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July 2007 - Volume 37 - Issue 7
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EDITOR'S NOTE


LETTER


upFront: ETHICAL PROBLEMS: DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR


upFront: ETHICAL PROBLEMS: PLACEBO USE


upFront: ETHICAL PROBLEMS: TRAUMATIC INJURIES


upFront: MEDICATION ERRORS: INFUSION PUMPS


upFront: MEDICATION ERRORS: TRACKING MEDICATIONS AT HOME


upFront: MEDICATION ERRORS: Bar-code labels


upFront: MEDICATION ERRORS


upFront: I.V. ROUNDS


How to reach us


upFront: CONTROLLING PAIN


upFront: HEALTHIER AGING: Caring for older adults


upFront: CLINICAL DO'S & DON'TS


upFront: CHART SMART


upFront: HEALTH MATTERS: Promoting health and wellness


upFront: DEVICE SAFETY


upFront: MYTHS & FACTS


upFront: DRUG NEWS: ADVERSE REACTIONS


Drug dangers under scrutiny

Nursing2007. 37(7):30, July 2007.

Adverse drug events under scrutiny…once-a-year osteoporosis treatment on the horizon?…oxybutynin patch calms busy bladders…FDA delays approval for prostate cancer vaccine…bird flu vaccine waits in the wings…novel tooth implant delivers drug doses

upFront: DRUG NEWS: OSTEOPOROSIS


Yearly dose keeps bones strong

Nursing2007. 37(7):30, July 2007.

Adverse drug events under scrutiny…once-a-year osteoporosis treatment on the horizon?…oxybutynin patch calms busy bladders…FDA delays approval for prostate cancer vaccine…bird flu vaccine waits in the wings…novel tooth implant delivers drug doses

upFront: DRUG NEWS: OXYBUTYNIN


Skin patch calms busy bladders

Nursing2007. 37(7):30, July 2007.

Adverse drug events under scrutiny…once-a-year osteoporosis treatment on the horizon?…oxybutynin patch calms busy bladders…FDA delays approval for prostate cancer vaccine…bird flu vaccine waits in the wings…novel tooth implant delivers drug doses

upFront: DRUG NEWS: PROSTATE CANCER


FDA delays vaccine approval

Nursing2007. 37(7):30, July 2007.

Adverse drug events under scrutiny…once-a-year osteoporosis treatment on the horizon?…oxybutynin patch calms busy bladders…FDA delays approval for prostate cancer vaccine…bird flu vaccine waits in the wings…novel tooth implant delivers drug doses

upFront: DRUG NEWS: PANDEMIC PREPARATION


Bird flu vaccine waits in the wings

Nursing2007. 37(7):31, July 2007.

Adverse drug events under scrutiny…once-a-year osteoporosis treatment on the horizon?…oxybutynin patch calms busy bladders…FDA delays approval for prostate cancer vaccine…bird flu vaccine waits in the wings…novel tooth implant delivers drug doses

upFront: DRUG NEWS: ORAL DISPENSING DEVICE


Sink your teeth into this

Nursing2007. 37(7):31, July 2007.

Adverse drug events under scrutiny…once-a-year osteoporosis treatment on the horizon?…oxybutynin patch calms busy bladders…FDA delays approval for prostate cancer vaccine…bird flu vaccine waits in the wings…novel tooth implant delivers drug doses

… & more: INSIGHTS ON DEATH & DYING: COMMUNICATION


… & more: INSIGHTS ON DEATH & DYING: UNEXPECTED DEATH


… & more: EYE ON DIAGNOSTICS


… & more: WOUND & SKIN CARE


… & more: SELF-TEST



What you need to know about cystic fibrosis

Gardner, Janelle

Nursing2007. 37(7):52-55, July 2007.

It's not just kid stuff any more—many people with CF now live well into adulthood. In this article, you'll get the facts you need to support and care for these patients.

CLINICAL ROUNDS: NEWS, UPDATES, RESEARCH: SUPPORTING SCHOOL NURSES


ANA takes students under its wing

Nursing2007. 37(7):33, July 2007.

The American Nurses Association calls for more school nurses…terminally ill patients who enter hospice live longer…raising bed rails doesn't prevent falls…and more.

