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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…

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…

Fat embolism syndrome

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


Treatment for respiratory distress follows the ABC acronym (airway, breathing, circulation). Responders must first ensure adequate ventilation and oxygenation and then perform FAST, a point-of-care investigative tool for managing trauma patients.

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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 and COVID-19

Raising awareness can help mitigate negative outcomes. Takeaways: In a COVID-19 pandemic and vaccination world, nurses should raise their clinical…

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…


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…

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…

Small bowel obstruction

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

The VIP treatment: A comprehensive post-fall assessment guideline

Falls, a prevalent health issue among older adults, are associated with high morbidity and mortality rates. In 2018, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 36 million falls occurred in the older adult population.


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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