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September 2010 - Volume 40 - Issue 9
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


LETTERS


ADVICE P.R.N.


DRUG NEWS


INSPIRING CHANGE


MEDICATION ERRORS


INSIGHTS ON DEATH AND DYING


CLINICAL ROUNDS


Clinical Rounds

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Nursing. 40(9):21-23, September 2010.

Family-centered rounds for pediatric patients...end-of-life care in hospitals termed "burdensome" ...new rules proposed for family visitation...and more.

CLINICAL QUERIES


DEVICE SAFETY


COMBATING INFECTION


DRUG CHALLENGE


ACTION STAT



10 tips for documenting domestic violence

Lentz, Linda

Nursing. 40(9):53-55, September 2010.

By following this advice, you can avoid documentation pitfalls that might compromise a legal action or prevent your patient from getting needed assistance.

Targeting the red-hot danger of inflammatory breast cancer

Morris, Lisa

Nursing. 40(9):58-62, September 2010.

Rare, atypical, and often deadly, this form of breast cancer can be mistaken for a simple infection. Review the latest guidelines to help your patient beat the odds.

CE Connection


Back to basics: Identifying and managing acute spinal cord injury

Nayduch, Donna A.

Nursing. 40(9):24-31, September 2010.

Over half of patients with spinal cord injuries are adolescents or young adults. Refresh your knowledge about the causes and types of injury, then focus on assessing and caring for patients as they begin recovery from a life-changing event.

Sounding the alarm about metabolic syndrome

Bolton, Margaret M.

Nursing. 40(9):34-40, September 2010.

A shocking 34% of Americans over age 20 meet the criteria for metabolic syndrome. Be alert for five telltale risk factors and intervene to help patients avoid dangerous consequences such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

PATIENT EDUCATION SERIES


SHARING


Medical emergency at 30,000 feet

Glover, Carol

Nursing. 40(9):42-45, September 2010.

Talk about flying without a net: This nurse took charge of an unusual in-flight crisis without hospital equipment, protocols, or colleagues to back her up.

PROFESSIONAL GROWTH



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