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April 2012 - Volume 42 - Issue 4
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


LETTERS


DRUG NEWS


DRUG NEWS

Nursing. 42(4):9, April 2012.

Drug approved for advanced renal cell carcinoma...statin therapy improves survival after endovascular intervention for critical limb ischemia...VTE prophylaxis doesn't reduce mortality...genetics may play a role in drug-related osteonecrosis of the jaw

ETHICAL PROBLEMS


MEDICATION ERRORS


MEDICATION ERRORS

Cohen, Michael R.

Nursing. 42(4):11, April 2012.

Never use insulin pens on multiple patients...teach patients that APAP means acetaminophen...an I.V. syringe isn't a toy... eribulin confused with epirubicin

LEGAL QUESTIONS


INSPIRING CHANGE


STUDENT VOICES


CLINICAL ROUNDS


Clinical Rounds

Nursing. 42(4):19-21, April 2012.

Extra precautions recommended for patients with minor head injuries who take warfarin...nurses' miscarriages linked to antineoplastic drugs and sterilizing agents...new practice guidelines support blood glucose testing for all patients at hospital admission...and more

PATIENT SAFETY


CLINICAL QUERIES


COMBATING INFECTION


INFOBYTES


ACTION STAT



New hope for those with Hereditary Angioedema

Pepe, June; Bielory, Leonard

Nursing. 42(4):43-46, April 2012.

Be on the lookout for this rare, life-threatening genetic disorder. Then learn about new treatments that are improving patient outcomes.

Pump it up with an LVAD left ventricular assist device

Rowland, Charles A.

Nursing. 42(4):47-50, April 2012.

As the number of patients with left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) increases, you'll see more of these patients in hospitals and community health centers. Be prepared to care for them by pumping up your knowledge with this review.

CE Connection


Managing alcohol withdrawal in hospitalized patients

Elliott, Dolores Y.; Geyer, Christopher; Lionetti, Thomas; More

Nursing. 42(4):22-30, April 2012.

As many as one in five patients admitted to a hospital has an alcohol use disorder, but identifying them isn't always easy. Review the latest guidelines for assessing these patients, recognizing signs and symptoms of alcohol withdrawal, and intervening to keep them safe.

Sounding the alarm for patients with obstructive sleep apnea

Simmons, Susan; Pruitt, Bill

Nursing. 42(4):34-41, April 2012.

Characterized by many apneic and hypopneic periods during the sleep cycle, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) affects up to 7% of men and 5% of women. Because it's often unrecognized and untreated, it can cause significant health and employment problems. Here's how to assess patients for OSA, educate them and their families, and help them manage their condition.

PATIENT EDUCATION SERIES


PROFESSIONAL GROWTH


An inside look at correctional health nursing

Gerber, Lois

Nursing. 42(4):52-56, April 2012.

Correctional health nurses fill a complex role essential to a well-run prison healthcare system. Explore whether this rewarding career path is for you.

SHARING



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