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March 2011 - Volume 41 - Issue 3
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


LETTERS


DRUG NEWS


DRUG NEWS

Nursing. 41(3):11, March 2011.

Dronedarone can cause severe hepatic injury...cough suppressant linked to fatal overdoses in kids...lacosamide improves seizure control in adults...fluoxetine improves motor function after ischemic stroke

INSIGHTS ON DEATH & DYING


MEDICATION ERRORS


MEDICATION ERRORS

Cohen, Michael R.

Nursing. 41(3):13, March 2011.

Military or conventional time?...lab changes in serum creatinine calculation after carboplatin dosing...Hospira look-alikes...Dakin solution mistakenly given I.V.

ADVICE P.R.N.


STUDENT VOICES


CLINICAL ROUNDS


Clinical Rounds

Nursing. 41(3):19-21, March 2011.

Nurses again rate highest in honesty and ethics poll...guideline-based interventions managed by nurses shown to improve outcomes...how to tackle MSRA infections...and more

DEVICE SAFETY


CONTROLLING PAIN


DRUG CHALLENGE


COMBATING INFECTION


SELF TEST


CLINICAL QUERIES


ACTION STAT



Hot or cold? Treating cellulitis

Wessinger, Lucy; Marotta, Rebecca; Kelechi, Teresa J.

Nursing. 41(3):46-48, March 2011.

Refresh your knowledge of this acute infection, then explore the evidence for treating cellulitis with hot or cold adjuvant therapy.

Tapping incretin-based therapy for type 2 diabetes

Appel, Susan J.

Nursing. 41(3):49-51, March 2011.

Incretin mimetics are exciting new drugs that offer two significant advantages over many other antidiabetic medications: They don't cause weight gain and they're unlikely to cause hypoglycemia. Learn more about them here.

CE Connection


Limiting the damage from Acute kidney injury

Ali, Becky; Gray-Vickrey, Peg

Nursing. 41(3):22-31, March 2011.

Your role in early detection and management of AKI is vital, especially for older adults. Learn the pathophysiology of this complex condition and help patients regain optimal functioning.

STROKE, PART 2: Respond aggressively to hemorrhagic stroke

Mink, Janice; Miller, Julie

Nursing. 41(3):36-42, March 2011.

By responding aggressively and performing careful serial neurologic assessments, you can help prevent death and minimize disability.

SHARING


PATIENT EDUCATION SERIES


PROFESSIONAL GROWTH


Thinking of going back to school? Just do it!

Smith, Linda S.

Nursing. 41(3):52-55, March 2011.

Consider the many benefits of obtaining more education and take the plunge! This article outlines the practical steps you need to reach your goal.


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