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October 2009 - Volume 39 - Issue 10
pp: 6-72

Editorial


Letter


upFront


upFront: DRUG NEWS


DRUG NEWS

Nursing. 39(10):16-17, October 2009.

Propoxyphene overdoses...aspirin at bedtime lowers ambulatory BP...practice guidelines for vancomycin treatment...some ACE inhibitors protect against dementia...anti-cholesterol drug approved

upFront: MEDICATION ERRORS


upFront: ETHICAL PROBLEMS


upFront: PATIENT SAFETY


upFront: I.V. ROUNDS


upFront: NEWS ? UPDATES ? RESEARCH


CLINICAL ROUNDS

Nursing. 39(10):29-31, October 2009.

Insights on how to keep veteran nurses happy...do bar codes reduce drug errors?...violence against ED nurses termed "highly prevalent"...and other nursing news.

...&more: COMBATING INFECTION


...&more: INFOBYTES


...&more: EYE ON DIAGNOSTICS


...&more: Action STAT



Overturning barriers to pain relief in older adults

D'Arcy, Yvonne

Nursing. 39(10):32-38, October 2009.

Older patients—and even some healthcare professionals—may have mistaken beliefs that stand in the way of effective pain management. This article reviews the latest practice guidelines and research findings supporting best practices for pain control in older adults.

Listen to your patients' stories

Haddon, Arlene

Nursing. 39(10):42-44, October 2009.

It's not idle chit-chat. Here's why encouraging patients to share their achievements, hopes, and fears helps you provide superior, individualized nursing care.

Pressure ulcers: The stakes just got higher

Meehan, Marge

Nursing. 39(10):45-47, October 2009.

To improve patient safety and ensure reimbursement, make sure you understand the new nursing assessment and documentation standards detailed here.

PATIENT EDUCATION SERIES



Overturning barriers to pain relief in older adults

Nursing. 39(10):38-39, October 2009.

Older patients—and even some healthcare professionals—may have mistaken beliefs that stand in the way of effective pain management. This article reviews the latest practice guidelines and research findings supporting best practices for pain control in older adults.

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