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September 2012 - Volume 42 - Issue 9
pp: 1-72


EDITORIAL


LETTERS


ADVICE P.R.N


TRANSITIONS


INSPIRING CHANGE


MEDICATION ERRORS


RESEARCH CORNER


DRUG NEWS


CLINICAL ROUNDS


DEVICE SAFETY


PATIENT SAFETY


CLINICAL QUERIES


ACTION STAT



Understanding endovascular aneurysm repair

Buckley, Barbra A.

Nursing. 42(9):35-38, September 2012.

Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms claim 15,000 American lives each year. Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) is a life-saving, minimally invasive surgical technique associated with a shorter hospitalization and a faster recovery time than traditional open surgery. Find out which patients are candidates for this increasingly popular procedure and how to care for them.

SIADH: Fluid out of balance

Crawford, Ann; Harris, Helene

Nursing. 42(9):50-58, September 2012.

The syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH) can be fatal if not promptly identified and treated. Refresh your knowledge about how to recognize this disorder, provide appropriate care, and educate patients about their condition.

CE Connection


UA/NSTEMI: Are you following the latest guidelines?

Dechant, Laura M.

Nursing. 42(9):26-33, September 2012.

Be prepared to respond appropriately by reviewing recently updated practice guidelines for unstable angina and non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. This comprehensive article details what's new in the guidelines, what stays the same, and how to apply recommendations to nursing practice.

Don't cross the line: Respecting professional boundaries

Hanna, Angela F.; Suplee, Patricia Dunphy

Nursing. 42(9):40-47, September 2012.

Simple boundary crossings such as doing a small favor for a patient can sometimes lead to more serious ethical transgressions. Update your understanding of acceptable professional boundaries so you know where to draw the line.

SHARING



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