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August 2006 - Volume 36 - Issue 8
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Infection Control Survey

DELAHANTY, KIM M.; MYERS, FRANK EDWARD III

Nursing. 36(8):7-8, August 2006.

How savvy are nurses about infection control standards and practices? Take a moment to fill out this survey. We'll report the results in a future issue.

Pressure ulcers: A renewed awareness

BARANOSKI, SHARON

Nursing. 36(8):36-41, August 2006.

Wake up to what all nurses need to know about pressure ulcers. Read about evidence-based initiatives for preventing and managing these debilitating wounds to make sure you're meeting current patient-care standards.

Helping patients who need

COTTER, JOHN; BIXBY, MARCIA; MORSE, BELINDA

Nursing. 36(8):50-54, August 2006.

This concise update captures the facts about permanent pacemakers, including who may need one and how to care for a patient before and after implantation.



RELIANCE ON CAUTION LABELS


SPLITTING PILLS


ERROR-PRONE ABBREVIATION






Caring for older adults



SURVIVING SPOUSES


KATRINA AFTERMATH



Putting research into practice




From the Internet to Informatics



DIABETES


BREAST CANCER


ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME


CNS STIMULANTS


VIVITROL



ROLE MODELS


INFECTION CONTROL



NEWS, UPDATES, RESEARCH: PATIENT SAFETY


Nurses catch mostmedical errors

Nursing. 36(8):33, August 2006.

Take a bow: Nurses applauded for catching errors…100K Lives Campaign saves lives, exceeds goals…JCAHO requires facilities to offer flu shots to all health care workers…and more.

NEWS, UPDATES, RESEARCH: 100K LIVES CAMPAIGN


IHI initiative beats expectations

Nursing. 36(8):33, August 2006.

Take a bow: Nurses applauded for catching errors…100K Lives Campaign saves lives, exceeds goals…JCAHO requires facilities to offer flu shots to all health care workers…and more.

NEWS, UPDATES, RESEARCH: DERMATITIS


Poison ivy thrives on global warming

Nursing. 36(8):33, August 2006.

Take a bow: Nurses applauded for catching errors…100K Lives Campaign saves lives, exceeds goals…JCAHO requires facilities to offer flu shots to all health care workers…and more.

NEWS, UPDATES, RESEARCH: INFLUENZA


Facilities pressed to vaccinate staff

Nursing. 36(8):34, August 2006.

Take a bow: Nurses applauded for catching errors…100K Lives Campaign saves lives, exceeds goals…JCAHO requires facilities to offer flu shots to all health care workers…and more.

NEWS, UPDATES, RESEARCH: SURVEY RESPONSES


Preventing DVT in patients on vents

Nursing. 36(8):34, August 2006.

Take a bow: Nurses applauded for catching errors…100K Lives Campaign saves lives, exceeds goals…JCAHO requires facilities to offer flu shots to all health care workers…and more.

NEWS, UPDATES, RESEARCH: PET THERAPY


C. difficile hitches a ride on a poodle

Nursing. 36(8):34, August 2006.

Take a bow: Nurses applauded for catching errors…100K Lives Campaign saves lives, exceeds goals…JCAHO requires facilities to offer flu shots to all health care workers…and more.

NEWS, UPDATES, RESEARCH: LEMONADE THERAPY


Tasty treatment for kidney stones

Nursing. 36(8):35, August 2006.

Take a bow: Nurses applauded for catching errors…100K Lives Campaign saves lives, exceeds goals…JCAHO requires facilities to offer flu shots to all health care workers…and more.

NEWS, UPDATES, RESEARCH: CHILDBIRTH


More women choosing midwives

Nursing. 36(8):35, August 2006.

Take a bow: Nurses applauded for catching errors…100K Lives Campaign saves lives, exceeds goals…JCAHO requires facilities to offer flu shots to all health care workers…and more.

NEWS, UPDATES, RESEARCH: CHRONIC DISEASE


Hepatitis C linked to type 2 diabetes

Nursing. 36(8):35, August 2006.

Take a bow: Nurses applauded for catching errors…100K Lives Campaign saves lives, exceeds goals…JCAHO requires facilities to offer flu shots to all health care workers…and more.


Pressure ulcers: A renewed awareness

Nursing. 36(8):42, August 2006.

Wake up to what all nurses need to know about pressure ulcers. Read about evidence-based initiatives for preventing and managing these debilitating wounds to make sure you're meeting current patient-care standards.


First aid for SPRAINS: Respond quickly to help the victim prevent complications and start healing

LASKOWSKI-JONES, LINDA

Nursing. 36(8):48-49, August 2006.

Helping someone with a sprained ankle? See how to assess the injury at the scene and apply the right treatments to manage pain and swelling.



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