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December 2019 - Volume 49 - Issue 12
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


DRUG NEWS


Drug News

Nursing. 49(12):9-10, December 2019.

New vaccine for smallpox, monkeypox...coming soon: insulin in a pill?...tramadol raises the risk of hypoglycemia...ED pharmacists reduce time to emergency reversal of anticoagulation

ETHICS IN ACTION


BEHAVIORAL HEALTH


ADVICE P.R.N.


Advice P.R.N.

Nursing. 49(12):18-19, December 2019.

Hidden tuberculosis hazard for deer hunters...launching a health screening business...best practices for sharps disposal...for patients with sepsis, draw blood specimens first

CLINICAL QUERIES


CLINICAL ROUNDS


Clinical Rounds

Nursing. 49(12):21-23, December 2019.

Medical masks can protect staff from the flu...FDA calls for safer duodenoscope design...using virtual reality for pain management gets results...and more.

FOCUS ON SAFETY


NURSING RESEARCH: GLOBAL INSIGHTS


PAIN MANAGEMENT


INFECTION PREVENTION


INFOBYTES


MEDICATION ERRORS



Vaccine safety in infants and children

Barbel, Paula

Nursing. 49(12):42-49, December 2019.

Immunization is crucial to maintaining children's health. Read about the benefits of childhood vaccinations, weigh the risks, and dispel myths that may drive vaccine hesitancy in parents.

CE Connection


Chronic venous insufficiency: A review for nurses

Berti-Hearn, Linda; Elliott, Brenda

Nursing. 49(12):24-30, December 2019.

Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a potentially debilitating disorder associated with serious complications such as lower extremity venous ulcers. This article reviews the incidence and pathophysiology of CVI, nursing assessment, diagnosis and interventions, and patient education needed to manage the disease and prevent complications.

Focus on pharmacotherapy for depression

Chesebro, Jennifer; Armes, Katelyn; Peterson, Kathleen

Nursing. 49(12):32-39, December 2019.

The authors explore the signs and symptoms of depression and discuss first- and second-line medications that may be prescribed to manage the disorder in adults.

SHARING


NEW HORIZONS


Health science librarianship: An opportunity for nurses

Mages, Keith C.

Nursing. 49(12):53-56, December 2019.

For nurses with an interest in research, technology, and education, health librarianship could be a rewarding career option.