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November 2011 - Volume 41 - Issue 11
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


LETTERS


MEDICATION ERRORS


ADVICE P.R.N.


NEW TRANSITIONS


I.V. ROUNDS


PATIENT SAFETY


RESEARCH CORNER


DRUG NEWS


DRUG NEWS

Nursing. 41(11):26, November 2011.

Drug approved for late-stage non-small cell lung cancer...atypical antipsychotic can cause hypersensitivity reactions...higher doses of citalopram linked to cardiac conduction abnormalities...nonaspirin NSAIDs raise risk of miscarriage

CLINICAL ROUNDS


Clinical Rounds

Nursing. 41(11):27-29, November 2011.

Powdered gloves implicated in latex allergies...new device keeps hearts warm and beating until transplant...Brain Attack Coalition releases new recommendations for stroke...and more

COMBATING INFECTION


CLINICAL QUERIES


SELF TEST


ACTION STAT



Empowering nurses to improve patient nutrition

Citty, Sandra W.

Nursing. 41(11):51-53, November 2011.

Do you have trouble getting food and beverages for your patients between meals? Discover how nurses at one facility became empowered to improve this essential element of patient care.

CE Connection


Taming three high-risk chemotherapy complications

Held-Warmkessel, Jeanne

Nursing. 41(11):30-37, November 2011.

Update your knowledge about three potentially severe complications related to chemotherapy in adults—febrile neutropenia, nephrotoxicity, and enterotoxicity—so you'll be prepared to assess and educate your patient, and intervene quickly when necessary.

ISSUES IN OBESITY, PART 2: Obesity weighs heavily on lung function

Lawson, Robin; Pruitt, Bill

Nursing. 41(11):42-48, November 2011.

Discover how obesity contributes to the development of asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and obstructive sleep apnea. Then take steps to intervene effectively to help your patients reduce respiratory symptoms and improve quality of life.

SHARING


PROFESSIONAL GROWTH


Nursing U: a new concept for nursing orientation

Culley, Thomas; Babbie, Andrea; Clancey, Jeanne; More

Nursing. 41(11):59-61, November 2011.

Nursing orientation doesn't have to be dry and dull. Nurse educators can take this innovative approach, which resulted in giving new nurses a better learning experience. The bottom line? Fewer errors and a higher retention rate.


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