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October 2015 - Volume 45 - Issue 10
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


LETTERS


Letters

Lyman, Beth; Guenter, Peggi; Northington, Ladonna; More

Nursing. 45(10):8-9, October 2015.

Verifying NG tube placement in children...appreciating a nurse who went the extra mile...avoid PCA by proxy...hooray for mentors!

DRUG NEWS


Drug News

Nursing. 45(10):10-11, October 2015.

New treatment approved for basal cell carcinoma...using antidepressants with NSAIDs raises the risk of intracranial hemorrhage...“pink pill” approved to boost female libido...oncologists decry the high cost of cancer drugs

ETHICAL PROBLEMS


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


INSPIRING CHANGE


LEARNING CURVE


TECH NOTES


CLINICAL ROUNDS


STUDENT VOICES


PATIENT SAFETY


COMBATING INFECTION


INFOBYTES


MEDICATION ERRORS


Medication Errors

Cohen, Michael R.

Nursing. 45(10):72, October 2015.

Extraneous numbers on EHR program cause insulin dosage errors...dual scales in dosing cup lead to patient's death...don't measure doses in teaspoons...teach patients to cap their inhalers after every use


A nurse's journey through living kidney donation

Vazquez, Maria V.

Nursing. 45(10):53-59, October 2015.

A nurse shares the lessons learned when she became a living kidney donor for her husband. By becoming more knowledgeable about the living organ donation process as presented here, you too can increase awareness of this unique opportunity to save lives.

CE Connection


New drugs 2015, part 3

Hussar, Daniel A.

Nursing. 45(10):30-37, October 2015.

Learn about nine drugs recently approved by the FDA, including a drug for relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis, a combination product approved to treat certain serious intra-abdominal and urinary tract infections, and an I.V. drug indicated to treat acute uncomplicated seasonal influenza in adults.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: What nurses need to know

Bellomo, Tamara L.; Cichminski, Lucille

Nursing. 45(10):46-51, October 2015.

A rapidly progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease, ALS involves the degeneration and death of upper and lower motor neurons. After updating your knowledge about the diagnosis and treatment of ALS, help patients locate the resources they need to deal with this difficult diagnosis.

ISSUES IN NURSING


Defusing bigotry at the bedside

Lim, Fidelindo A.; Borski, Daniel Brian

Nursing. 45(10):40-44, October 2015.

How should nurses respond when they become the targets of prejudice and bigotry from patients? Even in a patient-centered care environment, you have a right to a respectful and safe workplace. Join this thoughtful discussion about ways to confront bigotry and defuse potentially explosive situations.

SHARING


The other side of the stethoscope

Courtney, Kelley M.

Nursing. 45(10):60-61, October 2015.

Being out of commission while recovering from foot surgery deepened this nurse's empathy, understanding, and compassion for her patients.


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