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February 2021 - Volume 51 - Issue 2
pp: 6-4

EDITORIAL


LETTERS


DRUG NEWS


Drug News

Nursing. 51(2):9-10, February 2021.

Vitamin D3 protects some adults from advanced cancer...FDA approves new diagnostic agent for prostate cancer...indications for Xofluza expanded...combination joint supplement reduces mortality...prolonged aspirin use increases GI bleeding risk in older adults

LEGAL MATTERS


CLINICAL QUERIES


TECH NOTES


CLINICAL ROUNDS


Clinical Rounds

Nursing. 51(2):21-23, February 2021.

Immunocompromised patients who contract COVID-19 may be contagious for months...patient photographs in the EHR reduce wrong-patient errors...N95 respirators secured with ear loops may provide inadequate protection...and more

INSPIRING CHANGE


INFOBYTES


MEDICATION ERRORS



Family-centered care with visitor limitations

Jones, Uletha M.

Nursing. 51(2):46-49, February 2021.

During the pandemic, many facilities have had to curtail in-person patient visitation or eliminate it entirely. The author discusses how healthcare teams can promote family-centered care in this challenging time.

BE FAST to recognize stroke

Toral, Linda

Nursing. 51(2):51-54, February 2021.

An easy-to-use acronym, BE FAST (Balance, Eyes, Face, Arms, Speech, Time) is increasingly popular for assessing signs and symptoms of stroke. This article describes the BE FAST screening tool and discusses how to integrate it into nursing practice.

NCPD Connection


Cirrhosis: An evidence-based approach

Casler, Kelly; Chaney, Amanda

Nursing. 51(2):24-34, February 2021.

In a review of best-practice strategies for managing cirrhosis, the authors discuss the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and complications of this common chronic disease with an emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration and evidence-based practice.

New Drugs 2021, Part 1

Hussar, Daniel A.

Nursing. 51(2):36-44, February 2021.

This article reviews seven drugs recently approved by the FDA, including four new treatments for patients with migraine, the second orexin receptor antagonist approved for insomnia, and an atypical antipsychotic medication for patients with schizophrenia.

ISSUES IN NURSING


Coping with moral distress during COVID-19

Godshall, Maryann

Nursing. 51(2):55-58, February 2021.

Learn why nurses are experiencing various forms of moral distress during the pandemic and what coping strategies they can employ to mitigate emotional pain.

SHARING


EVALUATING THE EVIDENCE: PART 2


Determining the level of evidence: Nonexperimental research designs

Glasofer, Amy; Townsend, Ann B.

Nursing. 51(2):62-65, February 2021.

This three-part series supports and describes evidence-based practice. The second installment focuses on the appraisal of nonexperimental research.