"Although research has shed light on IBS pathophysiology, therapeutic interventions remain symptom driven, employing both pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic approaches. Here, the authors review the epidemiology and pathophysiology of IBS, summarize diagnostic and treatment strategies, and discuss implications for nursing practice." #IBS
“It’s been estimated that approximately 20% of adults are taking at least one type of psychotropic medication, an increase of 22% from 2001 to 2010...." And as with all other common medications, nurses need to be informed about the various drugs, their different actions, potential interactions, and side effects. Our June CE article covers the essentials.
According to a position statement from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, which of the following is an appropriate glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) goal for an older adult with type 2 diabetes and a history of multiple comorbidities or hypoglycemia, and a shorter life expectancy?