Journal Logo

August 2008 - Volume 38 - Issue 8
pp: 6-72,56cc1-56cc2

GUEST EDITORIAL


LETTER


upFront: MEDICATION ERROR: SUBLINGUAL NITROGLYCERIN


upFront: MEDICATION ERROR: DOSING ERRORS


upFront: MEDICATION ERROR: CHLORHEXIDINE ORAL RINSE


upFront: INSIGHTS ON DEATH & DYING: GRANDFATHER'S DEATH


upFront: INSIGHTS ON DEATH & DYING: MEDICATION ERROR


upFront: INSIGHTS ON DEATH & DYING: Funeral planning


upFront: NEW: TIME OUT


upFront: DEVICE SAFETY


upFront: CLINICAL DO'S & DON'TS


upFront: DRUG NEWS: DEMENTIA IN OLDER ADULTS


Antipsychotics risky, even for short-term use

Nursing. 38(8):17, August 2008.

Antipsychotics risky for older adults with dementia…oncology nurses call for better control of nausea and vomiting…proposed label changes would clarify risks in pregnancy…antidepressants may stave off poststroke depression…are vaptans the new miracle drugs?

upFront: DRUG NEWS: CHEMOTHERAPY-INDUCED NAUSEA


Nurses urge “zero tolerance” for CINV

Nursing. 38(8):17, August 2008.

Antipsychotics risky for older adults with dementia…oncology nurses call for better control of nausea and vomiting…proposed label changes would clarify risks in pregnancy…antidepressants may stave off poststroke depression…are vaptans the new miracle drugs?

upFront: DRUG NEWS: PREGNANCY AND BREAST-FEEDING


Proposed label changes will clarify risks

Nursing. 38(8):17-18, August 2008.

Antipsychotics risky for older adults with dementia…oncology nurses call for better control of nausea and vomiting…proposed label changes would clarify risks in pregnancy…antidepressants may stave off poststroke depression…are vaptans the new miracle drugs?

upFront: DRUG NEWS: “MIRACLE” DRUGS?


New drug class targets hyponatremia and many other conditions

Nursing. 38(8):18, August 2008.

Antipsychotics risky for older adults with dementia…oncology nurses call for better control of nausea and vomiting…proposed label changes would clarify risks in pregnancy…antidepressants may stave off poststroke depression…are vaptans the new miracle drugs?

upFront: DRUG NEWS: STROKE


Give antidepressants right away?

Nursing. 38(8):18, August 2008.

Antipsychotics risky for older adults with dementia…oncology nurses call for better control of nausea and vomiting…proposed label changes would clarify risks in pregnancy…antidepressants may stave off poststroke depression…are vaptans the new miracle drugs?

upFront: LEGAL QUESTIONS: MAINTAINING COMPETENCY


upFront: LEGAL QUESTIONS: LENDING PASSWORDS


Just say no

Nursing. 38(8):19, August 2008.

Maintaining competency…lending passwords…temporary license…unsafe staffing…can you let a minor see his chart?…policies and procedures for agency nurses

upFront: LEGAL QUESTIONS: TEMPORARY LICENSE


upFront: LEGAL QUESTIONS: UNSAFE STAFFING


upFront: LEGAL QUESTIONS: MINOR'S ACCESS TO CHART


upFront: LEGAL QUESTIONS: POLICIES AND PROCEDURES


When in Rome...

Nursing. 38(8):20, August 2008.

Maintaining competency…lending passwords…temporary license…unsafe staffing…can you let a minor see his chart?…policies and procedures for agency nurses

… & more: ABOUT NURSING2008®


upFront: PATIENT SAFETY


upFront: MYTHS & FACTS


… & more: ADVICE P.R.N.: First responder training


… & more: ADVICE P.R.N.: Dangerous objects


… & more: ADVICE P.R.N.: PCA safety


… & more: HEALTH MATTERS


… & more: WOUND & SKIN CARE


… & more: ETHICAL PROBLEMS: False allegations


… & more: ETHICAL PROBLEMS: NEW RESPONSIBILITIES


… & more: CHART SMART



NEWS, UPDATES, RESEARCH: COMMUNICATION


Giving families a call during surgery pays off

Nursing. 38(8):25, August 2008.

