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November 2012 - Volume 42 - Issue 11
pp: 1-72


EDITORIAL


LETTERS


DRUG NEWS


DRUG NEWS

Nursing. 42(11):8-9, November 2012.

Cefazolin outperforms vancomycin for treating bloodstream infections…decitabine improves response rate in patients with AML…ivermectin lotion proves effective for head lice…combination pill approved for some patients with HIV

ADVICE P.R.N.


MEDICATION ERRORS


MEDICATION ERRORS

Cohen, Michael R.

Nursing. 42(11):12, November 2012.

Young patient harmed when methadone and methylphenidate are confused…be alert for nonstandard medication abbreviations…orange syringe caps solve one problem, create another

TRANSITIONS


INSPIRING CHANGE


RESEARCH CORNER: Global Insights


CLINICAL ROUNDS


Clinical Rounds

Nursing. 42(11):23-25, November 2012.

Is nursing leadership a barrier to evidence-based practice?...nurse-pharmacist collaboration at discharge helps prevent adverse drug reactions…experts strongly endorse weighing pediatric patients in kilograms only…and more

COMBATING INFECTION


PATIENT SAFETY


CLINICAL QUERIES


DRUG CHALLENGE


ACTION STAT



Responding to verbal abuse

Dombrowsky, Thomas A.

Nursing. 42(11):58-61, November 2012.

Speech that's intended to humiliate or embarrass the target is verbal abuse. If you're the target, do you know how to respond appropriately? Follow these guidelines to defuse disruptive behavior in a professional manner.

PATIENT EDUCATION SERIES


CE Connection


Rethink urinary incontinence in older women

Shultz, Jean M.

Nursing. 42(11):32-40, November 2012.

Urinary incontinence isn't an inevitable consequence of aging. Current research and best practices offer many simple and effective interventions for correcting or managing urinary incontinence, depending on the underlying cause. This article focuses on practical evidence-based solutions for older women in long-term-care facilities, but much of the information applies to other patient groups as well.

Thyroid imbalances: Dealing with disorderly conduct

Crawford, Ann; Harris, Helene

Nursing. 42(11):44-50, November 2012.

Hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism are complex conditions that affect many body systems, overall metabolism, and fluid and electrolyte balance. Review common thyroid disorders described in this article to help patients get appropriate care and avoid life-threatening complications.

SHARING


PROFESSIONAL GROWTH


“Why can't we have…?”: Preparing successful business proposals

Strickler, Jeff

Nursing. 42(11):52-55, November 2012.

Having trouble acquiring equipment you need to improve patient care? By gaining understanding of business proposals and applying your knowledge, you can effectively advocate for resources you need at the bedside. Learn more here.


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