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August 2011 - Volume 41 - Issue 8
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


LETTERS


ETHICAL PROBLEMS


LEGAL QUESTIONS


MEDICATION ERRORS


MEDICATION ERRORS

Cohen, Michael R.

Nursing2011. 41(8):14, August 2011.

Avoid Broselow tape confusion...some orally disintegrating tablets clog tubes and syringes...beware of this I.V. pole hazard...skin test mix-up

DRUG NEWS


STUDENT VOICES


INSPIRING CHANGE


CLINICAL ROUNDS


Clinical Rounds

Nursing2011. 41(8):23-25, August 2011.

Do patients treated for cardiac arrest receive too much oxygen?...nonphysician teams perform well in the ICU...insights into why patients chose DNR status...and more.

I.V. ROUNDS


COMBATING INFECTION


INFOBYTES


PATIENT SAFETY


ACTION STAT



Spotlight on sphincter of Oddi dysfunction

Pfadt, Ellen; Carlson, Dorothy S.

Nursing2011. 41(8):42-45, August 2011.

When not working properly, this tiny muscle can be the source of severe pain. Be prepared to support your patient before and after diagnosis.

Is palliative sedation right for your patient?

Arnstein, Paul R.; Robinson, Ellen M.

Nursing2011. 41(8):50-54, August 2011.

Explore the clinical and ethical implications of administering sedation at the end of life to relieve intractable suffering.

CE Connection


Recognizing the face of dehydration

Collins, Magdalena; Claros, Edith

Nursing2011. 41(8):26-31, August 2011.

Older adults are especially prone to dehydration, a potentially fatal condition in these vulnerable patients. Be alert for the signs and symptoms, then intervene to improve your patients' hydration status and quench complications.

Bad breaks A nurse's guide to distal radius fractures

Voda, Sandra C.

Nursing2011. 41(8):34-40, August 2011.

These wrist injuries are the most common upper extremity fractures in both younger and older adults. Here you'll learn how to provide initial nursing care, anticipate the appropriate treatment, and teach the patient about self care during recovery.

PATIENT EDUCATION SERIES


PROFESSIONAL GROWTH


Creating a foundation for a Just Culture workplace

Shepard, Leslee H.

Nursing2011. 41(8):46-48, August 2011.

Learn how this fully transparent process helps nurses avoid errors and learn from their mistakes—without fear of reprisal.


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