Happy 2019! This first issue of the new year features some articles that are top of mind for many nurses. Our continuing nursing education article provides detailed information about medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder, including about specific medications and protocols related to nurse practitioner care. Another topic that needs to be brought to nurses’ attention is the emerging threat of Candida auris, a difficult to identify and treat infection.
And three articles come from Magnet-recognized organizations. The authors share stories of evidence-based practice implementation on several topics—peripheral IV rotation, near-peer mentoring, and oral cancer treatment tracking. Other articles cover verbal de-escalation techniques for dealing with violent patients and family members, tips for transitioning from a clinical nurse to leadership role, and how to know whether you’re the bully at work (and what you can do to fix that).
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