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March 2012 - Volume 42 - Issue 3
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


LETTERS


INSPIRING CHANGE


ADVICE P.R.N.


DRUG NEWS


DRUG NEWS

Nursing. 42(3):16, March 2012.

Don't confuse Durezol with Durasal...zoledronic acid improves breast cancer survival before menopause...older veterans fall victim to polypharmacy...mannitol improves lung function in patients with cystic fibrosis

MEDICATION ERRORS


MEDICATION ERRORS

Cohen, Michael R.

Nursing. 42(3):17, March 2012.

Mistaking a letter for a numeral...design flaw in rabies immune globulin label...misleading tablet markings...safety caps don't help if they're not used

TRANSITIONS


RESEARCH CORNER


CLINICAL ROUNDS


PATIENT SAFETY


CLINICAL QUERIES


SELF TEST


DRUG CHALLENGE


ACTION STAT



Pediatric hypertension: A cause for concern

Gill, Valerie; Edelman, MaryAnn

Nursing. 42(3):54-57, March 2012.

Although children and adolescents rarely show signs and symptoms of hypertension, this condition is a major risk factor for stroke and heart disease in adulthood. Learn how to help them modify risk factors now, before the damage is done.

CE Connection


Recognizing and preventing Acute stroke in women

Simmons, Susan

Nursing. 42(3):30-35, March 2012.

Women not only face a higher risk of stroke than men, but they're also more likely to experience less-recognized symptoms: altered mental status, headache, and dizziness. Educate your female patients about their unique risk factors and steps they can take to prevent this devastating event.

New Drugs2012 part I

Hussar, Daniel A.

Nursing. 42(3):38-45, March 2012.

What you need to know about 11 recently marketed drugs, including the first drug approved to treat systemic lupus erythematosus since 1955 and the first cephalosporin approved to treat methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

Patient Education Series


SHARING


PROFESSIONAL GROWTH


Magnet® hospitals are attracted to the BSN but what's in it for nurses?

Hawkins, Janice E.; Shell, Anita

Nursing. 42(3):50-52, March 2012.

As more hospitals apply for Magnet status, nurses might feel pressure from their employers to earn a BSN—but that's a good thing. This article explores the many benefits to nurses who earn a BSN, changing practice for the better.


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