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April 2015 - Volume 45 - Issue 4
pp: 6-4

EDITORIAL


LETTERS


DRUG NEWS


DRUG NEWS

Nursing2015. 45(4):10-11, April 2015.

Promising new approach to antibiotic resistance...nanowafers beat drops for ocular injuries...ADHD drug treats binge-eating disorder...older adults using spironolactone with certain antibiotics risk sudden death...new drug combo boosts survival in patients with metastatic breast cancer

ADVICE P.R.N.


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


INSPIRING CHANGE


LEARNING CURVE


TECH NOTES


CLINICAL ROUNDS


CLINICAL ROUNDS

Nursing2015. 45(4):27-29, April 2015.

Encouraging decline in healthcare-associated infections...I.V. fluid administration worsens outcomes in patients with heart failure...listening to stories or music lessens post-op pain in children...and more

COMBATING INFECTION


CONTROLLING PAIN


MEDICATION ERRORS


Medication Errors

Cohen, Michael R.

Nursing2015. 45(4):72, April 2015.

Beware misprinted oral syringes...sharing insulin pens in the hospital still a problem...unclear emergency kit instructions cause confusion


Unmasking Moebius syndrome

Meyer, Amy Ellwood

Nursing2015. 45(4):50-53, April 2015.

Patients born with this rare congenital disorder have a masklike facial expression that impairs social interactions. After learning about treatment options, find out how to support patients through the lifespan.

Driving Miss (or Mr.) Daisy

Hislop, Joyce O.

Nursing2015. 45(4):54-59, April 2015.

Many family caregivers find themselves driving an older loved one, assisting with activities of daily living, and providing emotional support, sometimes for years. Share the resources and advice given here to help these informal caregivers navigate this rewarding yet stressful role.

CE Connection


Recognizing subtle signs and symptoms of pediatric cancer

Barbel, Paula; Peterson, Kathleen

Nursing2015. 45(4):30-37, April 2015.

Even though cancer is rare in children and adolescents, it's the leading cause of disease-related deaths among Americans ages 1 to 19. Refresh your knowledge of the elusive signs and symptoms of cancer because early diagnosis and treatment can save young lives.

New drugs 2015, part 1

Hussar, Daniel A.

Nursing2015. 45(4):40-48, April 2015.

Learn about seven recently marketed drugs, including a combination product to treat hot flashes and other menopause-associated symptoms, a treatment for erectile dysfunction, and two antiepileptic drugs indicated to help prevent partial-onset seizures.

SHARING