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November 2019 - Volume 49 - Issue 11
pp: 6-3

EDITORIAL


DRUG NEWS


Drug News

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

Antibiotic exposure has long-lasting effects for premature infants...adjunctive treatment for adults with Parkinson disease to manage “off” episodes...high doses of spironolactone help certain patients with heart failure...updated vaccination guidelines for patients with MS

LEGAL MATTERS


ADVICE P.R.N.


LEARNING CURVE


CLINICAL ROUNDS


FOCUS ON SAFETY


INSPIRING CHANGE


STUDENT VOICES


TECH NOTES


DRUG CHALLENGE


INFOBYTES


MEDICATION ERRORS


Medication Errors

Cohen, Michael R.

Nursing. 49(11):72, November 2019.

Many oral syringes do not meet safety standards...extra steps required for this child-resistant blister pack...confusing these drugs could have been fatal


The hazards and benefits of social media use in adolescents

Rajamohan, Santhiny; Bennett, Erin; Tedone, Deborah

Nursing. 49(11):52-56, November 2019.

Social media can act as a catalyst to negative attitudes and behaviors in adolescents, but its positive effects are also well documented. This article reviews the current evidence and explores the benefits and drawbacks of social media use by teenagers.

CE Connection


Parkinson disease: Enhance nursing knowledge

Vacca, Vincent M. Jr.

Nursing. 49(11):24-32, November 2019.

At present, Parkinson disease cannot be cured, but a correct diagnosis is important for determining treatment strategies and nursing interventions. This article provides an overview of this neurodegenerative disorder and offers up-to-date information for optimal nursing care and patient teaching.

New Drugs 2019, part 4

Hussar, Daniel A.

Nursing. 49(11):34-43, November 2019.

Learn about nine recently marketed drugs, including three new drugs for treating thrombocytopenia in select patients and the first drug that rapidly reverses the anticoagulant action of two factor Xa inhibitors, rivaroxaban and apixaban.

VETERANS DAY TRIBUTE


The admiral is a lady: Alene Duerk, RN

Beach, Patricia Ringos; White, Beth E.

Nursing. 49(11):45-48, November 2019.

Promoted by President Nixon in 1972, Admiral Alene Duerk was the first female admiral to serve in any navy in the world. Read about her accomplishments as a nurse and a military leader.

SHARING




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