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May 2016 - Volume 46 - Issue 5
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


LETTERS


DRUG NEWS


Drug News

Nursing. 46(5):10-11, May 2016.

Macrolide antibiotics don't cause ventricular dysrhythmias...SNRIs linked to postpartum hemorrhage...acetazolamide doesn't reduce ventilator days for patients with COPD...antidiabetic drug may reduce risk of cardiovascular events after stroke...influenza vaccine safe for surgical patients

ADVICE P.R.N.


LEGAL MATTERS


INSPIRING CHANGE


COMBATING INFECTION


CLINICAL ROUNDS


CLINICAL QUERIES


LEARNING CURVE


CONTROLLING PAIN: Series: Pain in older adults


Medication Errors



Supporting the patient's spiritual needs at the end of life

Finocchiaro, Darlene N.

Nursing. 46(5):56-59, May 2016.

Even patients who aren't “religious” have spiritual needs at the end of life, but these may not be recognized or addressed. Use a simple assessment tool to help patients identify what they still hope for as death approaches.

CE Connection


The promise of big data: Improving patient safety and nursing practice

Linnen, Daniel

Nursing. 46(5):28-34, May 2016.

In the future, healthcare data analytics will depend on a data technology often called big data. Find out here how big data can help nurses improve patient safety, care quality, and nursing practice.

Hereditary hemochromatosis: Dealing with iron overload

Quigley, Patricia

Nursing. 46(5):36-43, May 2016.

For patients with this relatively common genetic disorder causing iron overload, early treatment is the key to preventing organ damage. Be prepared to answer patients' questions, teach them how to prevent long-term complications, and discuss potential risks for their close relatives.

SHARING


NEW HORIZONS


Developing nurse leaders from within

Strickler, Jeffery; Bohling, Stephanie; Kneis, Clare; More

Nursing. 46(5):49-51, May 2016.

Discover how a large healthcare organization helps clinical nurses make the transition into management and other leadership roles.

NURSES WEEK SPECIAL


Spotlight on the 2016 National Patient Safety Goals for hospitals

Mascioli, Susan; Carrico, Christine B.

Nursing. 46(5):52-55, May 2016.

“A Culture of Safety” is the theme for this year's National Nurses Week. In keeping with nursing's commitment to patient safety, take time to review the 2016 Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals for hospitals.