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December 2016 - Volume 46 - Issue 12
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


DRUG NEWS


Drug News

Nursing. 46(12):10-11, December 2016.

Limits proposed for pediatric codeine use...new injectable drug for type 2 diabetes approved...certain drugs for hepatitis B may reactivate hepatitis C...lower estradiol may be linked to obstructive sleep apnea... masked uncontrolled hypertension closely associated with kidney damage

ETHICAL PROBLEMS


LEGAL MATTERS


INSPIRING CHANGE


LEARNING CURVE


CLINICAL ROUNDS


Clinical Rounds

Nursing. 46(12):23-25, December 2016.

Nurse-led program helps patients quit smoking...new assessment tool may help reduce antibiotic overuse in children...patients wait longer in the ED for psych care than for other reasons...and more

CONTROLLING PAIN: Series: Rooting out neuropathic pain


COMBATING INFECTION


CLINICAL QUERIES


INFOBYTES


MEDICATION ERRORS


Medication Errors

Cohen, Michael R.

Nursing. 46(12):72, December 2016.

Fake prescriptions shouldn't be used to check for insurance coverage...make sure vial labels face up...“kwik” refers to a device, not a drug...barcode missing from bottle's label


Nursing care for adults with ADHD who take stimulants

Blake, Timothy K.

Nursing. 46(12):60-64, December 2016.

Adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder have trouble maintaining concentration and impulse control, sometimes causing significant social and occupational dysfunction. Be prepared to care for adults who take stimulant medications to manage their symptoms.

CE Connection


Autologous microvascular breast reconstruction: Postoperative strategies to improve outcomes

Nahabedian, Maurice Y.; Nahabedian, Anissa G.

Nursing. 46(12):26-34, December 2016.

After total mastectomy, breast reconstruction can improve body image and enhance self-esteem. Exceptional nursing care after autologous microvascular breast reconstruction, as described here, can boost the odds of successful outcomes for these patients.

Caring for adults with impaired physical mobility

Crawford, Ann; Harris, Helene

Nursing. 46(12):36-41, December 2016.

Immobility and its complications can cause physical disability and emotional suffering. With appropriate assessment skills, early mobilization efforts, and proper prevention strategies, nurses can help patients avoid complications and optimize their quality of life.

SHARING


NEW HORIZONS


Compact state licensure: Take the “fast lane” to nursing practice

Ashton, Leigh Miranda

Nursing. 46(12):50-54, December 2016.

Making a big decision about relocating or becoming a travel nurse? First, explore avenues for obtaining individual state and multistate nursing licenses to avoid an unpleasant surprise.

ISSUES IN NURSING