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June 2016 - Volume 46 - Issue 6
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


DRUG NEWS


Drug News

Nursing. 46(6):10-11, June 2016.

Delirium defies antipsychotic intervention...certain antiarrhythmics may improve survival after cardiac arrest...statin nonadherence raises stroke risk...long-term antibiotics ineffective for persistent Lyme disease symptoms...FDA approves reslizumab for severe asthma

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


ETHICAL PROBLEMS


LEARNING CURVE


CLINICAL ROUNDS


PATIENT SAFETY


CONTROLLING PAIN: Series: Pain in older adults


INFOBYTES


DRUG CHALLENGE


MEDICATION ERRORS



Robotic pet therapy in long-term care

Sicurella, Traci; Fitzsimmons, Virginia

Nursing. 46(6):55-57, June 2016.

Everyone can agree on the healing power of pets—but can robots have the same therapeutic effects? Explore robotic pet therapy here.

CE Connection


Acute kidney injury: Limiting the damage

Thornburg, Becky; Gray-Vickrey, Peg

Nursing. 46(6):24-34, June 2016.

Because kidney function usually returns to baseline if AKI is identified early and treated correctly, all nurses should be prepared to assess older adults for risk factors, recognize early signs and symptoms, and implement appropriate interventions.

Looking into oropharyngeal dysphagia in older adults

Canham, Mariya

Nursing. 46(6):36-42, June 2016.

Difficulty initiating the swallowing process can interfere with a patient's ability to eat and drink. Older adults are at particular risk for many causes of dysphagia, including stroke, Parkinson disease, dementia, and malignancies. Refresh your knowledge of oropharyngeal dysphagia and its management, focusing on dietary modifications, to ward off serious complications.

SHARING


NEW HORIZONS


Using social media to increase engagement in nursing organizations

Lucas, Amy; Ward, Cynthia W.

Nursing. 46(6):47-49, June 2016.

Small nursing organizations may find the right audience is just out of reach. Discover one way to overcome barriers through effective use of social media.