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May 2020 - Volume 50 - Issue 5
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


LETTERS


DRUG NEWS


Drug News

Nursing. 50(5):9-10, May 2020.

EMR default settings curb overprescribing of opioids...new oral drug for Cushing disease...additional flu prevention strategies needed for older adults...MAOI may be an option for recurrent prostate cancer

ADVICE P.R.N.


Advice P.R.N.

Nursing. 50(5):11-12, May 2020.

Do patients have the right to healthcare records that pre-date HIPAA?...just say no to vinCRIStine dispensed in syringes...is the use of sitters to prevent patient falls evidence-based?

INFECTION PREVENTION


LEARNING CURVE


BEHAVIORAL HEALTH


CLINICAL ROUNDS


Clinical Rounds

Nursing. 50(5):21-23, May 2020.

Hospitalized patients value hospitality over quality of care...fingertip injuries may point to child abuse...too many patients are overtreated at the end of life...and more

STUDENT VOICES


NURSING RESEARCH


Nursing attitudes and practices for routine I.V. catheter resiting

Evers, Frances; Morelock, Skip; Walsh, Judith; More

Nursing. 50(5):66-69, May 2020.

Nursing attitudes and practices about routine I.V. catheter resiting

DRUG CHALLENGE


INFOBYTES


MEDICATION ERRORS



Treating postpartum depression with brexanolone

Burval, Jessica; Kerns, Rachel; Reed, Kim

Nursing. 50(5):48-53, May 2020.

Administered I.V. over 60 hours, this novel medication can relieve severe signs and symptoms of postpartum depression within days.

Confronting compassion fatigue in oncology nurses

Reiser, Victoria L.; Gonzalez, Judith F. Zedreck

Nursing. 50(5):54-60, May 2020.

Incorporating input from frontline staff, the quality improvement project described here aimed to combat burnout with a self-compassion toolkit.

CE Connection


Understanding acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding in adults

Pezzotti, William

Nursing. 50(5):24-29, May 2020.

Acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) is common in both acute and primary care settings. This article discusses the assessment and management of adults with acute UGIB, including medication options and nursing interventions.

New Drugs 2020, part 2

Hussar, Daniel A.

Nursing. 50(5):31-40, May 2020.

Review seven drugs recently approved by the FDA, including a new treatment for relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis and the second drug approved to treat female sexual dysfunction.

GLOBAL INSIGHTS


Preparing nurses for fieldwork in tropical nursing

Schmid, Alexis; Wood, Frances

Nursing. 50(5):43-45, May 2020.

Climate change and increasing globalization are creating career opportunities for those interested in tropical nursing. Here, learn about the Diploma in Tropical Nursing program and explore the challenges and rewards of serving patients in tropical settings.

NURSES WEEK TRIBUTE


ISSUES IN NURSING


Dilution is no solution

Deutsch, Lynn

Nursing. 50(5):61-62, May 2020.

Despite well-established guidelines, many nurses still routinely dilute I.V. push medications—a practice associated with a high risk of errors.


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