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June 2015 - Volume 45 - Issue 6
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


LETTERS


DRUG NEWS


Drug News

Nursing2019. 45(6):10-11, June 2015.

Subcutaneous versus aerosolized measles vaccine...first generic drug approved to treat relapsing MS...new drug treats chronic heart failure...some statins raise the risk of type 2 diabetes

ETHICAL PROBLEMS


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


TIME CRITICAL


INSPIRING CHANGE


LEARNING CURVE


STUDENT VOICES


CLINICAL ROUNDS


PATIENT SAFETY


DRUG CHALLENGE


INFOBYTES


MEDICATION ERRORS


Medication Errors

Cohen, Michael R.

Nursing2019. 45(6):72, June 2015.

Baclofen prefilled syringe isn't sterile...keep transdermal patches away from heat sources...demonstration I.V. solution mixed up with the real thing


CE Connection


Applying the evidence to help caregivers torn in two

Beach, Patricia Ringos; White, Beth E.

Nursing2019. 45(6):30-37, June 2015.

Conflicting demands can pull family caregivers in two directions—or more. This article describes strategies to decrease the burden on those caring for patients at home and gives practical advice for incorporating the evidence into patient and family education to improve patient outcomes.

Follow the guideline for reducing cardiovascular risk with statins

Sherrod, Melissa M.; Sherrod, Nicholas McIntire; Cheek, Dennis J.

Nursing2019. 45(6):40-46, June 2015.

Brush up on the current practice guideline for using statins to reduce the risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Besides examining the role of nursing, the authors discuss why the guideline has been controversial.

SHARING


The pink lady

Waldrip, Karen K.

Nursing2019. 45(6):48-49, June 2015.

A chance encounter with a colorful character reminds this nurse that every patient is unique and that nursing assessment shouldn't be judgmental.

PATIENT EDUCATION SERIES


NEW HORIZONS


ISSUES IN NURSING


Fundamentals: Still the building blocks of safe patient care

Schneider, Melissa A.; Ruth-Sahd, Lisa A.

Nursing2019. 45(6):60-63, June 2015.

Isn't it time to reemphasize the basics in nursing education and practice? Read this article, then weigh in.


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