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August 2010 - Volume 40 - Issue 8
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


LETTERS


ETHICAL PROBLEMS


INSPIRING CHANGE


LEGAL QUESTIONS


DRUG NEWS


DRUG NEWS

Nursing. 40(8):18, August 2010.

Yearly dose of vitamin D linked to more falls in older women...dopamine agonists may trigger compulsive behaviors...early antibiotic use in COPD decreases complications

MEDICATION ERRORS


CLINICAL ROUNDS


clinical ROUNDS

Nursing. 40(8):21-23, August 2010.

Hyperoxia after cardiac arrest linked to higher in-hospital mortality...working in an overcrowded nursing unit associated with depression...simple change in eyeglasses reduces falls in active older adults...and more.

CLINICAL QUERIES


COMBATING INFECTION


PATIENT SAFETY


INFOBYTES


Action STAT



Sjögren: syndrome More than dry eyes

Pullen, Richard L. Jr.; Hall, Deborah A.

Nursing. 40(8):36-41, August 2010.

Learn to recognize and assess this common autoimmune disease, then follow these guidelines to help improve your patient's quality of life and minimize complications.

Understanding hypercoagulopathies

Gigler, Corin R.; Oertel, Lynn B.

Nursing. 40(8):52-56, August 2010.

Inappropriate or excessive clotting can lead to potentially fatal thrombosis. Update your knowledge about managing hypercoagulability states with this comprehensive review.

How to manage pain in addicted patients

D'Arcy, Yvonne

Nursing. 40(8):60-64, August 2010.

Does administering large opioid doses to treat acute pain exacerbate addiction issues? This article clears up persistent myths about addiction and pain relief, and discusses how to manage acute pain in a patient addicted to opioids.

CE Connection


Handle older trauma patients with care

Bartley, Marilyn K.; Shiflett, Lori A.

Nursing. 40(8):24-29, August 2010.

It's not your imagination—more older adults are becoming trauma victims. Be prepared to provide immediate care for an injured older patient while warding off life-threatening complications.

Pediatric burns: Initial response, lasting effects

Green, Tracy E.

Nursing. 40(8):42-49, August 2010.

When a child is burned, your appropriate and timely response will improve the odds of survival and successful rehabilitation. Here's what you need to know.

Patient Education Series


PROFESSIONAL GROWTH


SHARING



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