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November 2014 - Volume 44 - Issue 11
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


LETTERS


DRUG NEWS


Drug News

Nursing2014. 44(11):10-11, November 2014.

Benzodiazepine use raises risk of Alzheimer disease...microvascular diabetic disease not linked to statin use...mepolizumab improves asthma control...mandatory flu vaccine policy boosts employee vaccination rate...I.V. contrast material not linked to risk of dialysis or death

TIME CRITICAL


LEGAL MATTERS


INSPIRING CHANGE


NEW TECH NOTES


NEW LEARNING CURVE


CLINICAL ROUNDS


CLINICAL ROUNDS

Nursing2014. 44(11):27-29, November 2014.

California hospitals now must have a safe patient handling policy...nurses motivated by altruism most susceptible to burnout...new guidelines for sickle cell anemia...and more

RESEARCH CORNER


CONTROLLING PAIN


CLINICAL QUERIES


PATIENT SAFETY


INFOBYTES


MEDICATION ERRORS


Medication Errors

Cohen, Michael R.

Nursing2014. 44(11):72, November 2014.

Misleading instructions for EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector...updated high-alert drug list available...sloppy handwriting leads to a near-miss error


CE Connection


Managing alcoholic liver disease

Morrison, Dolores; Sgrillo, Justine; Daniels, Lauren H.

Nursing2014. 44(11):30-40, November 2014.

Patients with alcoholic liver disease require vigilant nursing assessments and interventions to prevent rapid deterioration. The updated information presented here can help nurses understand disease progression, manage signs and symptoms, and work to achieve the best quality of life possible for these challenging patients.

Best practices for engaging patients with dementia

Volland, Jennifer; Fisher, Anna

Nursing2014. 44(11):44-50, November 2014.

The Montessori method, often used with children, can be adapted to engage adults with dementia by stimulating them with activities that use fine motor skills and build self-esteem. Besides facilitating this intervention, nurses can teach it to family members, reducing their isolation and improving patient engagement.

SHARING


Crying wolf, or the real deal?

Johnston, Dana L.

Nursing2014. 44(11):42-43, November 2014.

No matter how needy a patient is, no matter how seemingly trivial his requests are, we need to fulfill our ethical and professional obligations by listening without judgment and intervening without delay.

NEW NEW HORIZONS


10 STEPS From EBP project to publication

Milner, Kerry A.

Nursing2014. 44(11):53-56, November 2014.

Sharing EBP project results is vital to advance nursing practice. One way that nurses can disseminate their results to colleagues is by publishing. This article provides novice nurse authors with detailed steps and practical advice for publishing their EBP project results.


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