middle of the night” anaphylaxis—are the hallmark of mammalian meat allergy, which can develop after exposure to a Lone Star tick bite. Find out about this unusual allergy, then take steps to recognize affected patients and teach them important safety tips.

Double vision: When a dying patient's family member is also a nurse

Tesh, Anita; Kautz, Donald D.

Nursing2017. 47(5):50-54, May 2017.

Discover strategies to help nurses participate in decision making and caregiving for a family member who's actively dying in the hospital.

Call to action: How to implement evidence-based nursing practice

Mick, JoAnn

Nursing2017. 47(4):36-43, April 2017.

Implementing evidence-based nursing practice supports nurses in practicing to the full extent of their education and licensure. To ensure high-quality patient care, follow this practical guide to integrate your clinical skill and experience with the best available clinical research evidence.

Victims of human trafficking: Hiding in plain sight

Byrne, Melissa; Parsh, Bridget; Ghilain, Courtney

Nursing2017. 47(3):48-52, March 2017.

Nurses in any setting can encounter victims of modern-day slavery without realizing it. Learn to recognize the signs, ask the right questions, and take action to help free these vulnerable people from human traffickers.

When cardiac tamponade puts the pressure on

Kaplow, Roberta; Iyere, Karen

Nursing2018. 47(2):24-30, February 2017.

Refresh your knowledge of this potentially life-threatening complication of cancer, cancer treatment, or both. For optimal patient outcomes, keep a high level of clinical suspicion to identify patients at risk, recognize signs and symptoms early, and provide therapeutic interventions and supportive therapies.

Escape the vape: Health hazards of the latest nicotine craze

Huey, Sally; Granitto, Margaret

Nursing2017. 47(1):46-51, January 2017.

Young people who experiment with e-cigarettes may become addicted to nicotine in adulthood. But some see these products as a helpful tool for tobacco users who wish to stop smoking. This article presents the latest evidence about these controversial products and reviews current federal regulations governing their sale and marketing.