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Pyelonesphritis

Pyelonephritis

Early identification results in a positive outcome.     Candance Walker* is a 28-year-old woman who arrives in a wheelchair in the emergency department accompanied by her...
obesity

Caring for adult patients with obesity in primary care

Evidence-based interventions are key for successful outcomes. Editor’s note: This is a web exclusive article for the October 2021 issue of American Nurse Journal.  Obesity is...
esophageal

Esophageal varices

Quick action prevents a negative outcome.     Takeaways: Cirrhosis of the liver causes scaring, shrinking, and hardening. Complications of cirrhosis include portal hypertension, esophageal varices, hepatic...
myocarditis

Myocarditis and COVID-19

Raising awareness can help mitigate negative outcomes. Takeaways: In a COVID-19 pandemic and vaccination world, nurses should raise their clinical suspicion for myocarditis when healthy,...
myocardial-infarction

Myocardial infarction: Nursing assessment and care

Focused assessment can aid quick diagnosis and treatment. Takeaways: Rapid nurse identification of myocardial infarction in medical surgical patients is key to achieving lifesaving treatment...
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Denture care promotes good health

Advocate careful cleaning and storage.  Takeaways: Microbial plaque that accumulates on dentures may be harmful to oral mucosa and overall health. Dentures must be cared...
pulmonary edema

Re-expansion pulmonary edema

An uncommon complication with serious consequences  Takeaways: Re-expansion pulmonary edema is a rare complication of pleural drainage with potentially fatal consequences. Nurses should suspect re-expansion...
telemetry

Reducing overuse of telemetry

Editor's note: This is a web exclusive article for the July 2021 issue of American Nurse Journal. Strategies for nurses Continuous cardiac monitoring or telemetry is...
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One and done: Prefilled flush syringes

Reinforce safe practices in your organization. Editor's Note: This is an early release of a web exclusive article for the July 2021 issue of American...
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Early detection of acute compartment syndrome

Quick action prevents serious harm. Takeaways: Acute compartment syndrome (ACS) is a surgical emergency that requires early identification to avoid permanent disability of the affected...
malignant-hyperthermia

Malignant hyperthermia

This potentially lethal condition calls for quick action.  Takeaways: Malignant hyperthermia is a genetic life-threatening disease that results in an uncontrolled release of calcium that...
covid 19 diagnostic testing

COVID-19 diagnostic testing

Nurse knowledge can improve test administration, ensure efficacy, and increase result accuracy Takeaways: • Three COVID-19 diagnostic testing methods are available: molecular, antigen, and antibody. • Each...
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Myxedema coma

Emergent and aggressive treatment are key to a good outcome.   Takeaways: Myxedema coma is the most severe, potentially life-threatening form of hypothyroidism and a...

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