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February 2010 - Volume 40 - Issue 2
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


LETTER


LEGAL QUESTIONS


DRUG NEWS


DRUG NEWS

Nursing2010. 40(2):14-15, February 2010.

Patch for postherpetic neuralgia...combination treatment for pediatric asthma...ambrisentan effective for treating PAH over 2-year period...no gender difference in response to COPD therapy...ecstasy and sleep apnea

MEDICATION ERRORS


INSPIRING CHANGE


CLINICAL ROUNDS


clinical ROUNDS

Nursing2010. 40(2):21-23, February 2010.

Abusive behavior still common among healthcare professionals...opioids may encourage tumor growth...nursing again named the "most ethical" profession by consumers...and more.

ETHICAL PROBLEMS


INFOBYTES


WOUND & SKIN CARE


COMBATING INFECTION


CONTROLLING PAIN


PATIENT SAFETY


ACTION STAT



How to prevent and manage Tumor lysis syndrome

Held-Warmkessel, Jeanne

Nursing2010. 40(2):26-31, February 2010.

Refresh and update your knowledge about a life-threatening complication that challenges many patients undergoing cancer treatment.

New Drugs2010, PART 1

Hussar, Daniel A.

Nursing2010. 40(2):36-45, February 2010.

What you need to know about 16 recently marketed drugs, including new treatments for fibromyalgia, benign prostatic hyperplasia, rheumatoid arthritis, and overactive bladder.

PATIENT EDUCATION SERIES


SHARING


ISSUES IN NURSING


Tap the unique strengths of the millennial generation

Chambers, Patricia D.

Nursing2010. 40(2):48-51, February 2010.

These tech-savvy new nurses bring enthusiasm and energy to the nursing unit. Here's how to bridge the generation gap so everyone benefits.

CONTEST WINNER


Battling VAP from a new angle

Luttenberger, Kristen

Nursing2010. 40(2):52-55, February 2010.

Read this inspiring account of how nurses in one unit investigated the impact of head-of-bed elevation on rates of ventilator-associated pneumonia and initiated nursing practice changes that improved patient care.

PROFESSIONAL GROWTH


Top ten tips for fearless floating

Cita, Beth

Nursing2010. 40(2):57-58, February 2010.

If you're temporarily assigned to an unfamiliar unit, these guidelines will help you anticipate the challenges and meet them with confidence.


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