Patients' families appreciate regular updates during surgery…noninvasive ventilation may ease end-of-life symptoms better than standard oxygen therapy…malnutrition often overlooked in hospitalized older adults…and more.

NEWS, UPDATES, RESEARCH: DIABETES


Erectile dysfunction predicts CVD

Nursing. 38(8):25-26, August 2008.

Patients' families appreciate regular updates during surgery…noninvasive ventilation may ease end-of-life symptoms better than standard oxygen therapy…malnutrition often overlooked in hospitalized older adults…and more.

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


Noninvasive ventilation eases breathing

Nursing. 38(8):26, August 2008.

Patients' families appreciate regular updates during surgery…noninvasive ventilation may ease end-of-life symptoms better than standard oxygen therapy…malnutrition often overlooked in hospitalized older adults…and more.

NEWS, UPDATES, RESEARCH: INFECTION CONTROL


Investigate contamination with crime scene chemical

Nursing. 38(8):26, August 2008.

Patients' families appreciate regular updates during surgery…noninvasive ventilation may ease end-of-life symptoms better than standard oxygen therapy…malnutrition often overlooked in hospitalized older adults…and more.

NEWS, UPDATES, RESEARCH: COLONOSCOPY


Virtual biopsy yields real benefits

Nursing. 38(8):26-27, August 2008.

Patients' families appreciate regular updates during surgery…noninvasive ventilation may ease end-of-life symptoms better than standard oxygen therapy…malnutrition often overlooked in hospitalized older adults…and more.

NEWS, UPDATES, RESEARCH: GERIATRICS


Do you miss telltale signs of malnutrition?

Nursing. 38(8):27, August 2008.

Patients' families appreciate regular updates during surgery…noninvasive ventilation may ease end-of-life symptoms better than standard oxygen therapy…malnutrition often overlooked in hospitalized older adults…and more.

NEWS, UPDATES, RESEARCH: HEALTH LITERACY


Most Americans need help with health care

Nursing. 38(8):27, August 2008.

Patients' families appreciate regular updates during surgery…noninvasive ventilation may ease end-of-life symptoms better than standard oxygen therapy…malnutrition often overlooked in hospitalized older adults…and more.

NEWS, UPDATES, RESEARCH: UNEXPECTED INFANT DEATHS


Do bacteria play a role?

Nursing. 38(8):27, August 2008.

Patients' families appreciate regular updates during surgery…noninvasive ventilation may ease end-of-life symptoms better than standard oxygen therapy…malnutrition often overlooked in hospitalized older adults…and more.


Helping your patient after breast reconstruction

Stermer, Cynthia

Nursing. 38(8):28-32, August 2008.

If your patient chooses autologous reconstruction after a mastectomy, the surgeon will build a new breast from her own tissues. Here's how to manage her care, prevent complications, and help her heal.

Responding to pediatric poisoning

Madden, Maureen A.

Nursing. 38(8):52-55, August 2008.

Make sure you know how to respond when a child consumes a toxic substance, then teach all parents and caregivers how to prevent accidental poisonings.


Loosening the bonds of restrictive lung disease

Pruitt, Bill

Nursing. 38(8):34-39, August 2008.

Although you may be less familiar with restrictive lung disorders than with obstructive lung diseases, they aren't uncommon. Use this comprehensive review to help manage various disorders that hamper a patient's ability to inhale normally.

Managing long-term complications of HIV infection

Kirton, Carl A.

Nursing. 38(8):44-50, August 2008.

Now that patients with HIV are living longer, they face health challenges linked to long-term therapies. Here's how to help them prevent or manage common cardiovascular and metabolic complications.


Loosening the bonds of restrictive lung disease

Nursing. 38(8):39-40, August 2008.

Although you may be less familiar with restrictive lung disorders than with obstructive lung diseases, they aren't uncommon. Use this comprehensive review to help manage various disorders that hamper a patient's ability to inhale normally.

Managing long-term complications of HIV infection

Nursing. 38(8):50-51, August 2008.

Now that patients with HIV are living longer, they face health challenges linked to long-term therapies. Here's how to help them prevent or manage common cardiovascular and metabolic complications.





Show: