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October 2003 - Volume 33 - Issue 10
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MANDATORY OVERTIME


CLINICAL EVALUATION


DEMANDING FAMILIES



Methadone, Metadate mix-ups

COHEN, MICHAEL R.

Nursing2003. 33(10):14, October 2003.

Multiple-dose vial contamination…look-alike packaging…giving I.V. medications too quickly…methadone/Metadate mix-up…Zetia, Zebeta, Zestril?…overlooked transdermal patch

MULTIPLE-DOSE VIALS


Cool contamination

COHEN, MICHAEL R.

Nursing2003. 33(10):14, October 2003.

Multiple-dose vial contamination…look-alike packaging…giving I.V. medications too quickly…methadone/Metadate mix-up…Zetia, Zebeta, Zestril?…overlooked transdermal patch

LOOK-ALIKE PACKAGING


Riddle me this

COHEN, MICHAEL R.

Nursing2003. 33(10):14, October 2003.

Multiple-dose vial contamination…look-alike packaging…giving I.V. medications too quickly…methadone/Metadate mix-up…Zetia, Zebeta, Zestril?…overlooked transdermal patch

I.V. MEDICATIONS


Don't get too pushy

COHEN, MICHAEL R.

Nursing2003. 33(10):14, October 2003.

Multiple-dose vial contamination…look-alike packaging…giving I.V. medications too quickly…methadone/Metadate mix-up…Zetia, Zebeta, Zestril?…overlooked transdermal patch

ZETIA, ZEBETA, OR ZESTRIL?


Ze name's not ze same

COHEN, MICHAEL R.

Nursing2003. 33(10):15, October 2003.

Multiple-dose vial contamination…look-alike packaging…giving I.V. medications too quickly…methadone/Metadate mix-up…Zetia, Zebeta, Zestril?…overlooked transdermal patch

TRANSDERMAL MEDICATION


Out of sight, out of mind

COHEN, MICHAEL R.

Nursing2003. 33(10):15, October 2003.

Multiple-dose vial contamination…look-alike packaging…giving I.V. medications too quickly…methadone/Metadate mix-up…Zetia, Zebeta, Zestril?…overlooked transdermal patch






COMMUNICATION


DNR OPTIONS


POLICIES AND PROCEDURES






CURRENTS



News, updates, research: ARRHYTHMIAS


Atrial fibrillation: Taking a toll on baby boomers

Nursing2003. 33(10):33, October 2003.

Atrial fibrillation on the rise…hospice nurses report on terminally ill patients who refuse to eat…hand hygiene added to 2004 JCAHO safety goals…new guidelines for Pap tests… PSA test fails to detect many prostate tumors…“delirium room” calms confused elderly patients…cochlear implants invite meningitis…treating stress incontinence without surgery.

News, updates, research: JCAHO SAFETY GOALS


Hand hygiene added for 2004

Nursing2003. 33(10):33, October 2003.

Atrial fibrillation on the rise…hospice nurses report on terminally ill patients who refuse to eat…hand hygiene added to 2004 JCAHO safety goals…new guidelines for Pap tests… PSA test fails to detect many prostate tumors…“delirium room” calms confused elderly patients…cochlear implants invite meningitis…treating stress incontinence without surgery.

News, updates, research: CERVICAL CANCER


New Pap test guidelines unveiled

Nursing2003. 33(10):34, October 2003.

Atrial fibrillation on the rise…hospice nurses report on terminally ill patients who refuse to eat…hand hygiene added to 2004 JCAHO safety goals…new guidelines for Pap tests… PSA test fails to detect many prostate tumors…“delirium room” calms confused elderly patients…cochlear implants invite meningitis…treating stress incontinence without surgery.

News, updates, research: PROSTATE CANCER


Accuracy of PSA test questioned

Nursing2003. 33(10):34, October 2003.

Atrial fibrillation on the rise…hospice nurses report on terminally ill patients who refuse to eat…hand hygiene added to 2004 JCAHO safety goals…new guidelines for Pap tests… PSA test fails to detect many prostate tumors…“delirium room” calms confused elderly patients…cochlear implants invite meningitis…treating stress incontinence without surgery.

News, updates, research: HOSPICE CARE


Patients who refuse to eat die peacefully

Nursing2003. 33(10):34, October 2003.

Atrial fibrillation on the rise…hospice nurses report on terminally ill patients who refuse to eat…hand hygiene added to 2004 JCAHO safety goals…new guidelines for Pap tests… PSA test fails to detect many prostate tumors…“delirium room” calms confused elderly patients…cochlear implants invite meningitis…treating stress incontinence without surgery.

News, updates, research: CHILDHOOD ILLNESS


Cochlear implants invite meningitis

Nursing2003. 33(10):35, October 2003.

