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February 2017 - Volume 47 - Issue 2
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


DRUG NEWS


Drug News

Nursing. 47(2):9-10, February 2017.

Gene therapy for hemophilia B...FDA eases mental health warnings on smoking cessation drugs...tweets mostly positive for HPV vaccine...thiazide diuretics may reduce risk of fractures in older adults

ETHICAL PROBLEMS


LEGAL MATTERS


INSPIRING CHANGE


LEARNING CURVE


CLINICAL ROUNDS


PATIENT SAFETY


RESEARCH CORNER


CONTROLLING PAIN


STUDENT VOICES


MEDICATION ERRORS



Posttraumatic growth: Breaking through to recovery

Mikal-Flynn, Joyce

Nursing. 47(2):48-52, February 2017.

Defined as the capacity for emotional growth following a traumatic experience, posttraumatic growth focuses on long-range recovery. Discover how nurses can employ principles of metahabilitation, a system of recovery developed by the author, to help patients make positive psychological changes as they recover from traumatic injury.

CE Connection: Oncology Emergency Series


When cardiac tamponade puts the pressure on

Kaplow, Roberta; Iyere, Karen

Nursing. 47(2):24-30, February 2017.

Refresh your knowledge of this potentially life-threatening complication of cancer, cancer treatment, or both. For optimal patient outcomes, keep a high level of clinical suspicion to identify patients at risk, recognize signs and symptoms early, and provide therapeutic interventions and supportive therapies.

CE Connection


New Drugs 2017, part 1

Hussar, Daniel A.

Nursing. 47(2):32-39, February 2017.

Learn about six drugs recently approved by the FDA, including the first drug approved to treat hyperkalemia in 50 years, a breakthrough drug for Parkinson disease psychosis, and an I.V. antiasthmatic medication indicated for add-on maintenance treatment in certain patients with severe asthma.

SHARING


NEW HORIZONS


EBM: A pathway to evidence-based nursing management

Shingler-Nace, Autum; Gonzalez, Judith Zedreck

Nursing. 47(2):43-46, February 2017.

Evidence-based management (EBM) is the use of research evidence by nursing leaders to support decision making and improve processes. This article explores how applying EBM to managerial challenges can improve patient outcomes, nurse satisfaction, working conditions, and leadership.