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August 2012 - Volume 42 - Issue 8
pp: 1-72


EDITORIAL


LETTERS


ETHICAL PROBLEMS


MEDICATION ERRORS


MEDICATION ERRORS

Cohen, Michael R.

Nursing2012. 42(8):10, August 2012.

Arista AH/Arixtra confusion...no margin for error with high-alert drugs...misinterpreted handwriting...don't confuse Bio-T-Gel with OTC T-Gel shampoo

INSPIRING CHANGE


DRUG NEWS


DRUG NEWS

Nursing2012. 42(8):13, August 2012.

Comparing warfarin and aspirin for heart failure...beware of counterfeit Adderall sold online...deaths spark fingolimod reevaluation...calcium supplements increase risk of MI

LEGAL QUESTIONS


STUDENT VOICES


CLINICAL ROUNDS


Clinical Rounds

Nursing2012. 42(8):19-21, August 2012.

Factors predicting satisfaction with care on a nursing unit...“pull to sit” test may identify autism early...patient expectations shown to influence pain perception...and more

PATIENT SAFETY


INFOBYTES


CLINICAL QUERIES


CONTROLLING PAIN


ACTION STAT



Breaking sterility: Dealing with procedural violations in healthcare

Simko, Lauren

Nursing2012. 42(8):22-26, August 2012.

If you observe another healthcare professional breaking sterility, do you always speak up? This article offers practical advice for meeting your ethical obligation to intervene for patient safety.

Beyond “baby blues”: Recognizing postpartum psychosis

Rosinger, Elana; Kautz, Donald D.

Nursing2012. 42(8):44-46, August 2012.

Unrecognized and untreated, postpartum psychosis can have tragic consequences for newborns and their families. Here's how to assess patients at risk and help them get the treatment they need.

When do (or don't) you administer drugs to patients on hemodialysis?

Ryan, E. James

Nursing2012. 42(8):47-49, August 2012.

If a patient is scheduled for hemodialysis, should you hold antihypertensive medication beforehand? How about antibiotics? This article answers these and other common questions about drug administration for patients on hemodialysis.

CE Connection


Help easy riders stay safe on ATVs

Hassler, Deborah A.; Mendell, Mark F.

Nursing2012. 42(8):28-33, August 2012.

The unique hazards of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) place crash victims at high risk for devastating injuries. Learn why ATVs can be dangerous, how to assess and care for patients involved in crashes, and what to teach those who ride ATVs to keep them safer in the future.

Epidural analgesia: What nurses need to know

Sawhney, Mona

Nursing2012. 42(8):36-41, August 2012.

Refresh your knowledge of epidural analgesia and review current standards of care. This comprehensive overview covers safely administering epidural analgesia to manage certain types of acute and chronic pain, achieving optimal pain control, and identifying and managing adverse reactions or complications.

SHARING


PATIENT EDUCATION SERIES


PROFESSIONAL GROWTH


CNLs make a difference!

Sheets, Michelle; Bonnah, Barbara; Kareivis, Jennifer; More

Nursing2012. 42(8):54-58, August 2012.

Discover how one group of clinical nurse leaders (CNLs) became the catalysts for change at their facility.


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