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April 2016 - Volume 46 - Issue 4
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


DRUG NEWS


Drug News

Nursing. 46(4):10-11, April 2016.

Oral antifungal agent associated with miscarriage...text message reminders improve medication adherence...preop statin use improves CABG outcomes...ARBs compare favorably with ACE inhibitors for patients with cardiovascular disease...rivastigmine improves gait stability in patients with Parkinson disease

ETHICAL PROBLEMS


Ethical Problems

Salladay, Susan A.

Nursing. 46(4):12-13, April 2016.

Pregnancy raises risks of intimate partner violence...try kindness for a manipulative patient...cleaning up messy patient communication in home healthcare

INSPIRING CHANGE


LEARNING CURVE


STUDENT VOICES


CLINICAL ROUNDS


Clinical Rounds

Nursing. 46(4):25-27, April 2016.

Patients and families prefer unrestricted ICU visiting hours...prescribing guidelines decrease opioid use in the ED...in a survey, fewer than 20% of home healthcare RNs fully complied with standard precautions...and more

CLINICAL QUERIES


I.V. ROUNDS


MEDICATION ERRORS



Productive errors Transforming learning experiences in healthcare

Warner, Sandra L.

Nursing. 46(4):57-59, April 2016.

When trying to solve problems in healthcare creatively, some failures are inevitable—but when thinking outside the box leads to better processes and improved practice, the risk is worth the reward.

Using bispectral index monitoring to gauge depth of sedation/analgesia

Mitchell-Hines, Theadoshia; Ellison, Kristi; Willis, Scott

Nursing. 46(4):60-63, April 2016.

Find out how this monitoring tool helps clinicians individualize administration of moderate sedation/analgesia.

CE Connection


Focusing on lower extremity DVT

D'Alesandro, MaryAnn

Nursing. 46(4):28-35, April 2016.

Protect hospitalized patients from the highly preventable and sometimes deadly complications of deep vein thrombosis, including pulmonary embolism. Make sure you're current on evidence-based practices presented here to prevent death and disability.

New drugs 2016, part 1

Hussar, Daniel A.

Nursing. 46(4):38-46, April 2016.

Learn about seven drugs recently approved by the FDA, including two drugs indicated to treat heart failure and a human monoclonal antibody for adults with severe plaque psoriasis.

SHARING


ISSUES IN NURSING