Award-winning articles
Creator:   Nursing
Created:   7/3/2014
Contains:  24 items
A collection of articles that have won FOLIO, ASHPE, and APEX awards for excellence.

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When cardiac tamponade puts the pressure on

Kaplow, Roberta; Iyere, Karen

Nursing . 47(2):24-30, February 2017.

Refresh your knowledge of this potentially life-threatening complication of cancer, cancer treatment, or both. For optimal patient outcomes, keep a high level of clinical suspicion to identify patients at risk, recognize signs and symptoms early, and provide therapeutic interventions and supportive therapies.

Recognizing and preventing tumor lysis syndrome

Kaplow, Roberta; Iyere, Karen

Nursing . 46(11):26-32, November 2016.

When the rapid destruction of tumor cells releases large amounts of intracellular components into the systemic circulation, acute kidney injury and other life-threatening disorders can result. The authors review the pathophysiology behind this dangerous complication of cancer treatment and discuss how to assess, protect, and support patients at risk.

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Best practices for engaging patients with dementia

Volland, Jennifer; Fisher, Anna

Nursing . 44(11):44-50, November 2014.

The Montessori method, often used with children, can be adapted to engage adults with dementia by stimulating them with activities that use fine motor skills and build self-esteem. Besides facilitating this intervention, nurses can teach it to family members, reducing their isolation and improving patient engagement.

Responding to an active shooter and other threats of violence

Weeks, Sandra Kenney; Barron, Bridget Tillman; Horne, Marilyn Ray; More

Nursing . 43(11):34-37, November 2013.

Do you know how to keep yourself and your colleagues safe in the face of a shooting or other violent act? Learn from one hospital's plans to respond to a dangerous situation.

Shining a light on hoarding disorder

Symonds, Anita; Janney, Regina

Nursing . 43(10):22-28, October 2013.

Although newly classified as a diagnostic disorder, hoarding remains poorly understood and difficult to treat. Find out how to recognize patients who hoard, what treatments are available, and how nurses can intervene to help patients and their families gain control over hoarding behavior.

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