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June 2010 - Volume 40 - Issue 6
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


LETTERS


LEGAL QUESTIONS


MEDICATION ERRORS


ETHICAL PROBLEMS


DRUG NEWS


DRUG NEWS

Nursing. 40(6):17, June 2010.

Analgesics lower breast and ovarian cancer risks...e-prescribing cuts drug errors significantly...NSAID studied as an antidiabetic drug...many older ED patients receive inappropriate drugs

DEVICE SAFETY


CLINICAL ROUNDS


clinical ROUNDS

Nursing. 40(6):21-23, June 2010.

Mandatory nurse-to-patient staffing ratios reduce mortality...rotating shifts linked to irritable bowel syndrome in nurses...new guidelines for managing symptoms of Parkinson disease...and more.

COMBATING INFECTION


I.V. ROUNDS


CONTROLLING PAIN


CLINICAL QUERIES


INFOBYTES


ACTION STAT



Caring for an adult with Down syndrome

Heavey, Elizabeth; Peterson-Sweeney, Kathy

Nursing. 40(6):53-56, June 2010.

Many people with Down syndrome live into their 40s and beyond. Explore healthcare issues facing them as they mature and age so you can provide optimal care for the patient and family.

How to perform a 60-second neurologic exam

Vacca, Vincent M. Jr.

Nursing. 40(6):58-59, June 2010.

The basic assessment described here takes little time, yet it can help you identify neurologic deficits that may signal an important change in your patient's condition.

CE Connection


Summer emergencies: Can you take the heat?

Laskowski-Jones, Linda

Nursing. 40(6):24-31, June 2010.

The great outdoors is full of hazards. Be prepared to respond to these common warm-weather emergencies: heat illness, drowning, lightning strike, bee and wasp stings, and snakebite.

New drugs2010 PART 2

Hussar, Daniel A.

Nursing. 40(6):35-44, June 2010.

What you need to know about 14 recently marketed drugs, including new treatments for diabetes, refractory leukemia, cervical dystonia, and schizophrenia.

PATIENT EDUCATION SERIES


SHARING


PROFESSIONAL GROWTH


Write a resignation letter without burning your bridges

Smith, Linda S.

Nursing. 40(6):51-52, June 2010.

There might be 50 ways to leave your employer—but only one right way. Take the high road with the positive and professional approach outlined here.


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