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August 2015 - Volume 45 - Issue 8
pp: 6-4

EDITORIAL


LETTERS


DRUG NEWS


Drug News

Nursing2019. 45(8):10-11, August 2015.

Older oral contraceptives may be safer...is one dose of HPV vaccine enough?...virus-based therapy slows melanoma...misdiagnoses often drive inappropriate antibiotic use...ED visits due to tramadol on the rise

ETHICAL PROBLEMS


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


INSPIRING CHANGE


LEARNING CURVE


TECH NOTES


STUDENT VOICES


CLINICAL ROUNDS


Clinical Rounds

Nursing2019. 45(8):33-35, August 2015.

Nurses can minimize the “weekend effect” for patients needing urgent surgery...shift work linked to poor metabolic health...chemo before surgery for ovarian cancer improves outcomes...and more

PATIENT SAFETY


CLINICAL QUERIES


MEDICATION ERRORS


Medication Errors

Cohen, Michael R.

Nursing2019. 45(8):72, August 2015.

Beware look-alike vials...fentaNYL patches pose suicide risk...immune globulin confused with albumin...update your list of confused drug names


CE Connection


What's on the menu? Delivering evidence-based nutritional therapy

McCarthy, Mary S.; Martindale, Robert G.

Nursing2019. 45(8):36-43, August 2015.

Review best practices in nutrition therapy, including recommendations for managing five of the top challenges nurses face when delivering enteral nutrition to acutely ill patients. Then incorporate the evidence into nursing practice so patients experience the benefits of optimal nutrition therapy, including shorter hospital stays and reduced mortality.

NURSING2015 SURVEY REPORT: CE Connection


20 questions: Evidence-based practice or sacred cow?

Miller, Julie; Hayes, Denise Drummond; Carey, Katherine W.

Nursing2019. 45(8):46-55, August 2015.

Despite dramatic advances in healthcare research, many nurses continue to promote outdated nursing practices. Grounded in tradition rather than science, these “sacred cows” are ineffective, unnecessary, and sometimes dangerous. Read the results of a nationwide survey designed to test nurses' knowledge and beliefs about outdated nursing practices, then update your practice based on the best evidence available.

SHARING


NEW HORIZONS


Securing your first clinical nursing position

Ulrich, Deborah L.; Stalter, Ann M.

Nursing2019. 45(8):60-63, August 2015.

If you're a new grad looking for your first job, don't panic! Instead, follow the practical guide presented here, based on best practices. Experienced nurses looking for a new job will find these tips helpful too.