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September 2019 - Volume 49 - Issue 9
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


LETTERS


Letters

Coyne, Patrick J.; Ochakovski, Elena; Carpenter, Jennifer Ballard

Nursing. 49(9):8, September 2019.

Don't overlook palliative care...caring for undocumented immigrants... folic acid intake for pregnant women

DRUG NEWS


Drug News

Nursing. 49(9):10-11, September 2019.

Interventions to enhance antibiotic stewardship...many grandparents do not keep drugs out of kids' reach...new treatment for debilitating autoimmune disorder...androgen deprivation therapy raises Alzheimer disease risk in patients with prostate cancer

CLINICAL QUERIES


NEW BEHAVIORAL HEALTH


CLINICAL ROUNDS


Clinical Rounds

Nursing. 49(9):21-23, September 2019.

Nurse understaffing increases risk of healthcare-associated infections...educate all patients with epilepsy about sudden death risk...new guidelines for HIV screening and pre-exposure prophylaxis...and more

FOCUS ON SAFETY


LEARNING CURVE


INFUSION THERAPY


STUDENT VOICES


PAIN MANAGEMENT


INFECTION PREVENTION


DRUG CHALLENGE


INFOBYTES


MEDICATION ERRORS



Artificial intelligence: Essentials for nursing

McGrow, Kathleen

Nursing. 49(9):46-49, September 2019.

This overview of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare settings examines basic AI concepts and the role of nurses using this cutting-edge technology.

Take a deeper look into body surface area

Smith, Linda S.

Nursing. 49(9):51-54, September 2019.

Review how body surface area (BSA) compares with body mass index, when and why BSA calculations are needed, and how to perform a quick and accurate calculation.

CE Connection


Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: New hope for an old disease

Larkin, Gail; Bellomo, Tamara; Caze, Lenel

Nursing. 49(9):24-31, September 2019.

Older adults with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) are less likely than adolescents, young adults, and athletes to experience sudden cardiac death, but their quality of life can be impaired. This practical guide discusses diagnostic criteria, treatments, and nursing interventions, including patient teaching, for adults living with HCM.

The black veil: Caring for patients with retinal detachments

Love, Gayla H.

Nursing. 49(9):34-40, September 2019.

Do you use best practices to care for patients who experience retinal detachments? Here, we address the causes and treatments for this rare but serious event that can cause permanent vision loss.

NEW HORIZONS


Case management: An overview for nurses

Armold, Sarah

Nursing. 49(9):43-45, September 2019.

Case management offers an exciting opportunity for nurses as they decide how best to serve their patients. This article discusses the role of case managers in the healthcare setting.


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