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June 2012 - Volume 42 - Issue 6
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


LETTERS


DRUG NEWS


DRUG NEWS

Nursing. 42(6):10, June 2012.

Monoclonal antibody decreases severity of plaque psoriasis...diagnostic agent approved for PET brain imaging...I.V. glucose-insulin-potassium doesn't improve outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndromes...new drug treats anemia in adults on dialysis

LEGAL QUESTIONS


ETHICAL PROBLEMS


MEDICATION ERRORS


STUDENT VOICES


INSPIRING CHANGE


CLINICAL ROUNDS


PATIENT SAFETY


CLINICAL QUERIES


COMBATING INFECTION


INFOBYTES


ACTION STAT



Managing fatigue in patients with multiple sclerosis

Johnson, Carolyn M.

Nursing. 42(6):26-29, June 2012.

For many patients with multiple sclerosis, fatigue is the most debilitating symptom. Explore how these patients experience fatigue and learn strategies to help them improve their quality of life.

Mitochondrial diseases: Problems in the power plant

Reiner, Gail; Panyard-Davis, Jan

Nursing. 42(6):51-56, June 2012.

Dysfunction of three or more organ systems without a unifying diagnosis signifies the need to evaluate a patient for mitochondrial disease. Delve into the various manifestations of these diseases, which sometimes cause serious disabilities or early death, and learn about the testing, care, and education patients and their families need.

CE Connection


Is this patient with heart failure a candidate for ultrafiltration?

Streets, Kara W.; Vickers, Sharon M.

Nursing. 42(6):30-36, June 2012.

Using convection to remove sodium and water from volume-overloaded patients, ultrafiltration effectively treats certain patients with heart failure without significantly disturbing their vital signs, serum electrolytes, renal function, or intravascular volume. Discover how this easily instituted treatment can reduce length of stay and readmissions for some patients with heart failure.

Preventing central line-associated bloodstream infections CLABSI

Dumont, Cheryl; Nesselrodt, Denise

Nursing. 42(6):41-46, June 2012.

Applying the latest evidence-based recommendations for CLABSI prevention can dramatically decrease infection rates. Review the evidence here, then find out how applying current best-practice recommendations can reduce complications and prevent deaths.

PATIENT EDUCATION SERIES


SHARING


PROFESSIONAL GROWTH


Direct care nurses transitioning to clinical faculty

Mitchell, Abigail; King-Jones, Malena

Nursing. 42(6):58-60, June 2012.

You may already be qualified to become a clinical faculty member. Find out why the demand for these nurses is so high and what practical steps you can take to make the transition.

ISSUES IN NURSING


Nurses and body art: What's your perception?

Wittmann-Price, Ruth A.; Gittings, Karen K.; Collins, Kerrith McDowell

Nursing. 42(6):62-64, June 2012.

How are tattoos and piercings perceived by patients and healthcare employees? The evidence is scant. Join the discussion about whether body art on nurses affects quality of care.


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