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April 2019 - Volume 49 - Issue 4
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


DRUG NEWS


Drug News

Nursing2019. 49(4):9-10, April 2019.

First therapy for rare autoimmune disorder...injections of botulinum toxin reduce migraine headache frequency...new guidelines for assessing reported penicillin allergy...ERAS protocol cuts postop opioid use

NEW COMMUNITY CARE


ADVICE P.R.N.


Advice P.R.N.

Nursing2019. 49(4):14-15, April 2019.

Cut out the grapefruit when taking certain drugs...should an older adult be vaccinated for measles before traveling?...thumbs up for the Trendelenburg position in certain circumstances

CLINICAL QUERIES


INFECTION PREVENTION


INSPIRING CHANGE


CLINICAL ROUNDS


Clinical Rounds

Nursing2019. 49(4):23-25, April 2019.

Nurses champion sleep enhancement interventions for their patients...why so many dislodged I.V. catheters?...routine screening for pancreatic cancer still not recommended in asymptomatic adults...and more

Nursing2019®


PATIENT SAFETY


WOUND & SKIN CARE


INFOBYTES


MEDICATION ERRORS


Medication Errors

Cohen, Michael R.

Nursing2019. 49(4):72, April 2019.

Confusing label invites a twofold overdose of oral potassium solution...avoid abbreviating drug names...lower dosage is not always a “junior” with epinephrine autoinjectors


Long-term effects of opioids on the cardiovascular system: Examine the evidence

Corbett, Keegan; Dugan, Amelia; Vitale, Christina; More

Nursing2019. 49(4):47-49, April 2019.

As this literature review shows, long-term opioid use can adversely affect the heart. Learn about cardiovascular risks so you can educate patients who may be at risk.

How to recognize caffeine overdose

Carreon, Christian “CJ”; Parsh, Bridget

Nursing2019. 49(4):52-55, April 2019.

Although caffeine is the most widely consumed stimulant in the world, many users are unaware that consuming it in extremely high amounts can be toxic. This article examines how nurses can recognize the signs and symptoms of caffeine overdose and educate patients about the dangers of excessive consumption.

CE Connection


Caring for children with neurofibromatosis type 1

Sampson, Janice; Thompson, Heather L.; Parilo, Denise M. Wall

Nursing2019. 49(4):30-36, April 2019.

In children, the manifestations of neurofibromatosis type 1 vary widely in terms of presentation, disease severity, and prognosis. Here, the authors address appropriate patient assessment, nursing interventions, and education for children and adolescents with this surprisingly common genetic disorder.

Prediabetes: A wake-up call

Rariden, Christina

Nursing2019. 49(4):38-44, April 2019.

Affecting 84 million adults in the US, prediabetes continues to be a national and worldwide health concern. Make sure you are up to date on current standards and recommendations by reading this comprehensive review.

SHARING


‘My patient died’

Brittain, Chaka

Nursing2019. 49(4):50-51, April 2019.

Read how one student's emotional experience inspired his educator to help students expect the unexpected in patient care.

GLOBAL ISSUES IN NURSING


Healthcare coverage in the US and Japan: A comparison

Ruggles, Bernadette Martin; Xiong, Amy; Kyle, Brittany

Nursing2019. 49(4):56-60, April 2019.

How does healthcare coverage in the US compare with the Japanese system? This thought-provoking discussion reviews the pros and cons of both approaches.


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