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


Palliative drugs don't hasten death

Nursing2007. 37(7):33, July 2007.

The American Nurses Association calls for more school nurses…terminally ill patients who enter hospice live longer…raising bed rails doesn't prevent falls…and more.

CLINICAL ROUNDS: NEWS, UPDATES, RESEARCH: PATIENT SAFETY


Lower bed rails to help prevent falls

Nursing2007. 37(7):34, July 2007.

The American Nurses Association calls for more school nurses…terminally ill patients who enter hospice live longer…raising bed rails doesn't prevent falls…and more.

CLINICAL ROUNDS: NEWS, UPDATES, RESEARCH: STROKE SURVIVORS


“Wearable” robot gives patients a hand

Nursing2007. 37(7):34, July 2007.

The American Nurses Association calls for more school nurses…terminally ill patients who enter hospice live longer…raising bed rails doesn't prevent falls…and more.

CLINICAL ROUNDS: NEWS, UPDATES, RESEARCH: CARDIAC CARE


Good news about heart failure rates

Nursing2007. 37(7):34, July 2007.

The American Nurses Association calls for more school nurses…terminally ill patients who enter hospice live longer…raising bed rails doesn't prevent falls…and more.

CLINICAL ROUNDS: NEWS, UPDATES, RESEARCH: SURVEY RESPONSES


Are new nurses ready to care for patients?

Nursing2007. 37(7):34, July 2007.

The American Nurses Association calls for more school nurses…terminally ill patients who enter hospice live longer…raising bed rails doesn't prevent falls…and more.

CLINICAL ROUNDS: NEWS, UPDATES, RESEARCH: ANESTHESIA PROVIDERS


CRNAs deliver quality care

Nursing2007. 37(7):35, July 2007.

The American Nurses Association calls for more school nurses…terminally ill patients who enter hospice live longer…raising bed rails doesn't prevent falls…and more.

CLINICAL ROUNDS: NEWS, UPDATES, RESEARCH: ORGAN TRANSPLANTS


Warming up cold hearts

Nursing2007. 37(7):35, July 2007.

The American Nurses Association calls for more school nurses…terminally ill patients who enter hospice live longer…raising bed rails doesn't prevent falls…and more.

CLINICAL ROUNDS: NEWS, UPDATES, RESEARCH: HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS


Mental disorders often overlooked

Nursing2007. 37(7):35, July 2007.

The American Nurses Association calls for more school nurses…terminally ill patients who enter hospice live longer…raising bed rails doesn't prevent falls…and more.

CLINICAL ROUNDS: NEWS, UPDATES, RESEARCH: PACEMAKER FUNCTION


iPods don't make the heart sing

Nursing2007. 37(7):35, July 2007.

The American Nurses Association calls for more school nurses…terminally ill patients who enter hospice live longer…raising bed rails doesn't prevent falls…and more.

CE 2.0 ANCC/AACN CONTACT HOURS


Abdominal compartment syndrome: The pressure is on

Brush, Kathryn A.

Nursing2007. 37(7):36-41, July 2007.

Threatening multiple organ systems, this acute disorder has a high mortality rate. Learn how to take the pressure off by recognizing early warning signs and supporting your patient throughout treatment.

Are you up-to-date on diabetes medications?

Scemons, Donna

Nursing2007. 37(7):45-49, July 2007.

Brush up with this guide to the current arsenal of antihyperglycemic drugs so you can help your patients with diabetes minimize complications.

CE TEST


PHOTO GUIDE


Measuring intra-abdominal pressure

Brush, Kathryn A.

Nursing2007. 37(7):42-44, July 2007.

Learn the ins and outs of monitoring your patient's intra-abdominal pressure though an indwelling urinary catheter.

PATIENT EDUCATION SERIES


Diabetic retinopathy

Gattullo, Barbara Ann; Edelman, Maryann

Nursing2007. 37(7):51, July 2007.

Teach your patient how to guard against this devastating diabetes complication, then give her this handout to take home.

SHARING


The woman who lived on Rudyard Street

Hammer, Joyce

Nursing2007. 37(7):56, July 2007.

Catching me at a vulnerable moment, one of my first home-care clients touched me in a way that still influences how I practice nursing.

ACTION STAT




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