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June 2018 - Volume 48 - Issue 6
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


DRUG NEWS


Drug News

Nursing. 48(6):9-10, June 2018.

Biologic treatment for SLE...new guidelines for opioid stewardship...prevent the spread of “nightmare bacteria”...polypharmacy has cumulative negative effects

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


LEARNING CURVE


CLINICAL ROUNDS


Clinical Rounds

Nursing. 48(6):15-17, June 2018.

Higher nursing education linked to lower patient mortality...transgender men at risk for breast lesions...quality initiative significantly reduces unnecessary lab tests... and more.

COMBATING INFECTION


CLINICAL QUERIES


URGENT CARE


INFOBYTES


MEDICATION ERRORS



CE Connection


Damage control: Differentiating incontinence-associated dermatitis from pressure injury

Francis, Kathleen

Nursing. 48(6):18-25, June 2018.

Mistaking incontinence-associated dermatitis for an early stage pressure injury can result in ineffective treatment and possible deterioration to full-thickness injury. These guidelines and photos will help nurses identify subtle differences, particularly in patients with dark skin, and differentiate, classify, and document these injuries correctly.

Caring for a patient with a desmoid tumor

O'Sullivan, Janette; Vanderbeek-Warren, Margaret

Nursing. 48(6):27-32, June 2018.

Although defined as benign, these slow-growing, invasive fibroblastic tumors can cause significant morbidity and, in rare cases, death. This comprehensive article explains who's at risk and describes how to assess and care for patients diagnosed with desmoid tumors.

SHARING


ISSUES IN NURSING