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January 2021 - Volume 51 - Issue 1
pp: 6-72

EDITORIAL


DRUG NEWS


Drug News

Nursing. 51(1):9-10, January 2021.

The WHO recommends against remdesivir use for patients with COVID-19...warfarin increases risk of joint replacement due to osteoarthritis...FDA asks that sesame be listed on labels...topical treatment for head lice now available without a prescription...finerenone slows progression of chronic kidney disease in patients with diabetes

CLINICAL QUERIES


NEW NAME THAT STRIP


STUDENT VOICES


CLINICAL ROUNDS


NURSING RESEARCH


INFOBYTES


MEDICATION ERRORS



Nursing perspectives from an Italian ICU

Imbriaco, Guglielmo; Monesi, Alessandro; Ferrari, Patrizia

Nursing. 51(1):46-51, January 2021.

These authors were among the first nurses to confront the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Here they recount their experiences caring for patients who flooded into an Italian ICU and explain how their facility successfully managed the surge.

Unmasking misunderstandings: Strategies for better communication with patients

Kilgore, Bradley; Harriger, Cassandra; Gaeta, Laura; More

Nursing. 51(1):56-59, January 2021.

Near-universal use of face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic can interfere with a nurse's ability to communicate clearly with patients and colleagues. Learn about sources of communication breakdowns and consider these real-life scenarios that illustrate strategies for overcoming barriers.

CE Connection


Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: What nurses need to know

Pruitt, Bill

Nursing. 51(1):22-29, January 2021.

This article discusses restrictive lung diseases that fall under the general category of interstitial lung disease with a focus on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis—a progressive, fatal disease of unknown origin characterized by interstitial pneumonia, dyspnea, and decreasing pulmonary function.

Managing pain in seriously ill patients with substance use disorders

Mazanec, Polly; Paice, Judy; Campbell, Grace; More

Nursing. 51(1):32-39, January 2021.

Managing pain can be challenging in patients with serious illnesses and a history of substance use disorder (SUD). The authors review evidence-based nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic interventions for pain control and discuss strategies for risk mitigation in patients with SUD.

SHARING


Nursing during the COVID-19 pandemic

Mancuso, Lisa

Nursing. 51(1):42-44, January 2021.

A nurse offers first-hand insight into caring for patients with COVID-19 during the first coronavirus spike in the Northeastern US last spring.

ISSUES IN NURSING


Mental health in nursing: A student's perspective

Halsted, Candis; Hart, Virginia T.

Nursing. 51(1):52-55, January 2021.

Inspired by one author's personal experiences, this article explores mental health issues many nurses confront today.

EVALUATING THE EVIDENCE: PART 1


Determining the level of evidence: Experimental research appraisal

Glasofer, Amy; Townsend, Ann B.

Nursing. 51(1):60-63, January 2021.

In the first of a three-part series, the authors provide guidelines for appraising research evidence based on quality, quantity, and consistency.