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May 2015 - Volume 45 - Issue 5
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


LETTERS


DRUG NEWS


Drug News

Nursing. 45(5):10-12, May 2015.

Beware dangerous adverse reactions to a popular smoking cessation drug...investigators determine optimum oral propranolol dosage for treating infantile hemangiomas...statins raise risk of type 2 diabetes...can folic acid prevent stroke?...new therapy for patients with high-risk neuroblastoma

ETHICAL PROBLEMS


LEGAL MATTERS


INSPIRING CHANGE


LEARNING CURVE


RESEARCH CORNER


CLINICAL ROUNDS


Clinical Rounds

Nursing. 45(5):31-33, May 2015.

High ICU admission rates for pneumonia linked to poor care...shorter hospital stays for hip fracture raise mortality risk...mixed results for transcatheter aortic valve replacement...and more

CLINICAL QUERIES


INFOBYTES


DRUG CHALLENGE


MEDICATION ERRORS



Using a “tag team” approach to care for critically ill patients

Binu, Sheena; Garate, Asmita; Setia, Maninder Singh

Nursing. 45(5):61-63, May 2015.

Discover an innovative approach used by nurses in Mumbai, India, to improve the care of a critically ill patient at risk of serious complications.

Hold the phone? Nurses, social media, and patient care

Piscotty, Ronald; Voepel-Lewis, Terri; Lee, Soohee; More

Nursing. 45(5):64-67, May 2015.

The authors weigh the positive and negative effects of social media technology on nursing practice.

CE Connection


Code blue: Do you know what to do?

Jackson, Janet E.; Grugan, Amy S.

Nursing. 45(5):34-39, May 2015.

Although nurses in hospitals are required to have basic life support training, they may have few opportunities to practice these skills before needing to perform them in a crisis. Make sure your skills are current by reviewing appropriate actions and interventions nurses and other clinicians must perform during a code blue.

Patient discharge information: Tools for success

Polster, Debra

Nursing. 45(5):42-49, May 2015.

Under pressure to reduce readmission rates, healthcare facilities are focused on improving patient discharge education to improve clinical outcomes. This article presents a wealth of educational tools and strategies to help nurses assess their patients' health literacy and teach them the self-care skills they'll need after discharge.

NURSES WEEK TRIBUTE


Simple acts

Polizzi, Maureen Goodhue

Nursing. 45(5):52-53, May 2015.

Reflecting on her 30-year career, a nurse recalls how the smallest acts of kindness—a hug, the touch of a hand, even simply the willingness to listen—affect our patients in profound ways.

Pregnancy in crisis


Placental abruption: Are we going to lose them both?

Heavey, Elizabeth; Maher, Mary Dahl

Nursing. 45(5):54-59, May 2015.

Placental abruption, or detachment of the placenta from the uterine wall before delivery, can result in severe frank or concealed hemorrhage. This article describes the nurse's role in caring for a woman experiencing a severe placental abruption threatening the lives of mother and infant alike.


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