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October 2012 - Volume 42 - Issue 10
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


LETTERS


MEDICATION ERRORS


LEGAL QUESTIONS


DRUG NEWS


DRUG NEWS

Nursing. 42(10):12-13, October 2012.

Statins associated with decreased mortality…disappointing results for milk thistle therapy…treatment approved for weight loss…new maintenance therapy for bronchospasm…n-3 fatty acids and cardiovascular events

ETHICAL PROBLEMS


INSPIRING CHANGE


STUDENT VOICES


CLINICAL ROUNDS


Clinical Rounds

Nursing. 42(10):21-23, October 2012.

Nurse burnout linked to higher infection rates…consensus group endorses hormone therapy for some postmenopausal women…many hospitalized children battle persistent pain…and more

PATIENT SAFETY


CLINICAL QUERIES


INFOBYTES


ACTION STAT



A nurse's guide to electroconvulsive therapy

Cita, Beth

Nursing. 42(10):41-44, October 2012.

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is now an accepted treatment for certain psychiatric disorders. This article explains how and why ECT is performed, and what nurses need to know to provide competent and compassionate patient care.

Assess patients for depression for a safer discharge

VanLeeuwen, Shawna; Leenerts, Mary H.; Moran, Mona

Nursing. 42(10):50-53, October 2012.

An intriguing case history underscores why depression, an often-overlooked barrier to patient education, should be assessed and treated before discharge.

CE Connection


Elder abuse: Screening, intervention, and prevention

Stark, Sharon

Nursing. 42(10):24-29, October 2012.

Signs and symptoms of elder abuse are often mistaken for those of normal aging or declining health. This article details how to assess for abuse and discusses what nurses should do if they know or suspect an older adult is a victim.

Adrenal cortex disorders: Hormones out of kilter

Crawford, Ann; Harris, Helene

Nursing. 42(10):32-38, October 2012.

Adrenal cortical hormones affect virtually every body system. By reviewing two complex disorders—adrenal cortical insufficiency (Addison disease) and adrenal cortical hypersecretion (Cushing syndrome)—nurses will be better prepared to recognize the wide-ranging effects on their patients' health and intervene appropriately.

PATIENT EDUCATION SERIES


SHARING


Caring for body and soul during addiction and recovery

Wilson, Kathleen Marie

Nursing. 42(10):40, October 2012.

Many patients recovering from addiction worry that medications prescribed during hospitalization will trigger a relapse. This nurse found that taking the time to listen to her patient made all the difference.

PROFESSIONAL GROWTH



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