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February 2016 - Volume 46 - Issue 2
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


LETTERS


DRUG NEWS


Drug News

Nursing2019. 46(2):10-11, February 2016.

Naloxone nasal spray for opioid overdose...genetically engineered drug for bleeding disorder...azithromycin lessens severity of pediatric respiratory tract infections...patients successfully self-manage oral anticoagulant use...adult polypharmacy on the rise

ETHICAL PROBLEMS


Ethical Problems

Salladay, Susan A.

Nursing2019. 46(2):12-13, February 2016.

When a clique controls key committees...physician promotes positive thinking despite poor prognosis...handling requests for “free” healthcare advice

LEGAL MATTERS


INSPIRING CHANGE


RESEARCH CORNER


LEARNING CURVE


STUDENT VOICES


CLINICAL ROUNDS


Clinical Rounds

Nursing2019. 46(2):27-29, February 2016.

Simple blood test detecting pediatric concussion under study...gel injections improve clinical outcomes in patients with heart failure...congenital syphilis on the rise...and more

PATIENT SAFETY


CONTROLLING PAIN: Series: Pain in older adults


INFOBYTES


MEDICATION ERRORS


Medication Errors

Cohen, Michael R.

Nursing2019. 46(2):72, February 2016.

Completely remove tamper-resistant seals...don't cover medication label bar codes with pharmacy labels...avoid mixing up cytarabine and vinorelbine...tiny print on similar package labels poses risks


Herbal supplements: Widely used, poorly understood

Pereira, Katherine

Nursing2019. 46(2):54-59, February 2016.

Although some herbal products can be beneficial, they're manufactured without FDA oversight. Educate patients about the risk of drug interactions and adverse reactions, and teach them to inform all prescribers about any herbal products they use.

Tranexamic acid in the trauma patient

Gaines-Dillard, Nancy; Bartley, Marilynn K.; Rosini, Jamie M.

Nursing2019. 46(2):60-62, February 2016.

Review the risks and benefits of using I.V. TXA to treat patients with traumatic injuries, and learn critical assessment considerations for patients who may be candidates for this therapy.

CE Connection


Abdominal wall reconstruction: Enhancing outcomes for patients with ventral incisional hernias

Nahabedian, Maurice Y.; Nahabedian, Anissa G.

Nursing2019. 46(2):30-38, February 2016.

Patients having surgery for a ventral incisional hernia following laparotomy are at risk for readmission and hernia recurrence. Appropriate care, along with the use of newer materials and surgical techniques, can improve long-term outcomes.

Update: 2015 AHA BLS and ACLS guidelines

Craig-Brangan, Karen Jean; Day, Mary Patricia

Nursing2019. 46(2):40-45, February 2016.

Advanced cardiovascular life support spans the spectrum of care from basic life support to post-cardiac arrest care. Become familiar with these recently revised guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency cardiovascular care in adults.

SHARING


One of our own

Douglas, Valerie

Nursing2019. 46(2):48-49, February 2016.

Are we so protective of nursing's image that we stand by silently as impaired colleagues endanger themselves and their patients day after day?

NEW HORIZONS


The ABCDEs of nursing: Essentials for new nurses to know

Dabkowski, Melissa Ann

Nursing2019. 46(2):51-53, February 2016.

New nurses need support and guidance to ease their transition into practice. By understanding and implementing these core components—advocating, breathing, communicating, documenting, and educating—they improve patient care and increase their confidence and satisfaction as nurses.


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