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July 2015 - Volume 45 - Issue 7
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


LETTERS


DRUG NEWS


Drug News

Nursing. 45(7):10-11, July 2015.

Topical spray helps keep bleeding at bay...take a mathematical approach to reverse the trend of antibiotic resistance...statins improve treatment outcomes in prostate cancer...dexamethasone reduces the risk of postsurgical AKI...is vaccinating boys for HPV cost-effective?

ADVICE P.R.N.


LEGAL MATTERS


INSPIRING CHANGE


LEARNING CURVE


CLINICAL ROUNDS


Clinical Rounds

Nursing. 45(7):23-25, July 2015.

Therapeutic hypothermia: No advantage for kids after cardiac arrest...new guidelines for treating a first seizure in adults...can patients skip statins at the end of life?...and more

CONTROLLING PAIN


COMBATING INFECTION


CLINICAL QUERIES


INFOBYTES


DRUG CHALLENGE


MEDICATION ERRORS


Medication Errors

Cohen, Michael R.

Nursing. 45(7):72, July 2015.

Solvent in oral vitamin D product triggers infant's AKI...unlabeled solutions mixed up on a sterile field...beyond-use date needed on multiple-use vials


Understanding Raynaud phenomenon

Simmons, Susan

Nursing. 45(7):43-45, July 2015.

Although relatively rare and often benign, Raynaud syndrome can cause severe pain and paresthesia in some patients. Educate them about common triggers that can set off an attack to help them avoid potentially debilitating complications.

Compassion fatigue: The cost of caring

Boyle, Deborah A.

Nursing. 45(7):48-51, July 2015.

Underrecognized, poorly understood, and minimally researched in nurses, compassion fatigue can lead to burnout. Find out what's known about this condition so you can recognize and address early warning signs.

CE Connection


Unmasking nonmotor symptoms of Parkinson disease

LaRocco, Susan A.

Nursing. 45(7):26-32, July 2015.

Most nurses are familiar with symptoms of PD that involve movement, such as tremors and masked facial expression. But nonmotor symptoms, such as urinary dysfunction, orthostatic hypotension, fatigue, pain, and neuropsychiatric problems, can also diminish a patient's quality of life. After refreshing your knowledge of PD, discover how to help your patient cope.

New drugs 2015, part 2

Hussar, Daniel A.

Nursing. 45(7):34-41, July 2015.

Learn about eight drugs recently approved by the FDA, including three antibacterial drugs to treat skin and skin structure infections, two antidiabetic medications for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, and the first drug approved to treat non-24, a sleep-wake disorder experienced by many people who are totally blind.

SHARING


Pregnancy in crisis


When the cord comes first: Umbilical cord prolapse

Maher, Mary Dahl; Heavey, Elizabeth

Nursing. 45(7):53-56, July 2015.

This rare obstetric emergency is potentially fatal to the infant. Be prepared to intervene immediately and work collaboratively with the healthcare team to help the infant survive.


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