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March 2018 - Volume 48 - Issue 3
pp: 6-4

EDITORIAL


LETTERS


DRUG NEWS


Drug News

Nursing. 48(3):9-10, March 2018.

Revitalizing vancomycin to thwart antibiotic resistance...prescribing guidelines for postop pain reduce opioid overuse...new treatment approved for severe hypotension in critically ill patients...slow-release capsule to treat HIV infection under investigation...certain cold remedies will be off-limits to kids

LEGAL MATTERS


ADVICE P.R.N.


INSPIRING CHANGE


LEARNING CURVE


CLINICAL ROUNDS


Clinical Rounds

Nursing. 48(3):23-25, March 2018.

Repeated influenza vaccinations protect older adults...noninvasive device softens sounds of chronic tinnitus...gene therapy breakthrough for hemophilia B?...and more

PATIENT SAFETY


COMBATING INFECTION


STUDENT VOICES


CLINICAL QUERIES


INFOBYTES


MEDICATION ERRORS


Medication Errors

Cohen, Michael R.

Nursing. 48(3):72, March 2018.

The lowercase letter “l” at the end of drug names can be confused with the number 1...survey reveals alarming safety lapses in injection practices


What does the evidence say about the Mediterranean diet?

Watts, Sharon A.; Stevenson, Carl; Patterson, Julianne

Nursing. 48(3):50-54, March 2018.

Both prediabetes and diabetes are fueled by fast, inexpensive, and overly processed food. Review the evidence about the role the Mediterranean diet plays in preventing type 2 diabetes, then encourage patients to embrace a healthier diet and lifestyle.

CE Connection


Screening and brief intervention to prevent fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

Kane, Irene; Mitchell, Ann M.; Finnell, Deborah; More

Nursing. 48(3):26-31, March 2018.

By implementing Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention in women of reproductive age, nurses can have a significant role in preventing alcohol-exposed pregnancies and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.

How oral medications affect wound healing

Levine, Jeffrey M.

Nursing. 48(3):34-40, March 2018.

Although surprisingly few oral medications have been shown to directly aid healing, some have potential benefits that are under investigation. This article describes oral drugs that may help build new tissue and speed wound healing as well as medications that can impair healing.

NEW SERIES: PIONEERS IN NURSING


Clara Barton: Angel of the battlefield

Strickler, Jeff

Nursing. 48(3):43-45, March 2018.

In the second installment of a new series, learn about Clara Barton's inspiring contributions to nursing during the Civil War and her role as the founder of the American Red Cross.

NEW HORIZONS


Supporting coworkers after a personal loss

Chichester, Melanie; Janney, Regina

Nursing. 48(3):55-58, March 2018.

What should you say to coworkers when they return to work after losing a loved one? Follow this practical advice to provide support and show you care.



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