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December 2009 - Volume 39 - Issue 12
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


LETTER


upFront: LEGAL QUESTIONS


upFront: CLINICAL DO'S & DON'TS


upFront: DRUG NEWS


DRUG NEWS

Nursing2009. 39(12):14, December 2009.

New formulation of metoclopramide approved... thiazolidinediones may increase fracture risk... promising treatment for pulmonary arterial hypertension...beta-blockers linked to cataracts

upFront: MEDICATION ERRORS


upFront: PATIENT SAFETY


upFront: DOING IT BETTER


upFront: NEWS ? UPDATES ? RESEARCH


CLINICAL ROUNDS

Nursing2009. 39(12):21-23, December 2009.

Nurse-led counseling improves quality of life in terminally ill patients...hospital culture affects mortality rates...obese patients may be undertreated with antibiotics in the ED...and other nursing news.

...& more: ETHICAL PROBLEMS


...& more: CONTROLLING PAIN


...& more: HEALTHIER AGING


...& more: Action STAT



Nursing2009® I.V. infection control survey report

Delahanty, Kim M.; Myers, Frank Edward III

Nursing2009. 39(12):24-30, December 2009.

Do nurses consistently adhere to evidence-based standards and best practices for infection control? Read the results of our nationwide survey on infusion therapy practices to learn where we need to improve.

On the alert for pulmonary arterial hypertension

Vacca, Vincent M. Jr.

Nursing2009. 39(12):36-40, December 2009.

Refresh your knowledge about this progressive disorder. By recognizing it and intervening early, you could help extend your patient's life.

Improving nursing practice with genomics

Pestka, Elizabeth L.; Burbank, Katherine F.; Junglen, Laura M.

Nursing2009. 39(12):50-53, December 2009.

Be prepared to provide care and educate patients based on the increasingly important science of genetics and environmental influences.

Understanding abdominal compartment syndrome

Forrant, John A.

Nursing2009. 39(12):58-59, December 2009.

By recognizing intra-abdominal hypertension early, you can help your patient avoid this potentially devastating complication.

PATIENT EDUCATION SERIES


TIME OUT


PROFESSIONAL GROWTH


Sweet steps to an active nursing research program

Moore, Stacey S.; Singleton, Wendy W.

Nursing2009. 39(12):47-49, December 2009.

Based on candy taste preferences, an innovative research project helps bring a hospital's research program up to Magnet standards.


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