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August 2020 - Volume 50 - Issue 8
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


DRUG NEWS


Drug News

Nursing. 50(8):9-10, August 2020.

First drug to help diagnose Alzheimer disease in living patients...L-thyroxine fails to relieve symptoms of subclinical hypothyroidism...beware of fraudulent hand sanitizer claims...combination antibiotic treats ventilator-associated pneumonia...evidence insufficient to recommend cannabis to relieve Parkinson disease symptoms

CLINICAL QUERIES


INFECTION PREVENTION


COMMUNITY CARE


CLINICAL ROUNDS


Clinical Rounds

Nursing. 50(8):19-21, August 2020.

Nurse staffing should reflect patient acuity...acute kidney injury associated with COVID-19...guidelines for returning to strenuous activity post-COVID infection...and more

TECH NOTES


INSPIRING CHANGE


LEARNING CURVE


INFOBYTES


MEDICATION ERRORS



Confronting vaccine hesitancy: What nurses need to know

Anderson, Pamela; Bryson, Jaylynn

Nursing. 50(8):43-46, August 2020.

Why are some patients reluctant to accept vaccination for themselves or their children? Learn the origins of vaccine hesitancy and explore ways to dispel common misconceptions about vaccination.

Direct-to-consumer genomic testing: Are nurses prepared?

Flowers, Elena; Leutwyler, Heather; Shim, Janet K.

Nursing. 50(8):48-52, August 2020.

Based on one individual's experience with genomic testing, the authors address the challenges of interpreting test results and discuss nursing considerations for integrating these results into clinical practice.

REST: Break through to resilience

Rajamohan, Santhiny; Davis, Cynthia R.; Ader, Meredith

Nursing. 50(8):53-56, August 2020.

Use the REST mnemonic described here as a tool for building the resilience nurses need to meet challenges throughout their nursing careers.

CE Connection


Three myeloproliferative neoplasms: An overview

Brennan-Cook, Jill

Nursing. 50(8):22-30, August 2020.

A group of rare hematologic cancers, myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) evolve when bone marrow dysfunction causes overproduction of one or more blood cell types. This article explores the diagnosis, treatment, and nursing care of patients diagnosed with one of three classic MPNs: essential thrombocythemia, polycythemia vera, and primary myelofibrosis.

One size does not fit all: Nutrition strategies for people with diabetes

Kloss, Katherine A.; Funnell, Martha M.; Piatt, Gretchen A.; More

Nursing. 50(8):32-38, August 2020.

Several nutrition strategies and eating patterns can help people manage their diabetes. Here, the authors discuss the effectiveness of popular eating patterns and the role of nurses in facilitating informed choices.

SHARING


Living the core nursing values

Smith, Erin Murphy

Nursing. 50(8):40-42, August 2020.

In telling her mother's story, a nurse illustrates how the experiences and character of nurses from the past still inspire us today.

ISSUES IN NURSING


Eliminating horizontal violence from the workplace

Tedone, Deborah A.

Nursing. 50(8):57-60, August 2020.

Bullying and incivility continue to plague the nursing profession. Examine the reasons why and consider the tools and strategies described here for eliminating this toxic behavior from the workplace.



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