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January 2012 - Volume 42 - Issue 1
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


LETTERS


ADVICE P.R.N.


TRANSITIONS


MEDICATION ERRORS


RESEARCH CORNER


DRUG NEWS


DRUG NEWS

Nursing. 42(1):18-19, January 2012.

Drug approved for iron overload...combination drug for diabetes and dyslipidemia...new medication for severe form of epilepsy...dasatinib increases risk of pulmonary arterial hypertension...thyroid testing for patients taking antineoplastics...NSAIDs help some women with colorectal cancer...three-drug regimen for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis found harmful

CLINICAL ROUNDS


Clinical Rounds

Nursing. 42(1):23-25, January 2012.

New report on violence against ED nurses...treatment bundles prevent central line-associated bloodstream infections in children...glove use linked to poor hand hygiene...and more.

INSPIRING CHANGE


PATIENT SAFETY


WOUND & SKIN CARE


CLINICAL QUERIES


ACTION STAT



Nursing2012 Horizontal violence survey report

Dumont, Cheryl; Meisinger, Sandy; Whitacre, Mary Jo; More

Nursing. 42(1):44-49, January 2012.

Last spring, Nursing2011 asked nurses to take part in a survey identifying the prevalence of bullying among colleagues in the workplace, also called horizontal violence. Explore the survey results and consider whether your facility is part of the problem or part of the solution.

Suddenly losing our expert

Salmore, Rochelle

Nursing. 42(1):50-53, January 2012.

How would you feel if you lost a close friend and colleague without warning? Learn how one group of staff members faced their grief after such a loss.

Think “SAFE”: Four crucial elements for diabetes education

Hughes, Lucille

Nursing. 42(1):58-61, January 2012.

Many patients newly diagnosed with diabetes are overwhelmed by all they need to learn before discharge. Improve their learning experience by using the SAFE acronym: signs and symptoms, administration, finger-stick testing, and emergency numbers.

CE Connection


Is your patient high on “bath salts”?

McGraw, Mark M.

Nursing. 42(1):26-32, January 2012.

This new designer drug has nothing to do with bathing. Learn all about this illicit synthetic stimulant and its dangerous effects so you can provide appropriate and safe nursing care to potentially violent patients who've ingested it.

SHARING


CE Connection: FLUID AND ELECTROLYTE SERIES


Fluid and Electrolyte Series Balancing act: Calcium & phosphorus

Crawford, Ann; Harris, Helene

Nursing. 42(1):36-42, January 2012.

Review the roles of calcium and phosphorus in the body, then follow these guidelines to assess and care for patients experiencing imbalances of these important electrolytes. This is the fourth in a series of articles on fluid and electrolyte balance.

PATIENT EDUCATION SERIES



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