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July 2011 - Volume 41 - Issue 7
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


LETTERS


ADVICE P.R.N.


MEDICATION ERRORS


INSPIRING CHANGE


WOUND & SKIN CARE


DRUG NEWS


DRUG NEWS

Nursing. 41(7):18, July 2011.

New treatment for type 2 diabetes...FDA issues guidance for measuring liquid medications...oral drugs compared to inhaled steroids for treating asthma...anemia drug increases risk of cardiovascular events

CONTROLLING PAIN


CLINICAL QUERIES


CLINICAL ROUNDS


COMBATING INFECTION


SELF TEST


ACTION STAT



Take the "hyper" out of pharmacotherapy

Messina, Barbara Ann M.; Escallier, Lori A.

Nursing. 41(7):51-53, July 2011.

Chances are, many of your older patients are taking more medications than they need. These tips and guidelines will help you assess their drug regimen and eliminate medications that increase their risk of falls and other complications.

Listen closely to detect healthcare-associated pneumonia

Dobbin, Kathleen; Howard, Valerie

Nursing. 41(7):59-62, July 2011.

Acquired in healthcare settings, this new category of pneumonia is more complicated and potentially more deadly than community-acquired pneumonia. Here's how to recognize and manage this emerging threat.

CE Connection


Inside intentional self-injury

Myer, Tina

Nursing. 41(7):26-31, July 2011.

Do you suspect your patient's injury was self-inflicted? When you recognize the signs, take these steps to help your patient avoid this dangerously destructive, addictive behavior.

Recognizing and managing rheumatoid arthritis

Simmons, Susan

Nursing. 41(7):34-39, July 2011.

This chronic and disabling autoimmune disease can shorten a patient's life by 5 to 15 years. Update your knowledge about treatment strategies and lifestyle changes to help your patient manage symptoms and remain active.

PATIENT EDUCATION SERIES


SHARING


Fluid and Electrolyte Series


Balancing act: Na+ Sodium K+ Potassium

Crawford, Ann; Harris, Helene

Nursing. 41(7):44-50, July 2011.

An imbalance between these two key electrolytes can be disastrous for your patient. Make sure you can recognize trouble early and intervene appropriately by reading this in-depth review. This is the second in a series of articles on fluids and electrolytes.

PROFESSIONAL GROWTH



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