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February 2015 - Volume 45 - Issue 2
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


LETTERS


DRUG NEWS


Drug News

Nursing2019. 45(2):10-13, February 2015.

Drugs cause most fatal anaphylactic reactions...first drug-coated angioplasty balloon catheter approved...how does epinephrine affect long-term survival after cardiac arrest?...statins don't decrease fracture risk...new Ebola virus vaccine shows promise

ETHICAL PROBLEMS


TRANSITIONS: Issues in palliative and end-of-life care


INSPIRING CHANGE


STUDENT VOICES


TECH NOTES


LEARNING CURVE


RESEARCH CORNER


CLINICAL ROUNDS


Clinical Rounds

Nursing2019. 45(2):31-33, February 2015.

Nurses lax about hand hygiene at end of shift...routine PVC exposure may endanger neonates...ED visits for “synthetic marijuana” on the rise...and more

CLINICAL QUERIES


COMBATING INFECTION


PATIENT SAFETY


MEDICATION ERRORS


Medication Errors

Cohen, Michael R.

Nursing2019. 45(2):72, February 2015.

Look-alike syringes cause confusion...compounded analgesic creams create hazards for kids...water for inhalation mistaken for I.V. fluid


Providing culturally proficient care for transgender patients

Wichinski, Keith A.

Nursing2019. 45(2):58-63, February 2015.

Many clinicians don't feel ready to care for transgender patients because they don't know how to appropriately and sensitively address them and their unique concerns. Dispel myths and misconceptions about transgender patients, then expand your knowledge about the appropriate language, terminology, and best practices to use when caring for them.

CE Connection


Helping children survive sepsis

Duffy, Mary K.; Moloney-Harmon, Patricia A.

Nursing2019. 45(2):34-40, February 2015.

Severe sepsis in children is associated with alarming morbidity and mortality. Take this opportunity to update your knowledge of sepsis as outlined in the most recent guidelines from the Surviving Sepsis Campaign, including evidence-based nursing considerations for newborns and children.

Managing pain in obese patients: Meeting weighty challenges

D'Arcy, Yvonne

Nursing2019. 45(2):42-49, February 2015.

Are you prepared to manage pain in your obese patients? After reviewing the facts about the quiet worldwide epidemic of obesity, explore common comorbidities in these patients and follow best practices for managing their pain safely and effectively.

SHARING


Waist loss and the irrelevant scale

Leslie, Jamie

Nursing2019. 45(2):52-53, February 2015.

Bloodwork doesn't lie—despite her low body mass index, this nurse was at risk for diabetes and heart disease. Here she explains how she took charge of her health by focusing on her waistline instead of her weight.

NEW HORIZONS


Why teach an NCLEX prep class?

Parsh, Bridget; Sanders, Susan; Lilyquist, Karen

Nursing2019. 45(2):55-56, February 2015.

Because by doing so, you'll get a taste for teaching in a supportive environment—and maybe pump up your bottom line too. Better yet, you'll have the satisfaction of helping to prepare the next generation of nurses. This article explores how to get into this field.


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