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December 2010 - Volume 40 - Issue 12
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


LETTERS


ETHICAL PROBLEMS


LEGAL QUESTIONS


MEDICATION ERRORS


DRUG NEWS


DRUG NEWS

Nursing. 40(12):16, December 2010.

Vaccine for patients with glioblastoma doubles survival... preventive treatment for chronic migraine...fish oil doesn't prevent postpartum depression...combined hormone therapy increases breast cancer risk

INSPIRING CHANGE


CLINICAL ROUNDS


Clinical Rounds

Nursing. 40(12):21-23, December 2010.

Experts recommend an expanded role for nurses in all areas of healthcare...practical checklist covers criteria for competent pediatric care in the ED...keeping an ICU diary helps prevent posttraumatic stress disorder in critically ill patients...and more.

CLINICAL QUERIES


CONTROLLING PAIN


PATIENT SAFETY


SELF TEST


COMBATING INFECTION


WOUND & SKIN CARE


INFOBYTES


ACTION STAT



Keeping your cool with difficult family members

Boudreaux, Arlene

Nursing. 40(12):48-51, December 2010.

When you're involved with patient care, dealing with family members who are aggressive or disruptive sometimes comes with the territory. Here, you'll learn effective strategies for defusing tense situations and restoring a sense of control to distressed family members.

CE Connection


Preventing catheter-associated UTIs: Survey report

Dumont, Cheryl; Wakeman, Janine

Nursing. 40(12):24-30, December 2010.

How well do you and your colleagues follow accepted guidelines for preventing this dangerous hospital-acquired condition? Read the results of our national survey and make sure you're current on best practices for eliminating preventable catheter-related infections.

Determining brain death: A review of evidence-based guidelines

Hills, Teresa E.

Nursing. 40(12):34-40, December 2010.

Familiarize yourself with the latest updates issued by the American Academy of Neurology discussed here, and make sure you understand brain death criteria so you can educate and support grieving family members.

PATIENT EDUCATION SERIES


SHARING


PROFESSIONAL GROWTH


It all started on Kilimanjaro Our lives as travel nurses

Simon, R. Bryan; Simon, Debbie A.

Nursing. 40(12):44-47, December 2010.

Ever dreamed of travel nursing? This couple's success at mixing business with pleasure may fire your enthusiasm. No matter where you work, you can use their five strategies for success to give your career a boost.


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