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November 2016 - Volume 46 - Issue 11
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


DRUG NEWS


Drug News

Nursing. 46(11):10-11, November 2016.

Promising investigational drug for osteoporosis...accelerated approval granted for muscular dystrophy treatment...postop opioid use unlikely to lead to addiction in older adults...use of antipsychotic drugs during pregnancy not linked to birth defects

ADVICE P.R.N.


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


INSPIRING CHANGE


LEARNING CURVE


CLINICAL ROUNDS


Clinical Rounds

Nursing. 46(11):23-25, November 2016.

Nurse-driven protocols improve ED patient flow...nursing skill mix influences restraint use...FDA approves software to help evaluate concussions on the playing field...and more

PATIENT SAFETY


RESEARCH CORNER


CLINICAL QUERIES


INFOBYTES


DRUG CHALLENGE


MEDICATION ERRORS


Medication Errors

Cohen, Michael R.

Nursing. 46(11):72, November 2016.

Dangerously misleading label for potassium chloride...beware of packaging errors on over-the-counter products...speak up about unlabeled syringes


Caring for hospitalized patients with celiac disease

Heavey, Elizabeth; Stoltman, Joan

Nursing. 46(11):50-55, November 2016.

Because patients with this genetic autoimmune disorder experience debilitating signs and symptoms after exposure to even a tiny amount of gluten, keeping them safe during a hospital stay is a complex challenge.

Oncology Emergency Series: CE Connection


Recognizing and preventing tumor lysis syndrome

Kaplow, Roberta; Iyere, Karen

Nursing. 46(11):26-32, November 2016.

When the rapid destruction of tumor cells releases large amounts of intracellular components into the systemic circulation, acute kidney injury and other life-threatening disorders can result. The authors review the pathophysiology behind this dangerous complication of cancer treatment and discuss how to assess, protect, and support patients at risk.

CE Connection


Synthetic cannabinoid poisoning: A growing health concern

Phillips, Jeffrey; Lim, Fidelindo; Hsu, Richard

Nursing. 46(11):34-41, November 2016.

Although synthetic cannabinoids elicit psychoactive effects similar to those of marijuana, these products are far more likely to cause violent behavior and potentially lethal adverse reactions, including myocardial infarction and ischemic stroke. Are you prepared to assess and care for a patient who may be under the influence?

SHARING


NEW HORIZONS


CLINICAL SCENE INVESTIGATOR PART 3


Introducing the Massachusetts CSI Nursing Delirium Collaborative

DiLibero, Justin; Edwards, Erica; Hanson, Dave

Nursing. 46(11):56-60, November 2016.

The final installment of our Clinical Scene Investigator series describes how several facilities collaborated to improve patient care.


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