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Acute hypopituitarism

Your recognition of troubling signs and symptoms results in prompt diagnosis and treatment. Takeaways: Hypopituitarism is the deficient secretion of…
Amniotic fluid embolus

Amniotic fluid embolus

A team’s quick actions ensure a positive outcome.   Takeaways: After a patient is admitted with gestational hypertension, she experiences an…
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Anaphylaxis in the school setting

Quick action results in positive outcome.  Takeaways: School mealtimes are important for socialization and nutrition, but food allergies can be…
bradykinin induced angioedema

Bradykinin-induced angioedema

Quick treatment results in a good outcome. Takeaways: Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors can increase the release of bradykinin, which can increase…
Cerebral Vasospasm

Cerebral vasospasm

Prompt recognition of subtle signs saves patient’s life. Key Points: Patients who experience an aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) require frequent…
FES

Fat embolism syndrome

Early identification prevents negative outcomes.    Takeaways: Fat embolism syndrome is a rare complication that can occur after traumatic orthopedic injuries.…
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Managing migraine in underserved populations

Collaboration addresses barriers to care. Takeaways: Managing migraine in underserved populations presents unique challenges in an urban outpatient neurology clinic.…
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…
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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…

Ostomy basics

Overview of ostomy care and management   Takeaways: Ostomies save lives and improve patients’ quality of life, but stigma about odor…
pediatric hypoglycemia

Pediatric hypoglycemia

Your prompt action on the scene aids quick recovery.    Takeaways: School-age children frequently skip meals or have poor nutrition that…
Pyelonephritis

Pyelonephritis

Early identification results in a positive outcome.     Candance Walker* is a 28-year-old woman who arrives in a wheelchair in the…
Rapid Response

Recognizing autonomic dysreflexia

Your quick action ensures a good outcome.     Takeaways: Autonomic dysreflexia results from a noxious stimulus, such as a distended bladder…
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…
bowel-obstruction

Small bowel obstruction

Early identification results in a positive outcome.   Takeaways: Abdominal pain, bloating and distension, vomiting, and obstipation are warning signs of…
TB

Tuberculin skin test interpretations

Do you know the magic number?  Takeaways: Follow your organization’s policies and procedures for interpreting TB skin test results and…

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