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August 2016 - Volume 46 - Issue 8
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


LETTERS


DRUG NEWS


Drug News

Nursing2016. 46(8):10-11, August 2016.

Off-label antidepressant use on the rise...expert organizations update heart failure guidelines...pembrolizumab extends survival for patients with advanced melanoma...one-third of antibiotic prescriptions are unnecessary...FDA approves buprenorphine implant for maintenance treatment of opioid dependence

ETHICAL PROBLEMS


Ethical Problems

Salladay, Susan A.

Nursing2016. 46(8):12-13, August 2016.

Take action to combat short staffing...replace coworker competition with regard and respect...a principled approach to patient confidentiality

LEARNING CURVE


CLINICAL ROUNDS


Clinical Rounds

Nursing2016. 46(8):21-23, August 2016.

VA supports full practice authority for APRNs...many patients with cancer are uninformed about their prognosis...is fasting before a screening colonoscopy really necessary?...and more

PATIENT SAFETY


CLINICAL QUERIES


COMBATING INFECTION


DRUG CHALLENGE


INFOBYTES


MEDICATION ERRORS


Medication Errors

Cohen, Michael R.

Nursing2016. 46(8):72, August 2016.

Minimize the use of disinfecting caps on pediatric I.V. catheter hubs and ports...beware confusing labeling on blister pack for cystic fibrosis medication...keep vaccines in storage units dedicated exclusively to vaccines


Enhancing end-of-life care for terminally ill psychiatric patients

Steves, Faith; Williams, Tommy

Nursing2016. 46(8):54-58, August 2016.

Find out how nurses caring for these patients can battle the stigma of mental illness and improve access to quality end-of-life care.

Colostomy irrigation to maintain continence: An old method revived

Bauer, Carole; Arnold-Long, Mary; Kent, Dea J.

Nursing2016. 46(8):59-62, August 2016.

Nurses are perfectly positioned to teach appropriate patients how this time-tested method to manage their colostomy can improve their quality of life.

CE Connection


Zika virus: Facing a new threat

Simon, R. Bryan; Carpenetti, Tiffany L.

Nursing2016. 46(8):24-31, August 2016.

Worried patients are looking to their healthcare providers for information about the Zika virus and their personal risk. Update your knowledge about Zika virus infection, including how it's transmitted and what to teach patients about preventive measures.

Understanding acute pancreatitis

Krenzer, Maureen E.

Nursing2016. 46(8):34-40, August 2016.

Although common, acute pancreatitis is potentially life-threatening. Prompt assessment, appropriate nursing interventions, and patient teaching can help your patients recover fully and avoid complications.

SHARING


Recalling the past, creating the future

Alejandro, Josefina Inoturan

Nursing2016. 46(8):42-43, August 2016.

A medico-legal mission to the Philippines brings back powerful memories for one experienced nurse as she works to honor her father's legacy.

NEW HORIZONS


CLINICAL SCENE INVESTIGATOR PART 2


Nurses emerge as change leaders

Iacono, Laura; Altman, Marian

Nursing2016. 46(8):50-53, August 2016.

In this time of unprecedented industry change, nurses must develop innovative strategies to support quality improvement and improve outcomes. Explore this topic and more in the second part of our AACN CSI Academy series.


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