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February 2009 - Volume 39 - Issue 2
pp: 6-72

GUEST EDITORIAL


LETTER



LEGAL QUESTION: NOT FOLLOWING AN ORDER


LEGAL QUESTION: OBTAINING INFORMED CONSENT


MEDICATION ERROR: PINT-SIZED PROBLEM


MEDICATION ERROR: PREVENTING LOOK-ALIKE DRUG NAME ERROR


CLINICAL DO'S & DON'TS


DRUG NEWS: TREATING COPD


DRUG NEWS: HYPERTENSION MANAGEMENT


DRUG NEWS: CABG SURGERY


DRUG NEWS: TAPENTADOL HCL


DRUG NEWS: CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICATIONS


DRUG NEWS: VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM


MYTHS & FACTS


ETHICAL PROBLEM: GERIATRIC CARE


ETHICAL PROBLEM: MEDICAL FUTILITY


ETHICAL PROBLEM: ADVANCE DIRECTIVES


ETHICAL PROBLEM: HIV DIAGNOSIS


PATIENT SAFETY


COMBATING INFECTION


NEWS, UPDATES, RESEARCH: CLINICAL ROUND: NICOTINE ADDICTION


NEWS, UPDATES, RESEARCH: CLINICAL ROUND: C. DIFFICILE INFECTION


NEWS, UPDATES, RESEARCH: CLINICAL ROUND: UNDIAGNOSED DIABETES


NEWS, UPDATES, RESEARCH: CLINICAL ROUND: NATIONAL ETHICS POLL


NEWS, UPDATES, RESEARCH: CLINICAL ROUND: ROBOT TECHNOLOGY


NEWS, UPDATES, RESEARCH: CLINICAL ROUND: SURVEY RESPONSES


NEWS, UPDATES, RESEARCH: CLINICAL ROUND: HOSPITAL CARE


NEWS, UPDATES, RESEARCH: CLINICAL ROUND: MORTALITY DECLINES


NEWS, UPDATES, RESEARCH: CLINICAL ROUND: HAND HYGIENE


NEWS, UPDATES, RESEARCH: CLINICAL ROUND: IN-HOSPITAL CARDIAC ARREST



Article


2.0 ANCC/AACN CONTACT HOURS


An upward trend in motorcycle crashes

Pirrung, Joan M.; Woods, Pamela

Nursing. 39(2):28-33, February 2009.

Is your team ready to manage the care of a patient who has complex injuries from a motorcycle crash? Follow our case study to make sure you're up to speed on this increasingly common cause of trauma.

3.3 ANCC/AACN CONTACT HOURS: 3.0 PHARMACOLOGY CREDITS


NEW DRUGS 09: part 1

Hussar, Daniel A.

Nursing. 39(2):41-49, February 2009.

Here's what you need to know about 10 new drugs, including a subcutaneous injection for opioid-induced constipation and a drug for postoperative ileus.


Connection




Improving HANDOFF COMMUNICATION

Mascioli, Susan; Laskowski-Jones, Linda; Urban, Sharon; More

Nursing. 39(2):52-55, February 2009.

Breakdowns in communication are behind 65% of all sentinel events. Find out how one team improved handoff communication and enhanced patient care.



CONTROLLING PAIN


INFOBYTES: From the Internet to Informatics


CLINICAL QUERIES


ACTION STAT


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