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April 2010 - Volume 40 - Issue 4
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


LETTER


LEGAL QUESTIONS


DRUG NEWS


DRUG NEWS

Nursing. 40(4):17, April 2010.

Antidepressant improves memory after stroke...new drug treats debilitating hand disorder...baseline metabolic screening for patients taking antipsychotic drugs falls short...I.V. lidocaine reduces need for opioids after surgery

ETHICAL PROBLEMS


MEDICATION ERRORS


CLINICAL ROUNDS


Clinical Rounds

Nursing. 40(4):21-23, April 2010.

Checklist system nearly eliminates CBSI in Michigan ICUs...many nurses poised to change jobs within a year...acronym helps clinicians assess patients' competence in an emergency...and more.

INSPIRING CHANGE


EYE ON DIAGNOSTICS


CLINICAL QUERIES


COMBATING INFECTION


ACTION STAT



Sepsis alert: Avoiding the shock

POWERS, KELLY A.; BURCHELL, PATRICIA L.

Nursing. 40(4):34-38, April 2010.

Sepsis kills. Your rapid response and aggressive care can help prevent shock and turn the tide for a critically ill patient.

Mass casualty events: Are you prepared?

Smith, Janice S.

Nursing. 40(4):40-45, April 2010.

In today's uncertain world, you have a professional responsibility to prepare for disaster response in your workplace and in your community. This article provides practical steps to help you develop your expertise.

Managing chronic pain in acute care Getting it right

D'Arcy, Yvonne

Nursing. 40(4):48-51, April 2010.

Many opioid-tolerant patients experiencing acute pain are undertreated because clinicians don't understand their complex needs. This article dispels myths and provides facts to support safe and effective pain management.

What's the 4-1-1 on "the first five"?

Tasota, Frederick J.; Clontz, Amy; Shatzer, Melanie; More

Nursing. 40(4):55-57, April 2010.

To improve response in the first 5 minutes after a cardiac arrest, these authors developed a successful program to prepare nursing staff to intervene more effectively.

Nursing2010 survey


SHARING


"Back in the day": What we can learn from outdated nursing practices

Ierardi, Janet A.

Nursing. 40(4):32-33, April 2010.

Reviewing outmoded assumptions and nursing routines from not so long ago reminds us that best-practice standards are constantly evolving.

PROFESSIONAL GROWTH


PATIENT EDUCATION SERIES



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