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July 2019 - Volume 49 - Issue 7
pp: 6-72

GUEST EDITORIAL


LETTERS


DRUG NEWS


Drug News

Nursing2019. 49(7):9-10, July 2019.

Sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors have been linked with Fournier gangrene...two new drugs treat rare type of amyloidosis...dengue disease vaccine approved for certain pediatric patients...folic acid intake lowers risk for gestational diabetes in pregnant women

NEW BEHAVIORAL HEALTH


CLINICAL QUERIES


ETHICS IN ACTION


CLINICAL ROUNDS


Clinical Rounds

Nursing2019. 49(7):23-25, July 2019.

Compression-only CPR helps save lives...ice chips reduce a common adverse reaction to chemotherapy drug...new Tourette syndrome guideline stresses watchful waiting...and more

TECH NOTES


STUDENT VOICES


INFECTION PREVENTION


INSPIRING CHANGE


Diabetes empowerment with a nurse-led shared medical appointment program

Davis, Sage; Johnson, Victoria; McClory, Michelle; More

Nursing2019. 49(7):67-69, July 2019.

Empowering patients with a nurse-led shared medical appointment program

DRUG CHALLENGE


INFOBYTES


MEDICATION ERRORS


Medication Errors

Cohen, Michael R.

Nursing2019. 49(7):72, July 2019.

Avoid delegating vaccine preparation...vancomycin powder: do not confuse the diluent with the drug...new FDA naming convention for biological medications


An innovative warming strategy to increase patient satisfaction

Palmer, Jonathan; Soucier, Michael; Deeds, Jacob

Nursing2019. 49(7):49-53, July 2019.

This article details an initiative to improve surgical patients' satisfaction with thermal comfort using reflective blankets at a major medical center and Level III trauma center.

Are genetics/genomics competencies essential for all clinical nurses?

Newcomb, Patricia; Behan, Deborah; Sleutel, Martha; More

Nursing2019. 49(7):54-60, July 2019.

More than half of RNs practicing today received no prelicensure education on a set of essential genetics and genomics (G/G) competencies created by the American Nurses Association in 2006. This study describes the current use of G/G nursing competencies in acute care hospitals and how nurses perceive them.

CE Connection


Protecting the rights of patients, nurses, and others participating in research

Mick, JoAnn

Nursing2019. 49(7):26-34, July 2019.

Clinical nurses are in a unique position to support research that studies the effects of interventions, symptom management, education, and treatment plan adherence in their patients. Using a quiz format, this article addresses clinical nurses' role in research, the history of federal regulation of research, basic human rights and potential violations during the conduct of research, and specific nursing actions required when research is conducted in the practice setting.

Adult-onset Huntington disease: An update

Urrutia, Nancy L.

Nursing2019. 49(7):36-43, July 2019.

Appropriate nursing-care strategies depend on the early recognition of Huntington disease to prioritize a plan of care. Learn about the clinical presentation, prognosis, diagnosis, and management of adult-onset Huntington disease.

NEW HORIZONS


Taking on an administrative supervisor role

Crincoli, Suzanne; Weaver, Susan H.

Nursing2019. 49(7):45-47, July 2019.

Administrative supervisors serve as nurse leaders during the evenings, nights, and weekends. This article discusses the role and offers insight for nurses interested in exploring this career opportunity.


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