ED Nursing 1999 Index

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Abuse

Tips to help you detect elder abuse, AUG:122

Accreditation

Conscious sedation: Here's how to comply with JCAHO, FEB:58

Airway management

Cutting-edge concepts for airway management, JUN:110

Alternative therapies

Bring alternative medicine to your ED, MAY:95

Herbal remedies and dangerous side effects: Fact or fiction? MAY:89

How to apply these alternative approaches, MAY:93

Navapache Regional Medical Center Therapeutic Touch Policy, MAY: 94

Asthma

Are you up-to-date on asthma treatments? MAR:66

Asthma Explorers Calendar; MAR:Supplement

Asthma IQ test, MAR; supplement

Asthma Student Action Information, MAR:70

Eight asthma myths you need to recognize, MAR:66

Emergency department targets pediatric asthma, MAR:69

Environmental Preventions for Asthma, MAR:72

Overhauled asthma guidelines: The way you care for patients will be revamped, MAR:61

Pediatric asthma tracking forms, MAR:Supplement

Seven questions to ask your patients about asthma, MAR:67

Which asthma patients should be admitted? MAR:65

Congestive heart failure

CHF clinics can impact care in your ED, OCT:149

ED nurses should know which therapies to use, OCT:148

Educate CHF patients about home management, OCT:146

New drugs, research will change the way you manage CHF patients, OCT:143

Nurses: Try these tips for CHF management, OCT:147

Conscious sedation

Conscious sedation flowsheet; JUL:Supplement

Conscious sedation: Here's how to comply with JCAHO, FEB:58

Sedation flowsheet facilitates compliance, JUL:119

Deep vein thrombosis

Criteria for DVT outpatient management, JUL:118

Do you know how to assess patients for DVT? JUL:117

Home DVT treatment, JUL:118

Nurses: New anticoagulants used in ED will revamp treatment of DVT places, JUL:113

Documentation

Create a trauma flow sheet, MAY:96

Do's and don'ts of evidence collection, JUN:106

Sedation flowsheet facilitates compliance, JUL:119

Forms

Acute myocardial infarction and ischemic heart disease protocols, JUL:Supplement

Bronchiolitis Home Instruction Sheet, DEC:Supplement

Conscious sedation flowsheet, JUL:Supplement

Emergency trauma flow sheet, MAY:Supplement

Guidelines for the management of bronchiolitis in the emergency department at The Children's Hospital, DEC:15

