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July 2016 - Volume 46 - Issue 7
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


DRUG NEWS


Drug News

Nursing. 46(7):10-11, July 2016.

Ketamine may reduce suicidal ideation...physicians overestimate the benefits of “breakthrough” therapies...proton pump inhibitors linked to chronic kidney disease...DPP-4 inhibitors raise risk of heart failure...daily aspirin regimen improves cancer survival

LEGAL MATTERS


ADVICE P.R.N.


LEARNING CURVE


TECH NOTES


CLINICAL ROUNDS


Clinical Rounds

Nursing. 46(7):23-25, July 2016.

The Joint Commission issues guidelines for texting orders...the FDA approves a blood donation screening test for Zika virus...ultrasound better than X-rays for detecting pneumonia in children...and more

RESEARCH CORNER


CLINICAL QUERIES


COMBATING INFECTION


MEDICATION ERRORS



Making the call: Reporting a cluster of cases of anencephaly

Barron, Sara

Nursing. 46(7):52-58, July 2016.

A nurse noticed an unusual uptick in cases of rare and heartbreaking birth defects in a rural part of Washington State. Here's what happened after she called to report the cases to her state health department and a description of the investigation that ensued. Her advice to other nurses? “If you see something, say something.”

CE Connection


New drugs 2016, part 2

Hussar, Daniel A.

Nursing. 46(7):26-33, July 2016.

Learn about seven drugs recently approved by the FDA, including the first medication approved for female sexual dysfunction, a specific reversal agent for dabigatran that neutralizes its anticoagulant activity, and two human monoclonal antibodies that are the first in a new class of lipid-lowering drugs.

Tonsillar cancer: What nurses need to know

Schiech, Linda

Nursing. 46(7):36-44, July 2016.

Cancers of the head and neck, including tonsillar cancer, constitute up to 5% of all cancers. Heavy drinking, smoking, and human papilloma virus infection are prime risk factors. Be prepared to care for patients with tonsillar cancer by reviewing the pathology, diagnosis, and various treatment options presented here.

SHARING


NEW HORIZONS


Board governance: Yes you can

Boswell, Carol

Nursing. 46(7):49-51, July 2016.

The skills nurses routinely use to provide patient care can be easily transferred to the boardroom. Consider participating on an organization's governing board to extend the influence of nursing and help create a culture of health.