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March 2019 - Volume 49 - Issue 3
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


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DRUG NEWS


Drug News

Nursing2019. 49(3):12-13, March 2019.

Novel oral antibiotic shows promise for patients with gonorrhea...new treatment for rare blood disorder...flu vaccination protects patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...calcium channel blocker found to reverse coronary “slow flow”

LEGAL MATTERS


INFECTION PREVENTION


CLINICAL QUERIES


INSPIRING CHANGE


CLINICAL ROUNDS


Clinical Rounds

Nursing2019. 49(3):21-23, March 2019.

Higher workload in the neonatal ICU leads to missed nursing care...establish a “reporting culture” to prevent errors...nurses dissatisfied with end-of-life care quality at their hospitals...and more

PATIENT SAFETY


LEARNING CURVE


DRUG CHALLENGE


INFOBYTES


MEDICATION ERRORS



Diabetes: Setting and achieving glycemic goals

Faminu, Femi

Nursing2019. 49(3):49-54, March 2019.

Initiate these nursing strategies to help patients set and meet glycemic goals and manage their own therapy.

Asthma 101: Teaching children to use metered dose inhalers

Chike-Harris, Katherine E.; Kinyon-Munch, Kathryn

Nursing2019. 49(3):56-60, March 2019.

Assess for these common usage errors and teach children to use pressurized metered-dose inhalers correctly.

Holding the line against workplace violence

Toon, Molly F.; Weaver, Christy; Frasier, Nora; More

Nursing2019. 49(3):61-63, March 2019.

Violent patient interactions are not “just part of the job.” This article discusses the reasons for this common misperception and interventions that help protect healthcare professionals from violent encounters.

CE Connection


Body dysmorphic disorder: The drive for perfection

Perkins, Amanda

Nursing2019. 49(3):28-33, March 2019.

People with this body image disorder spend a great deal of time focusing on their perceived physical flaws. Time spent on negative thoughts can significantly interfere with their quality of life. This article discusses the nurse's role in assessing the disorder and helping patients cope.

Caring for patients with chronic hepatitis C infection

Chaney, Amanda

Nursing2019. 49(3):36-42, March 2019.

Thanks to breakthroughs in drug therapy, many patients with HCV infection can now be cured. This update reviews the pathophysiology of chronic HCV infection, new treatment options, and education for patients with chronic HCV infection.

NEW HORIZONS


Considering toxicology: Specialists in poison information

Quail, M. Thomas

Nursing2019. 49(3):45-47, March 2019.

Nurses and poison information specialists have a lot in common. Explore the professional parallels and consider whether this career path is right for you.


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