April 2018 - Volume 48 - Issue 4 - Contributor Index

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Nurse's guide to primary amebic meningoencephalitis

Peterson, Kathleen; Barbel, Paula; Heavey, Elizabeth

Nursing2019. 48(4):42-45, April 2018.

This rare but highly lethal infection of the central nervous system is transmitted in water contaminated with the Naegleria fowleri ameba. Children are especially vulnerable. Learn to recognize suspicious neurologic signs and symptoms in patients with a recent history of swimming in untreated warm water.

Medication Errors

Cohen, Michael R.

Nursing2019. 48(4):72, April 2018.

Volumen confused with Voluven...“hang time” interpreted as a dose...watch for outdated instructions accompanying this antiretroviral drug

Nurse's guide to primary amebic meningoencephalitis

Peterson, Kathleen; Barbel, Paula; Heavey, Elizabeth

Nursing2019. 48(4):42-45, April 2018.

This rare but highly lethal infection of the central nervous system is transmitted in water contaminated with the Naegleria fowleri ameba. Children are especially vulnerable. Learn to recognize suspicious neurologic signs and symptoms in patients with a recent history of swimming in untreated warm water.

Nurse's guide to primary amebic meningoencephalitis

Peterson, Kathleen; Barbel, Paula; Heavey, Elizabeth

Nursing2019. 48(4):42-45, April 2018.

This rare but highly lethal infection of the central nervous system is transmitted in water contaminated with the Naegleria fowleri ameba. Children are especially vulnerable. Learn to recognize suspicious neurologic signs and symptoms in patients with a recent history of swimming in untreated warm water.

Penile cancer: Providing patient support

Pullen, Richard L. Jr.

Nursing2019. 48(4):32-39, April 2018.

Men diagnosed with penile cancer are likely to have questions and concerns about their diagnosis and treatment, sexual function, and masculine identity. This article discusses the types of penile cancer, reviews current treatment approaches, and offers practical guidelines for patient teaching and psychosocial support.

Acute migraine headache in children

Sahd-Brown, Kaitlyn E.; Ruth-Sahd, Lisa A.

Nursing2019. 48(4):24-29, April 2018.

By age 17, as many as 8% of boys and 23% of girls have experienced a migraine headache. Here's how to recognize, assess, and manage these often debilitating headaches in children, even if they're too young to verbalize their symptoms.

Acute migraine headache in children

Sahd-Brown, Kaitlyn E.; Ruth-Sahd, Lisa A.

Nursing2019. 48(4):24-29, April 2018.

By age 17, as many as 8% of boys and 23% of girls have experienced a migraine headache. Here's how to recognize, assess, and manage these often debilitating headaches in children, even if they're too young to verbalize their symptoms.

The ACE effect: A case study of adverse childhood experiences

Zarnello, Lisa

Nursing2019. 48(4):50-54, April 2018.

Exposure to traumatic events and adversity in childhood can shape lifestyle risk factors and trigger chronic diseases later in life. Follow the advice presented in this case study to help affected patients of all ages.

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