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March 2017 - Volume 47 - Issue 3
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


DRUG NEWS


Drug News

Nursing. 47(3):10-11, March 2017.

Penicillin allergy testing reduces the use of alternative drugs...regular aspirin use halves pancreatic cancer risk...new Ebola vaccine fully effective in clinical trial...apply sunscreen, even in the shade...opioid overdose deaths continue to rise

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


ADVICE P.R.N.


Advice P.R.N.

Nursing. 47(3):15-16, March 2017.

Healthcare-sharing ministries as an alternative to health insurance...patient secretly self-medicates in the hospital...should retired nurses maintain licenses and training?

LEARNING CURVE


STUDENT VOICES


CLINICAL ROUNDS


Clinical Rounds

Nursing. 47(3):21-23, March 2017.

Americans continue to rank nurses first in ethics and honesty...one patient's medical crisis puts others on the unit at risk...feeding tube use declines for patients with advanced dementia...and more

PATIENT SAFETY


COMBATING INFECTION


INFUSION THERAPY


WOUND & SKIN CARE


INFOBYTES


DRUG CHALLENGE


MEDICATION ERRORS


Medication Errors

Cohen, Michael R.

Nursing. 47(3):72, March 2017.

Too-sticky label disguises tampering and drug diversion...blister packaging can help protect kids from accidental poisonings...don't let patients confuse Claritin and ClariSpray...mini-bag volumes of 0.9% sodium chloride solutions aren't clearly labeled


Victims of human trafficking: Hiding in plain sight

Byrne, Melissa; Parsh, Bridget; Ghilain, Courtney

Nursing. 47(3):48-52, March 2017.

Nurses in any setting can encounter victims of modern-day slavery without realizing it. Learn to recognize the signs, ask the right questions, and take action to help free these vulnerable people from human traffickers.

CE Connection


Preventing in-patient falls: The nurse's pivotal role

Chu, Ruby Z.

Nursing. 47(3):24-30, March 2017.

Preventing falls requires a multidisciplinary approach to create a safe patient environment, including a fall prevention program and education for nurses. This article discusses practical, evidence-based interventions that nurses can implement to keep their patients safe.

Acute iliofemoral DVT in the presence of May-Thurner syndrome

Adams, Susan K.; Sinyangwe, Inga

Nursing. 47(3):32-38, March 2017.

May-Thurner syndrome (MTS) occurs when the left common iliac vein is compressed against the lumbar vertebrae by the overlying right common iliac artery. MTS predisposes patients to deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Review why MTS is often misdiagnosed, what therapies are available to treat it, and how nurses can intervene to prevent disabling and potentially fatal complications.

SHARING


NEW HORIZONS


Poster creation: Guidelines and tips for success

Kohtz, Cindy; Hymer, Carrie; Humbles-Pegues, Patricia

Nursing. 47(3):43-46, March 2017.

Creating an effective poster about a research or quality improvement project calls for concisely synthesizing content as well as designing an attractive display. Follow this detailed guide, then prepare to share your hard work and insights with others.


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