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September 2016 - Volume 46 - Issue 9
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


DRUG NEWS


Drug News

Nursing. 46(9):10-11, September 2016.

CDC: nasal flu vaccine is ineffective...midostaurin therapy prolongs survival for patients with hematologic cancer...prescription opioid misuse has doubled in last 10 years...immunotherapy drugs increase arthritis risk

ADVICE P.R.N.


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


LEARNING CURVE


CLINICAL ROUNDS


COMBATING INFECTION


INFOBYTES


STUDENT VOICES


MEDICATION ERRORS



Lead poisoning: When an entire community is exposed

Heavey, Elizabeth

Nursing. 46(9):28-33, September 2016.

A change in water supply in Flint, Michigan, that caused high levels of lead in tapwater is just one well-publicized example of this ongoing threat. Find out how to pinpoint lead exposure in your community, implement appropriate screening and interventions, and identify racial and economic disparities that affect a patient's risk.

Preventing perioperative hypothermia

Rightmyer, Jenice; Singbartl, Kai

Nursing. 46(9):57-60, September 2016.

A nurse-led interdisciplinary approach can help maintain perioperative normothermia, improving the patient's surgical experience and decreasing the risk of postoperative complications.

CE Connection


New Drugs 2016, part 3

Hussar, Daniel A.

Nursing. 46(9):34-42, September 2016.

Learn about 23 drugs recently approved by the FDA, including one to treat irritable bowel syndrome characterized by diarrhea, an antiemetic to prevent delayed nausea and vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy, and 14 new antineoplastic drugs.

CE Connection: Oncology Emergency Series


Understanding spinal cord compression

Kaplow, Roberta; Iyere, Karen

Nursing. 46(9):44-51, September 2016.

A life-threatening complication of primary and metastatic cancer, spinal cord compression can significantly diminish a patient's quality of life. This article, the first of a three-part series on oncology emergencies, describes the diagnosis, treatment, and nursing care for patients with the complication.

SHARING


Finding time for Rose

Trent, Peggy

Nursing. 46(9):54-56, September 2016.

A nurse wrestles with a busy schedule, high-acuity patients, and tough ethical choices as she tries to give a dying patient her full attention.

NEW HORIZONS


Behavioral health: A natural nursing fit

Robinson, Maryann E.

Nursing. 46(9):61-65, September 2016.

Explore synergies between nursing and behavioral health, then consider how to incorporate behavioral health into nursing practice and policy.