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April 2018 - Volume 48 - Issue 4
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


LETTERS


DRUG NEWS


Drug News

Nursing2019. 48(4):9-10, April 2018.

Default dosage choice in EMR modifies opioid prescribing behavior...radioactive drug targets rare GI cancer...off-label approach restores color for patients with vitiligo...with advancing age, more antibiotics

PATIENT SAFETY


CLINICAL QUERIES


INSPIRING CHANGE


LEARNING CURVE


CLINICAL ROUNDS


Clinical Rounds

Nursing2019. 48(4):21-23, April 2018.

Nurses are tough critics in patient satisfaction surveys...online decision tool helps patients with breast cancer make treatment choices...smartphone app designed to reduce postop infection rates...and more

RESEARCH CORNER


COMBATING INFECTION


INFOBYTES


DRUG CHALLENGE


MEDICATION ERRORS


Medication Errors

Cohen, Michael R.

Nursing2019. 48(4):72, April 2018.

Volumen confused with Voluven...“hang time” interpreted as a dose...watch for outdated instructions accompanying this antiretroviral drug


Nurse's guide to primary amebic meningoencephalitis

Peterson, Kathleen; Barbel, Paula; Heavey, Elizabeth

Nursing2019. 48(4):42-45, April 2018.

This rare but highly lethal infection of the central nervous system is transmitted in water contaminated with the Naegleria fowleri ameba. Children are especially vulnerable. Learn to recognize suspicious neurologic signs and symptoms in patients with a recent history of swimming in untreated warm water.

The ACE effect: A case study of adverse childhood experiences

Zarnello, Lisa

Nursing2019. 48(4):50-54, April 2018.

Exposure to traumatic events and adversity in childhood can shape lifestyle risk factors and trigger chronic diseases later in life. Follow the advice presented in this case study to help affected patients of all ages.

CE Connection


Acute migraine headache in children

Sahd-Brown, Kaitlyn E.; Ruth-Sahd, Lisa A.

Nursing2019. 48(4):24-29, April 2018.

By age 17, as many as 8% of boys and 23% of girls have experienced a migraine headache. Here's how to recognize, assess, and manage these often debilitating headaches in children, even if they're too young to verbalize their symptoms.

Penile cancer: Providing patient support

Pullen, Richard L. Jr.

Nursing2019. 48(4):32-39, April 2018.

Men diagnosed with penile cancer are likely to have questions and concerns about their diagnosis and treatment, sexual function, and masculine identity. This article discusses the types of penile cancer, reviews current treatment approaches, and offers practical guidelines for patient teaching and psychosocial support.

NEW HORIZONS