Navapache Regional Medical Center Therapeutic touch policy, MAY:94

Nurse Screen and Provider Order Form, NOV: Supplement

Nurse Screen and Provider Order Form Guidelines, NOV: Supplement

Pediatric asthma tracking forms, MAR:Supplement

Screening tests for alcoholism and drug abuse, APR:Supplement

Geriatrics

Are thrombolytics, beta blockers risky? AUG:123

Don't underestimate the danger of falls, AUG:125

Elderly patient numbers are up — You'll need your detective cap, AUG:119

How to meet the needs of elderly trauma victims, AUG:124

Mental status exam should be thorough, AUG:121

The difference between delirium and dementia, AUG:122

Tips to help you detect elder abuse, AUG:122

Headaches

Ask these questions at triage, JAN:35

Differential diagnosis of headache, JAN:40

Do you know how to tell which headaches are life-threatening? JAN:33

Headache myths revealed: Unravel some common misconceptions, JAN:38

Know the differences of primary and secondary headaches, JAN:36

Types of headache in the ED, JAN:40

Heat-related illnesses

Quickly cool off heat stroke patients, AUG:130

Infection

Antibiotic-resistant strains, FEB:51

Are you putting children through unnecessary trauma in your ED? DEC:13

Common agents seen in the ED, FEB:52

Controversy: Bronchodilators for RSV patients? DEC:18

Do you know how to manage infectious diseases in your ED? FEB:49

Here are hot tips for management of RSV, DEC:19

How to prevent transmission of RSV, DEC:20

Infectious disease update: Here's what you'll be seeing this winter, NOV:6

Is it pertussis or RSV? Here's how to tell, DEC:20

Know RSV medications: Here is what's new, DEC:17

Limit antibiotic use, NOV:9

Protect yourself, FEB:53

Strep pneumonia is becoming more resistant to antibiotics, NOV:8

Streptococcal disease: Watch for both Groups A and B, NOV:8

Update on drug resistant TB, NOV:9

Joint Commission

Sedation flowsheet facilitates compliance, JUL:119

Labor

Are you ready to deliver a baby in your ED? JAN:43

Six questions to ask a woman in labor, JAN:44

TABS procedure for newborn resuscitation, JAN:45

Medications

Address Viagra risks during triage, SEP:136

Are thrombolytics, beta blockers risky? AUG:123

Be prepared for prescription drug reactions, OCT:151

Be sure you know the side effects of Viagra, SEP:135

Do you know side effects of the newest drugs, OCT:153

Nitrate therapy, Viagra don't mix, SEP:135

Viagra side effects range from headaches to heart attack, SEP:131

When SSRIs are discontinued, NOV:10

New products

Be the first to know about drug testing device, MAR:72

How to use OnTrak Test Cup ER, MAR:73

MedicAlert jewelry can speed assessment, JUN:108

Pain management

Distract children during painful procedures, JUL:124

Patient handouts

Asthma Explorers calendar; MAR:Supplement

Asthma IQ test, MAR:Supplement

Asthma Student Action Information, MAR:70

Environmental Preventions for Asthma, MAR:72

Pediatric asthma tracking forms, MAR:Supplement

Pediatrics

Are you putting children through unnecessary trauma in your ED? DEC:13

Asthma Student Action information, MAR:70

Calculate ET tube size, MAR:75

Controversy: Bronchodilators for RSV patients? DEC:18

Distract children during painful procedures, JUL:124

Emergency department targets pediatric asthma, MAR:69

Here are hot tips for management of RSV, DEC:19

How to prevent transmission of RSV, DEC:20

Is it pertussis or RSV? Here's how to tell, DEC:20

Know RSV medications: Here is what's new, DEC:17

Nurses: Bring color-coded equipment to your ED, SEP:139

Pediatric asthma fatalities put caregivers on red alert, MAR:75

Pediatric asthma tracking forms, MAR:Supplement

Share these tips on car seats with parents, SEP:139

Warning: Air bag can kill child in front seat, SEP:138

What to tell parents about car restraints, SEP:136

Poisoning

Prewarm activated charcoal, JAN:47

Prevention and safety

Are you prepared for winter sports injuries? FEB:54

Share these tips on car seats with parents, SEP:139

Sled riding safety, FEB:55

Warning: Air bag can kill child in front seat, SEP:138

What to tell parents about car restraints, SEP:136

Rabies

Excerpt from CDC guidelines on Human Rabies Prevention, NOV:Supplement

Follow new rabies guidelines, or you may overuse or misuse vaccines, NOV:1

Patient handout: Animal Bite at Risk for Rabies, NOV:3

Risk management

Cope with challenges presented by patients who return repeatedly to the ED, FEB:56

Delegating tasks: Know the legal risks, DEC:22

Reduce your risks with policies, procedures, OCT:151

Tips in risk management: What you need to know (Part 1), SEP:141

Tips in risk management: What you need to know (Part 2), OCT:150

When a partner is at risk from HIV-positive patient, MAR:74

You need to know these high-risk areas, DEC:22

Seizure

Are you familiar with these 8 seizure myths? APR:87

Revamp how you address seizures — 4 new treatments, APR:86

Sexual assault

Are sexual assault victims getting the proper treatment in your ED? JUN:101

Do's and don'ts of evidence collection, JUN:106

Stay informed about date rape drugs, JUN:105

Staffing

Checklist: Characteristics of an impaired nurse, APR:81

Delegating tasks can get you into trouble: Know legal risks, DEC:21

Do you work with an impaired nurse? ED nurses are at higher risk, APR:77

How to confront one of your colleagues, APR:82

New ENA survey reports on over 1,600 EDs, AUG:127

Nurses may also need sensitivity training, JUL:123

Plan for dealing with an impaired colleague, APR:85

Rapport with physicians brings peace to the ED, JUL:120

When you suspect a colleague is addicted, APR:79

Substance abuse

Administer fluids to intoxicated patients, FEB:60

Alternative programs can save your license, APR:83

Be the first to know about drug testing device, MAR:72

Checklist: Characteristics of an impaired nurse, APR:81

Cope with challenges presented by patients who return repeatedly to the ED, FEB:56

Do you work with an impaired nurse? ED nurses are at higher risk, APR:77

How to confront one of your colleagues, APR:82

Plan for dealing with an impaired colleague, APR:85

Screening tests for alcoholism and drug abuse; APR:Supplement

The latest research on abuse by nurses, APR:83

When you suspect a colleague is addicted, APR:79

Trauma

Create a trauma flow sheet, MAY:96

Emergency trauma flow sheet, MAY:Supplement

How to meet the needs of elderly trauma victims, AUG:124

Update on ACLS drugs, MAY:98

Triage

Use "order sets" to save time, DEC:24

Vaccination

Cutting-edge protocol available for vaccines, NOV:5

Excerpt from CDC guidelines on Human Rabies Prevention, NOV: Supplement

Follow new rabies guidelines, or you may overuse or misuse vaccines, NOV:1

Nurse Screen and Provider Order Form, NOV: Supplement

Nurse Screen and Provider Order Form Guidelines, NOV: Supplement

Patient handout: Animal bite at risk for rabies, NOV:3