May 2018 - Volume 48 - Issue 5
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


DRUG NEWS


Drug News

Nursing2018. 48(5):9-10, May 2018.

Many consumers exceed safe dosages of NSAIDs...hand-breaking low-dose aspirin tablets is best...danger: kratom is an opioid...FDA warns against clarithromycin for patients with heart disease...haloperidol offers no survival benefit in patients at risk of delirium...therapies compared for opioid-induced constipation

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


ADVICE P.R.N


ADVICE P.R.N.

Nursing2018. 48(5):13-14, May 2018.

Ride-sharing options provide healthcare access for vulnerable patients...does a dad's drinking affect his unborn child?...how microwave cooking affects nutrition

LEARNING CURVE


INSPIRING CHANGE


Clinical Rounds


PATIENT SAFETY


CONTROLLING PAIN


TECH NOTES


STUDENT VOICES


CLINICAL QUERIES


INFOBYTES


DRUG CHALLENGE


MEDICATION ERRORS



The Affordable Care Act: Where are we now?

Collins, Beth L.; Saylor, Jennifer

Nursing2018. 48(5):43-47, May 2018.

Delve into this discussion of the Affordable Care Act's impact on nursing, then consider how changes to the law enacted over the past year affect delivery of care to older adults.

Continuous passive motion therapy after total knee arthroplasty

Rex, Colleen

Nursing2018. 48(5):55-57, May 2018.

After total knee arthroscopy, patients may undergo continuous passive motion therapy as part of their physical rehabilitation. Consider the potential benefits and drawbacks of this controversial therapy and learn how to ensure its safety and effectiveness.

CE Connection


Chronic subdural hematoma: A common complexity

Vacca, Vincent M. Jr.; Argento, Isabel

Nursing2018. 48(5):24-31, May 2018.

An increasingly common neurologic disorder in older adults, chronic subdural hematoma often has a poor prognosis. Use the nursing assessments and interventions outlined here to expedite diagnosis and treatment.

CE Connection: ADOLESCENT HEALTH SERIES


Female adolescents and sexual health: “I think I'm okay, but am I?”

Heavey, Elizabeth

Nursing2018. 48(5):34-41, May 2018.

As trusted healthcare professionals, nurses can facilitate open communication and provide accurate sexual health information for female adolescents. Stay current on best practices and professional guidelines for care, as presented here in a case study, to optimize care for these patients.

Nurses Week Tribute


What a patient taught me about nursing

Alejandro, Josefina Inoturan

Nursing2018. 48(5):48-49, May 2018.

A long-term care resident shares how a nursing student's kindness, persistence, and creativity touched the heart of nursing.

New Horizons


Critical access hospitals: Meeting underserved community needs

Gaston, Sharon Moutoux; Walker, Barbara Wyand

Nursing2018. 48(5):51-54, May 2018.

Critical access facilities—hospitals of 25 or fewer beds—were created to meet the needs of medically underserved communities. This article details their scope and function and discusses new professional opportunities these venues offer nurses.


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