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February 2020 - Volume 50 - Issue 2
pp: 6-72

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DRUG NEWS


Drug News

Nursing. 50(2):11-12, February 2020.

Another treatment option for patients with CLL or SLL...new therapy for sickle cell disease...take antihypertensive drugs at bedtime for optimal results...breakthrough therapy for preventing moderate-to-severe acute graft-versus-host disease...certain antidepressants may raise gestational diabetes risk

LEGAL MATTERS


ETHICS IN ACTION


CLINICAL QUERIES


CLINICAL ROUNDS


INSPIRING CHANGE


INFOBYTES


MEDICATION ERRORS



Choosing a support surface for pressure injury prevention and treatment

McNichol, Laurie; Mackey, Dianne; Watts, Carolyn; More

Nursing. 50(2):41-44, February 2020.

The authors discuss an evidence- and consensus-based support-surface algorithm designed to help clinicians choose the most appropriate support surface for preventing or treating pressure injuries.

Caring for patients with venomous Crotalinae snakebites

Miller, Ariel; Parsh, Bridget

Nursing. 50(2):56-60, February 2020.

This discussion reviews what to do—and what not to do—for a patient who has been bitten by a North American pit viper.

CE Connection


Current guidelines for MRI safety in patients with cardiovascular implantable electronic devices

Soto, Desiree M.

Nursing. 50(2):24-29, February 2020.

Learn the risks and benefits of MRI technology for patients with cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs).

New Drugs 2020, part 1

Hussar, Daniel A.

Nursing. 50(2):31-38, February 2020.

This article reviews seven drugs recently approved by the FDA, including an adjunctive treatment for managing “off” episodes in patients with Parkinson disease.

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Pain and addiction: Confronting my skepticism

Hughes, Jonathan; Gantioque, Raymund

Nursing. 50(2):46-47, February 2020.

Reflecting on the experiences of a brother in recovery from substance abuse, an ED nurse examines his own attitudes about pain management.