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September 2017 - Volume 47 - Issue 9
pp: 6-4

EDITORIAL


LETTERS


DRUG NEWS


Drug News

Nursing2017. 47(9):9-10, September 2017.

Serious out-of-hospital medication errors have doubled...extended-release opioid removed from the market...first drug approved for sickle cell disease in decades...many children at risk for anaphylaxis aren't being treated according to guidelines

ADVICE P.R.N.


INSPIRING CHANGE


LEARNING CURVE: Series: Cultural competence


CLINICAL ROUNDS


Clinical Rounds

Nursing2017. 47(9):23-25, September 2017.

New approach to detecting consciousness in unresponsive patients...routine eye screening recommended for all neonates exposed to Zika virus in utero...stem cell educator: a breakthrough in diabetes treatment?...and more

STUDENT VOICES


PATIENT SAFETY


COMBATING INFECTION


MEDICATION ERRORS



Understanding the role of convex skin barriers in ostomy care

Hoeflok, Jo; Purnell, Paris

Nursing2017. 47(9):51-56, September 2017.

Review the advantages of convex skin barriers and their role in ostomy care as presented here. Choosing the right system can have a significant impact on your patient's quality of life.

CE Connection


Recognizing normal pressure hydrocephalus in older adults

Smith, Carolyn E.

Nursing2017. 47(9):26-31, September 2017.

A telltale triad of clues—gait disturbance, cognitive impairment, and urinary incontinence—differentiates normal pressure hydrocephalus from other neurologic diseases affecting older adults. With early detection and treatment, dementia and other complications can be reversed in many patients.

Evidence-based approaches to breaking down language barriers

Squires, Allison

Nursing2017. 47(9):34-40, September 2017.

Explore the complexities of language barriers between nurses and patients, including how these barriers affect nursing care and patient outcomes. Then use evidence-based strategies to improve communication and reduce readmissions.

SHARING


ISSUES IN NURSING


NEW HORIZONS


Professional development: Branching out beyond the bedside

Smith, Kathleen

Nursing2017. 47(9):57-59, September 2017.

Participating in professional activities, such as the one the author describes here, empowers nurses to initiate positive changes at the bedside and beyond.