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November 2015 - Volume 45 - Issue 11
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


DRUG NEWS


Drug News

Nursing. 45(11):10-12, November 2015.

FDA approves first 3D-printed oral tablet...DPP-4 inhibitors linked to joint pain...genetic engineering of yeast produces opioid...second drug approved for aggressive control of LDL cholesterol...new evidence supports corticosteroid therapy for community-acquired pneumonia

LEGAL MATTERS


ADVICE P.R.N.


LEARNING CURVE


CLINICAL ROUNDS


Clinical Rounds

Nursing. 45(11):21-23, November 2015.

Top hospitals share strategies for improving patient satisfaction...listening to music before, during, or after surgery significantly aids recovery... patient history is still the best assessment tool for early-onset preeclampsia...and more

CONTROLLING PAIN


INFOBYTES


DRUG CHALLENGE


Medication Errors



CE Connection


Medicinal leech therapy: New life for an ancient treatment

Lui, Celina; Barkley, Thomas W. Jr.

Nursing. 45(11):25-30, November 2015.

Commercial leeches are FDA-approved as devices to treat venous congestion following skin grafting and reattachment surgery. Review the risks and benefits of this therapy to make sure your practice is up to date.

Understanding the effects of rheumatoid arthritis

Crawford, Ann; Harris, Helene

Nursing. 45(11):32-38, November 2015.

Over time, this progressive disorder can severely impair patients' health and quality of life. But with appropriate care, you can help keep them safe and physically active for as long as possible.

SHARING


NEW HORIZONS


ISSUES IN NURSING


A nurse's obligations to patients with Ebola

Casey, Donna

Nursing. 45(11):47-49, November 2015.

What's your moral obligation to patients with Ebola virus disease? How can your facility meet its responsibility to protect you? Explore these issues here.