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June 2003 - Volume 33 - Issue 6
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COPING SKILLS


ICU VISITORS





INHALANT AMPULES


VACCINE MIX-UP


PRESCRIPTION FOR SAFETY


FORMULATION CHANGE




HOSPICE REFERRAL


END-OF-LIFE CARE


CANCER



LAMICTAL


Add-on epilepsy treatment okayed for children

Nursing2003. 33(6):28, June 2003.

New class of drug for HIV infection … cancer drug eases pain of sickle cell anemia … antibiotic fights community acquired pneumonia … add-on epilepsy treatment okayed for children … new option for Type 2 diabetes

HYDROXYUREA


Cancer drug eases pain of sickle-cell anemia

Nursing2003. 33(6):28, June 2003.

New class of drug for HIV infection … cancer drug eases pain of sickle cell anemia … antibiotic fights community acquired pneumonia … add-on epilepsy treatment okayed for children … new option for Type 2 diabetes

FUZEON


New treatment keeps HIV out of cells

Nursing2003. 33(6):28, June 2003.

New class of drug for HIV infection … cancer drug eases pain of sickle cell anemia … antibiotic fights community acquired pneumonia … add-on epilepsy treatment okayed for children … new option for Type 2 diabetes

AVELOX


Antibiotic fights drug-resistant bugs

Nursing2003. 33(6):28-30, June 2003.

New class of drug for HIV infection … cancer drug eases pain of sickle cell anemia … antibiotic fights community acquired pneumonia … add-on epilepsy treatment okayed for children … new option for Type 2 diabetes

AVANDIA


Another option for Type 2 diabetes

Nursing2003. 33(6):30, June 2003.

New class of drug for HIV infection … cancer drug eases pain of sickle cell anemia … antibiotic fights community acquired pneumonia … add-on epilepsy treatment okayed for children … new option for Type 2 diabetes


Nutrition series



CURRENTS



News, updates, research: JCAHO ACCREDITATION


Hospitals to face closer scrutiny

Nursing2003. 33(6):33, June 2003.

Coming soon: unannounced JCAHO inspections … flu shots may offer cardiovascular benefits … new hypertension guidelines for black patients … how bar coding reduces medication errors … breast cancer news … ergonomics guidelines for nursing home staff … medical errors leading to complications after discharge.

News, updates, research: NEW GUIDELINES


Protocols aim to control BP in blacks

Nursing2003. 33(6):33, June 2003.

Coming soon: unannounced JCAHO inspections … flu shots may offer cardiovascular benefits … new hypertension guidelines for black patients … how bar coding reduces medication errors … breast cancer news … ergonomics guidelines for nursing home staff … medical errors leading to complications after discharge.

News, updates, research: ERGONOMICS


New guidelines watch your back

Nursing2003. 33(6):34, June 2003.

Coming soon: unannounced JCAHO inspections … flu shots may offer cardiovascular benefits … new hypertension guidelines for black patients … how bar coding reduces medication errors … breast cancer news … ergonomics guidelines for nursing home staff … medical errors leading to complications after discharge.

News, updates, research: Ask the expert


Ask the expert

Chenier, Gregory E.

Nursing2003. 33(6):34, June 2003.

Coming soon: unannounced JCAHO inspections … flu shots may offer cardiovascular benefits … new hypertension guidelines for black patients … how bar coding reduces medication errors … breast cancer news … ergonomics guidelines for nursing home staff … medical errors leading to complications after discharge.

News, updates, research: REDUCING RISKS


Breast cancer roundup

Nursing2003. 33(6):34-35, June 2003.

Coming soon: unannounced JCAHO inspections … flu shots may offer cardiovascular benefits … new hypertension guidelines for black patients … how bar coding reduces medication errors … breast cancer news … ergonomics guidelines for nursing home staff … medical errors leading to complications after discharge.

News, updates, research: MEDICAL ERRORS


Home is where the heartache is

Nursing2003. 33(6):35, June 2003.

Coming soon: unannounced JCAHO inspections … flu shots may offer cardiovascular benefits … new hypertension guidelines for black patients … how bar coding reduces medication errors … breast cancer news … ergonomics guidelines for nursing home staff … medical errors leading to complications after discharge.

News, updates, research: HEART DISEASE AND STROKE


Flu shots prevent more than flu

Nursing2003. 33(6):35, June 2003.

Coming soon: unannounced JCAHO inspections … flu shots may offer cardiovascular benefits … new hypertension guidelines for black patients … how bar coding reduces medication errors … breast cancer news … ergonomics guidelines for nursing home staff … medical errors leading to complications after discharge.


What you need to know about the SMALLPOX vaccine

KARBER, SHARON; FASANO, NANCY

Nursing2003. 33(6):36-43, June 2003.

Soon, you may be administering the vaccine to patients or getting it yourself. Read this to find out about the unique vaccine administration technique, current indications, and possible adverse reactions.

How good a SAMARITAN should you be?

BROOKE, PENNY SIMPSON

Nursing2003. 33(6):46-47, June 2003.

If you use your nursing skills in an out-of-hospital emergency, are you covered legally? Learn how state laws and your own level of expertise determine potential liability.

Continuous renal replacement therapy Slow but steady

PATON, MARYELLEN

Nursing2003. 33(6):48-50, June 2003.

More gentle than hemodialysis, this dialysis method can be a lifesaver for critically ill patients with acute renal failure. Here's how to care for them.

Getting a fix on orthopedic care

BAILEY, JUDITH

Nursing2003. 33(6):58-64, June 2003.

Learn how advances in treatment and nursing care can help you get your patient up on his feet and out of the hospital faster than ever.




Using pain to assess neurologic response

LOWER, JUDITH “SKI

Nursing2003. 33(6):56-57, June 2003.

If your patient's comatose, you can't assess him properly without inflicting pain. These photos show acceptable ways to apply a pain stimulus.


CONFLICT OF INTEREST


QUESTIONABLE PRACTICES



NEW





LIABILITY INSURANCE


Shielding yourself from trouble

BROOKE, PENNY SIMPSON

Nursing2003. 33(6):74, June 2003.

Benefits of liability insurance … no boys allowed … working with a disability … limited insurance coverage … handling “don't document” requests

PHYSICAL EXEMPTIONS


Labor pains

BROOKE, PENNY SIMPSON

Nursing2003. 33(6):74, June 2003.

Benefits of liability insurance … no boys allowed … working with a disability … limited insurance coverage … handling “don't document” requests

SEX DISCRIMINATION


No boys allowed

BROOKE, PENNY SIMPSON

Nursing2003. 33(6):74-75, June 2003.

Benefits of liability insurance … no boys allowed … working with a disability … limited insurance coverage … handling “don't document” requests

PAYMENT WOES


Nursing care 24/7?

BROOKE, PENNY SIMPSON

Nursing2003. 33(6):75, June 2003.

Benefits of liability insurance … no boys allowed … working with a disability … limited insurance coverage … handling “don't document” requests

DOCUMENTATION DILEMMA


“Outing” the outings

BROOKE, PENNY SIMPSON

Nursing2003. 33(6):75, June 2003.

Benefits of liability insurance … no boys allowed … working with a disability … limited insurance coverage … handling “don't document” requests


FROM THE INTERNET TO INFORMATICS



ADMISSION ASSESSMENT


PAIN CONTROL






COMMUNICATION TIPS


WORKING WITH FOREIGN NURSES




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