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July 2020 - Volume 50 - Issue 7
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


LETTERS


ADVICE P.R.N.


DRUG NEWS


Drug News

Nursing. 50(7):11-12, July 2020.

ARBs, ACE inhibitors do not increase risk of death in patients with COVID-19...many cannabis products are too strong for pain relief...latest review confirms the MMR vaccine is safe, effective...new drug for cholangiocarcinoma approved

Clinical Queries


LEARNING CURVE


CLINICAL ROUNDS


Clinical Rounds

Nursing. 50(7):21-23, July 2020.

Summer heat may not affect COVID-19 transmission... keeping patients with diabetes safe during the pandemic...screen time for toddlers linked to symptoms of autism spectrum disorder...and more

ISSUES IN NURSING


During the COVID-19 pandemic, should nurses offer to pray with patients?

Taylor, Elizabeth Johnston

Nursing. 50(7):42-46, July 2020.

After weighing the pros and cons of this issue, the author makes the argument that prayer offered in an ethical, patient-centered manner can be therapeutic for patients.

STUDENT VOICES


NURSING RESEARCH


COMMUNITY CARE


MEDICATION ERRORS


Medication Errors

Cohen, Michael R.

Nursing. 50(7):72, July 2020.

Beware of unproven COVID-19 treatments...drug label misleads on dosage strength...high-dose ascorbic acid interferes with glucometer measurements in patients with diabetes and COVID-19


Standing up to stigma in epilepsy

Rank, Wendi Pope

Nursing. 50(7):48-52, July 2020.

Explore the nature of stigma, consider how stigma negatively affects both adults and children with epilepsy, and learn strategies for supporting patients with epilepsy who feel stigmatized.

Cardiogenic shock with resultant multiple organ dysfunction syndrome

Simko, Lynn Coletta; Culleiton, Alicia L.

Nursing. 50(7):54-60, July 2020.

The prognosis for a patient with multiple organ dysfunction syndrome is grave. This article reviews ongoing abnormalities of organ-specific parameters and provides a clinical assessment scoring tool used to assess mortality risk and guide treatment.

CE Connection


Hepatitis A takes hold in the community

Heavey, Elizabeth

Nursing. 50(7):24-28, July 2020.

In 2016, large outbreaks of hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection began to occur among high-risk individuals, including those with a history of drug use and those experiencing homelessness. This article focuses on HAV infection among high-risk individuals in the community, including those experiencing homelessness.

Consequences of the vaping epidemic on adolescents

Patterson, Michelle; Williams-Jones, Pamela; Lewis, Travis “Pete”

Nursing. 50(7):30-37, July 2020.

The prevalence of vaping has increased dramatically in the last decade, especially among adolescents. The authors discuss the background, prevalence, and health risks associated with vaping in this population.

SHARING