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May 2017 - Volume 47 - Issue 5
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


LETTERS


SALARY SURVEY


DRUG NEWS


Drug News

Nursing. 47(5):11-12, May 2017.

Small reductions in antibiotic use yield big returns...first drug approved for nocturnal polyuria...diabetes drug may be key to diagnostic test for Alzheimer disease...antithrombotics underused for patients with AF...shorter courses of opioids reduce risk of addiction

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


ADVICE P.R.N.


INSPIRING CHANGE


CLINICAL ROUNDS


PATIENT SAFETY


COMBATING INFECTION


CLINICAL QUERIES


STUDENT VOICES


INFOBYTES


DRUG CHALLENGE


MEDICATION ERRORS



Double vision: When a dying patient's family member is also a nurse

Tesh, Anita; Kautz, Donald D.

Nursing. 47(5):50-54, May 2017.

Discover strategies to help nurses participate in decision making and caregiving for a family member who's actively dying in the hospital.

CE Connection


Managing hypocalcemia in massive blood transfusion

Lim, Fidelindo; Chen, Leon L.; Borski, Daniel

Nursing. 47(5):26-32, May 2017.

Hypocalcemia, one of the most dangerous complications associated with massive blood transfusion, can lead to potentially fatal neurologic and cardiovascular dysfunction. The focus of this article is on the nurse's role in caring for patients who develop hypocalcemia related to massive blood transfusion.

Nursing care for the patient with a left ventricular assist device

Chmielinski, April; Koons, Brittany

Nursing. 47(5):34-40, May 2017.

In patients with advanced heart failure, LVADs can provide a bridge to heart transplant. This article brings nurses up to speed about these devices and discusses nursing care for patients with an LVAD who are admitted to the hospital.

NURSES WEEK


The nurse who could lift

Jones, Sherry

Nursing. 47(5):42-44, May 2017.

This Nurses Week tribute reminds us that although patient health and safety is every nurse's goal, we need to remember our own health as well.

NEW HORIZONS



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