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December 2005 - Volume 35 - Issue 12
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ERRONEOUS DRUG HISTORY


AUTOMATED DISPENSING CABINETS


ERROR-CAUSING CORRECTION



FENTANYL PATCHES


RETURN TO PRACTICE


MEDICATION ERRORS


UNPROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR






Promoting health and wellness







ORDER TO AMBULATE


CONFIDENTIALITY FOR MINORS


EMPLOYEE STATUS AND LIABILITY


REVEALING MEDICATION ERRORS


ARRHYTHMIA BEEPERS



AORTIC VALVE STENOSIS


SCHIZOPHRENIA


CANCER IN WOMEN






NEWS, UPDATES, RESEARCH: DRUG ERRORS


Wrong technique does the most damage

Nursing2005. 35(12):33, December 2005.

Wrong drug administration techniques cause the most harm … “dignity therapy” eases emotional distress at the end of life … new heart failure treatment guidelines released … and more.

NEWS, UPDATES, RESEARCH: END-OF-LIFE CARE


“Dignity therapy” eases the way

Nursing2005. 35(12):33, December 2005.

Wrong drug administration techniques cause the most harm … “dignity therapy” eases emotional distress at the end of life … new heart failure treatment guidelines released … and more.

NEWS, UPDATES, RESEARCH: ASPIRATION PNEUMONIA


Dysphagia screening protocols pay off

Nursing2005. 35(12):34, December 2005.

Wrong drug administration techniques cause the most harm … “dignity therapy” eases emotional distress at the end of life … new heart failure treatment guidelines released … and more.

NEWS, UPDATES, RESEARCH: BREAST-FEEDING


Is your facility “baby friendly”?

Nursing2005. 35(12):34, December 2005.

Wrong drug administration techniques cause the most harm … “dignity therapy” eases emotional distress at the end of life … new heart failure treatment guidelines released … and more.

NEWS, UPDATES, RESEARCH: SURVEY RESPONSES


Do you use the Z-track method?

Nursing2005. 35(12):34, December 2005.

Wrong drug administration techniques cause the most harm … “dignity therapy” eases emotional distress at the end of life … new heart failure treatment guidelines released … and more.

NEWS, UPDATES, RESEARCH: NEUROLOGIC TEST


New tool measures coma depth

Nursing2005. 35(12):34-35, December 2005.

Wrong drug administration techniques cause the most harm … “dignity therapy” eases emotional distress at the end of life … new heart failure treatment guidelines released … and more.

NEWS, UPDATES, RESEARCH: HEART FAILURE


Updated guidelines released

Nursing2005. 35(12):35, December 2005.

Wrong drug administration techniques cause the most harm … “dignity therapy” eases emotional distress at the end of life … new heart failure treatment guidelines released … and more.

NEWS, UPDATES, RESEARCH: ARTIFICIAL KIDNEY


Human nephron filter shows promise

Nursing2005. 35(12):35, December 2005.

Wrong drug administration techniques cause the most harm … “dignity therapy” eases emotional distress at the end of life … new heart failure treatment guidelines released … and more.

NEWS, UPDATES, RESEARCH: INFECTION CONTROL


Men give germs a helping hand

Nursing2005. 35(12):35, December 2005.

Wrong drug administration techniques cause the most harm … “dignity therapy” eases emotional distress at the end of life … new heart failure treatment guidelines released … and more.


Managing mechanical ventilation

MANNO, MARTIN S.

Nursing2005. 35(12):36-41, December 2005.

You don't have to work in a critical care unit to find yourself caring for a patient who relies on mechanical ventilation. Make sure you're prepared by reading this comprehensive review.

Managing mechanical ventilation

Nursing2005. 35(12):41, December 2005.

You don't have to work in a critical care unit to find yourself caring for a patient who relies on mechanical ventilation. Make sure you're prepared by reading this comprehensive review.

What can you do to prevent teen suicide?

MURPHY, KATHRYN

Nursing2005. 35(12):43-45, December 2005.

Find out how to assess a teenager's risk of suicide and what to do when you recognize a cry for help.

Bringing common EYE emergencies into focus

BOYD-MONK, HEATHER

Nursing2005. 35(12):46-51, December 2005.

Could you respond appropriately to a vision-threatening crisis? Here, an expert clinician reviews some common eye emergencies and explains how you should intervene to minimize damage and prevent blindness.



Caring for a nontunneled CVC site

HADAWAY, LYNN C.

Nursing2005. 35(12):54-56, December 2005.

If your patient has a central venous catheter, follow these steps to change the dressing, keep the catheter in place, and prevent complications.



Now onstage: CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE

CASTNER, DEBRA; DOUGLAS, CLAUDIA

Nursing2005. 35(12):58-63, December 2005.

By following these guidelines, you can slow the progression of this common disorder and help patients avoid or delay complications.


Caring for older adults



Putting research into practice




TERMINAL ILLNESS


DEATH OF A CHILD





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