Atrial fibrillation on the rise…hospice nurses report on terminally ill patients who refuse to eat…hand hygiene added to 2004 JCAHO safety goals…new guidelines for Pap tests… PSA test fails to detect many prostate tumors…“delirium room” calms confused elderly patients…cochlear implants invite meningitis…treating stress incontinence without surgery.

News, updates, research: STRESS INCONTINENCE


Just say no to surgery?

Nursing2003. 33(10):35, October 2003.

Atrial fibrillation on the rise…hospice nurses report on terminally ill patients who refuse to eat…hand hygiene added to 2004 JCAHO safety goals…new guidelines for Pap tests… PSA test fails to detect many prostate tumors…“delirium room” calms confused elderly patients…cochlear implants invite meningitis…treating stress incontinence without surgery.

News, updates, research: GERIATRICS


“Delirium room” calms the elderly

Nursing2003. 33(10):35, October 2003.

Atrial fibrillation on the rise…hospice nurses report on terminally ill patients who refuse to eat…hand hygiene added to 2004 JCAHO safety goals…new guidelines for Pap tests… PSA test fails to detect many prostate tumors…“delirium room” calms confused elderly patients…cochlear implants invite meningitis…treating stress incontinence without surgery.


Understanding gastroesophageal reflux disease

RAYHORN, NANCY; ARGEL, NATALIA; DEMCHAK, KIMBERLY

Nursing2003. 33(10):36-42, October 2003.

Chronic gastric reflux can cause problems at any age, with symptoms ranging from chest pain to chronic coughing. Here's how to sort out puzzling symptoms and provide relief.

Nursing2003 salary survey

ROBINSON, EILEEN S.; MEE, CHERYL L.

Nursing2003. 33(10):50-53, October 2003.

Are you earning what your colleagues earn in comparable nursing positions? Find out how your bottom line measures up in our fourth annual national salary survey.

Infusing without infecting

HADAWAY, LYNN C.

Nursing2003. 33(10):58-64, October 2003.

Each year, tens of thousands of patients die of catheter-related infections. Keep your patient safe by learning and following the CDC's latest recommendations.


Mandatory nurse/patient ratios: A good idea or not?

Nursing2003. 33(10):46, October 2003.

Most nurses feel the pinch of understaffing, but are legislated nurse/patient ratios the answer? We posed the question to six nurses who are well versed in the controversy. See if you agree with their viewpoints.

Mandatory nurse/patient ratios: A good idea or not?

Shindul-Rothschild, Judith

Nursing2003. 33(10):46, October 2003.

Most nurses feel the pinch of understaffing, but are legislated nurse/patient ratios the answer? We posed the question to six nurses who are well versed in the controversy. See if you agree with their viewpoints.

Mandatory nurse/patient ratios: A good idea or not?

Fontaine, Dorrie

Nursing2003. 33(10):46-47, October 2003.

Most nurses feel the pinch of understaffing, but are legislated nurse/patient ratios the answer? We posed the question to six nurses who are well versed in the controversy. See if you agree with their viewpoints.

Mandatory nurse/patient ratios: A good idea or not?

Furillo, Jill

Nursing2003. 33(10):47, October 2003.

Most nurses feel the pinch of understaffing, but are legislated nurse/patient ratios the answer? We posed the question to six nurses who are well versed in the controversy. See if you agree with their viewpoints.

Mandatory nurse/patient ratios: A good idea or not?

Malloch, Kathy

Nursing2003. 33(10):47-48, October 2003.

Most nurses feel the pinch of understaffing, but are legislated nurse/patient ratios the answer? We posed the question to six nurses who are well versed in the controversy. See if you agree with their viewpoints.

Mandatory nurse/patient ratios: A good idea or not?

Pinkham, Julie

Nursing2003. 33(10):48, October 2003.

Most nurses feel the pinch of understaffing, but are legislated nurse/patient ratios the answer? We posed the question to six nurses who are well versed in the controversy. See if you agree with their viewpoints.

Mandatory nurse/patient ratios: A good idea or not?

Blakeney, Barbara A.

Nursing2003. 33(10):48, October 2003.

Most nurses feel the pinch of understaffing, but are legislated nurse/patient ratios the answer? We posed the question to six nurses who are well versed in the controversy. See if you agree with their viewpoints.



Assessing fetal heart sounds

CORDERO, SUSAN BRODHEIM

Nursing2003. 33(10):54-55, October 2003.

If a pregnant patient is admitted to your unit, monitoring her baby's condition becomes your responsibility. Learn how to assess your “other” patient using a Doppler device.




METHADONE


NITRIC OXIDE PATCHES


BREAST CANCER


LOWERING CHOLESTEROL



DRUG ADMINISTRATION


PREPARING I.V. SOLUTIONS




DOMESTIC ABUSE


MONEY MANAGEMENT



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