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March 2015 - Volume 45 - Issue 3
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


LETTERS


DRUG NEWS


Drug News

Nursing. 45(3):9-10, March 2015.

Antacids may improve survival from oropharyngeal cancer...is aspirin appropriate for CVD prevention?...tell parents to avoid giving cough or cold remedies to children under age 2...many older adults are overtreated for diabetes...scant evidence supports opioid use for chronic pain

TIME CRITICAL


ADVICE P.R.N.


LEGAL MATTERS


INSPIRING CHANGE


LEARNING CURVE


RESEARCH CORNER


CLINICAL ROUNDS


Clinical Rounds

Nursing. 45(3):27-29, March 2015.

Public again rates nursing as the most ethical profession... “medical homes” work well for chronically ill children...tooth loss may signal cognitive decline in older adults...and more

INFOBYTES


COMBATING INFECTION


MEDICATION ERRORS



How informatics nurses use bar code technology to reduce medication errors

Gann, Michael

Nursing. 45(3):60-66, March 2015.

Informatics nurses play an increasingly important role in implementing and managing technology that improves patient safety during medication administration. Learn all about this fast-growing career opportunity here.

CE Connection


Sexual assault can happen in your facility: Are you prepared?

Oldham, Jennifer; Symonds, Anita

Nursing. 45(3):30-36, March 2015.

Nurses may come face-to-face with patients who've been sexually assaulted in any work environment. This article reviews who's at risk and discusses how to assess and care for sexual assault victims—including important do's and don'ts for preserving evidence.

Pharmacology for insomnia: Consider the options

Rosini, Jamie M.; Dogra, Pooja

Nursing. 45(3):38-45, March 2015.

For patients who don't respond adequately to behavioral approaches to treating insomnia, many prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and herbal and dietary supplements are available for short-term therapy. This overview sorts out the options and highlights key points for patient education.

SHARING


NEW HORIZONS


Float pool nurses come to the rescue

Lebanik, Laura; Britt, Stephanie

Nursing. 45(3):50-53, March 2015.

Besides saving costs, tapping the talents of float pool nurses improves quality of patient care and overall patient safety. Do you have what it takes to dive into this role?

Pregnancy in crisis



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