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August 2009 - Volume 39 - Issue 8
pp: 6-64

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DRUG NEWS

Nursing. 39(8):10-11, August 2009.

Fenofibrate reduces amputation risk...naproxen seems safer for patients with heart disease...breakthroughs reported with cancer vaccines...proton pump inhibitors linked to hospital-acquired pneumonia...unique liquid embolic system repairs cerebral aneurysms

upFront: NEWS ? UPDATES ? RESEARCH


...& more: WOUND & SKIN CARE


...& more: CONTROLLING PAIN


...& more: COMBATING INFECTION


...& more: INFOBYTES


...& more: Action STAT



Putting a face on systemic lupus erythematosus

Pullen, Richard L. Jr.; Brewer, Sharon; Ballard, Adonna

Nursing. 39(8):22-28, August 2009.

Learn why this unpredictable autoimmune disorder is often called "the great imitator" and teach your patient how to manage the highly variable signs and symptoms.

The dark side of SSRIs: selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors

Inott, Theresa J.

Nursing. 39(8):31-33, August 2009.

Be prepared to intervene if your patient has an adverse reaction from taking—or abruptly discontinuing—one of these powerful antidepressants.

How to care for a patient with a tracheostomy

Regan, Elizabeth Neville; Dallachiesa, Lisa

Nursing. 39(8):34-39, August 2009.

In almost any clinical setting, you could find yourself caring for a patient with a ‘trach.’ Provide the expert care outlined here to protect him from complications.

Lost in the fog: Understanding "chemo brain"

Hafner, Donna L.

Nursing. 39(8):42-45, August 2009.

Cognitive impairment from chemotherapy is poorly understood but very real. Here's what we know about it and how you can help your patient cope.

Prevent infections with good denture care

Frazer, Cynthia A.; Frazer, Robert Q.; Byron, Raymond J.

Nursing. 39(8):50-53, August 2009.

Don't brush off this "routine" intervention. Making it a priority can lower the risk of serious infections in vulnerable patients.

PATIENT EDUCATION SERIES



Putting a face on systemic lupus erythematosus

Nursing. 39(8):28-29, August 2009.

Learn why this unpredictable autoimmune disorder is often called "the great imitator" and teach your patient how to manage the highly variable signs and symptoms.

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