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December 2014 - Volume 44 - Issue 12
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


LETTERS


DRUG NEWS


Drug News

Nursing2014. 44(12):10, December 2014.

Some vaccines may accelerate multiple sclerosis symptoms...FDA's recalls of dietary supplements lack clout...out-of-hospital medication errors affect one child every 8 minutes

TIME CRITICAL


ETHICAL PROBLEMS


TRANSITIONS


INSPIRING CHANGE


STUDENT VOICES


TECH NOTES


LEARNING CURVE


RESEARCH CORNER


Does skin care frequency affect the severity of incontinence-associated dermatitis in critically ill patients?

Conley, Patricia; McKinsey, David; Ross, Olwyn; More

Nursing2014. 44(12):27-32, December 2014.

Skin care protocols for incontinence-associated dermatitis in critically ill patients

CLINICAL ROUNDS


Clinical Rounds

Nursing2014. 44(12):33-35, December 2014.

Unique protein may be a key to treating Ebola...12-hour shifts shown to undermine quality of care...mandated staffing ratios linked to dramatic drop in reported injuries...and more

CLINICAL QUERIES


WOUND & SKIN CARE


MEDICATION ERRORS


Medication Errors

Cohen, Michael R.

Nursing2014. 44(12):72, December 2014.

Turn vials to read labels...severe eye injuries reported from misuse of contact lens cleaning solution...neuromuscular blocker confused with influenza vaccine


A missed connection: Depression screening in cardiac inpatients

Sanner, Jennifer E.; Gonzales, Stephanie; Schultz, Kevin; More

Nursing2014. 44(12):60-65, December 2014.

Many clinicians don't realize that hospitalized patients with cardiac disorders are three times more likely to be depressed than the general population. Apply the practical depression screening methods outlined here to identify high-risk patients who can benefit from early referral and treatment.

CE Connection


Crohn disease: Taking charge of a lifelong disorder

Smith, Carla J.; Harris, Helene

Nursing2014. 44(12):36-42, December 2014.

Are you prepared to use your assessment skills to identify problems early and help patients manage Crohn disease for a lifetime? Brush up on the pathophysiology and complications associated with Crohn disease, available treatments, and nursing considerations presented here to help patients manage the disease and prevent exacerbations.

Take the bite out of food allergies

Simmons, Susan

Nursing2014. 44(12):44-52, December 2014.

After sorting out the differences between food allergy and food intolerance, this article focuses on food allergies in children and adults. Be ready to follow the guidelines to assist a patient experiencing anaphylaxis and stop this life-threatening hypersensitivity reaction in its tracks.

SHARING


NEW HORIZONS


Considering home healthcare nursing?

Elliott, Brenda

Nursing2014. 44(12):57-59, December 2014.

Practicing in a community setting where you're on the go may be an enticing change of pace and place. Home healthcare nursing lets you practice in a setting where autonomy and coordination of care are the focal points. Learn about it here.


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