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November 17, 2010

Dear Colleague,

Medication safety is more than just preventing administration errors. As nurses, we must also be alert to prescribing errors, dispensing errors, errors of omission, adverse reactions, and so much more. Take some time to read the articles in More Resources; you’ll find great strategies to help you protect patients from medication errors, including:

Coming soon… Focus On: Patient Safety, a new clinical resource collection which will include more articles on medication safety, as well as resources on patient handoffs, infections, pressure ulcers, falls, and more. Also, don’t miss our next issue about family issues, plus a new selection of articles and CEs.

Interruptions During the Delivery of High-Risk Medications

Medication Room Madness: Calming the Chaos

Spotlight On: Can Civility in Nursing Work Environments Improve Medication Safety?

Getting to the Root of Medication Errors CE

The Use of Smart Pumps for Preventing Medication Errors

Pediatric Medication Safety: The Power of the Team

Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP
Clinical Edito

Asthma affects people of all ages, races, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Make sure you are up-to-date with the latest information by exploring Focus On: Asthma - Fall 2010.

Our patient education articles provide you with reliable tools for educating your patients about disorders and their treatments. Read any of our patient education articles FREE of charge! 

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Update your knowledge of normal and impaired swallowing, types and levels of dietary modification, and nursing considerations for Managing Dysphagia through Diet Modifications.
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As winter approaches, the risk of carbon monoxide toxicity from malfunctioning heaters and inadequate ventilation will increase. Discover what you need to know to recognize and treat Acute Carbon Monoxide Toxicity: The Hidden Illness You May Miss.
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Mammogram, ultrasound, and MRI are important tools to evaluate abnormal physical exam findings. Learn to identify which patients would benefit from these studies by reading Diagnostic Breast Evaluation: When to Refer and What the Results Really Mean.
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Review our Recommended CE list on ovarian cancer, treatment of the burn patient, relationships in perinatal bereavement...


Increasing age is associated with risk factors for depression. Discover a simple and cost-effective method to combat depression in older adults in Walking Away The Blues: Exercise For Depression In Older Adults.
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Review the characteristics of bundle branch blocks and learn how to distinguish specific types by reading Heart Beats: Understanding Bundle-Branch Blocks.
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As a nurse, you can help families cope with deployment stress by identifying and assessing needs, helping families access available resources, and educating patients. Read more in Caring for Families with Deployment Stress.
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Browse our Recommended Readings on urosepsis in the elderly, staff development special, an update on new pain medications, and more.


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