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December 2011 - Volume 41 - Issue 12
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


LETTERS


LETTERS

Temple, Mary Lou; Atkinson, Marjorie; Atkinson, Chuck; More

Nursing. 41(12):8-10, December 2011.

Raising concerns about palliative sedation...avoiding hypertensive emergencies...I.V. flushing facts...addressing staffing issues

ETHICAL PROBLEMS


MEDICATION ERRORS


LEGAL QUESTIONS


STUDENT VOICES


DRUG NEWS


DRUG NEWS

Nursing. 41(12):18, December 2011.

Drug approved to treat ulcerative colitis in children...tamoxifen may raise diabetes risk...common antiemetic linked to dangerous ECG changes...new approval for rare genetic disorder...some dietary supplements may increase prostate cancer risk

INSPIRING CHANGE


PATIENT SAFETY


CLINICAL ROUNDS


CONTROLLING PAIN


CLINICAL QUERIES


ACTION STAT



Nursing2011 survey results: Blood exposure risk during peripheral I.V. catheter insertion and removal

Jagger, Janine; Perry, Jane; Parker, Ginger; More

Nursing. 41(12):45-49, December 2011.

Last spring, Nursing2011 asked nurses nationwide to take part in a survey exploring blood exposure risks associated with inserting or removing short peripheral I.V. catheters. Read these results to determine whether you and your facility are following current standards and best practices to minimize risks.

Beyond mainstream: Making the case for fecal bacteriotherapy

Myers, Frank

Nursing. 41(12):50-53, December 2011.

This headline-grabbing treatment for Clostridium difficile-associated gastrointestinal disease is gaining support among infectious disease experts. Learn why a fecal transplant can fight stubborn bacterial infections, when it's indicated, and how you should educate and support your patient.

13 tips for surviving the 12-hour shift

Kolasa, Kathryn M; Firnhaber, Gina Cahoon

Nursing. 41(12):55-60, December 2011.

Do you find yourself skipping meals, avoiding exercise, and feeling fatigued when you work 12-hour shifts? These practical tips will help you survive and thrive.

CE Connection


Getting “hip” to hip hemiarthroplasty

Nagle, Judith A.

Nursing. 41(12):28-34, December 2011.

A hip fracture can be a life-changing event for your patient. Here, you'll review normal joint anatomy, hip fracture types, and the goals of arthroplasty. Then take steps to prepare your patient for surgery and prevent hip dislocation and other complications afterward.

Focus on central venous pressure monitoring in an acute care setting

Burchell, Patricia L.; Powers, Kelly A.

Nursing. 41(12):38-43, December 2011.

CVP monitoring has become the standard of care for many patients in acute care settings. Refresh and update your knowledge of CVP monitoring, including recommended catheter insertion sites, best practices for patient care, and troubleshooting equipment problems.

SHARING


Too good for this world

Brunner, Robin K.

Nursing. 41(12):36-37, December 2011.

One Christmas Eve, all my experience as a nurse and as a human being came together in support of an Amish family facing an unthinkable tragedy.

PATIENT EDUCATION SERIES



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