Articles by Ann Crawford, PhD, RN

Anaphylaxis: Rapid recognition and treatment

Crawford, Ann; Harris, Helene

Nursing Critical Care. 10(4):32-37, July 2015.

Anaphylaxis is a severe and potentially life-threatening, systemic, hypersensitivity reaction that occurs suddenly following exposure to an allergen. The faster the anaphylaxis develops, the more likely the reaction is to be severe.

Cirrhosis: A complex cascade of care

Crawford, Ann; Harris, Helene

Nursing Critical Care. 8(4):26-30, July 2013.

Cirrhosis is a complex condition with multisystem effects. By understanding its underlying pathophysiology and how it affects quality of life, you can improve your patient advocacy.

Tipping the scales: Understanding thyroid imbalances

Crawford, Ann; Harris, Helene

Nursing Critical Care. 8(1):23-28, January 2013.

Thyroid hormones affect overall metabolism and electrolyte balance. Alterations in thyroid hormone function can cause widespread and potentially life-threatening effects. Review hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism and what you need to know about each condition.

Caring for patients with adrenal cortex disorders

Crawford, Ann; Harris, Helene

Nursing Critical Care. 7(4):29-35, July 2012.

Does your patient have adrenal insufficiency or oversecretion? Here's how to identify and help manage the problem, whether it's adrenal cortical insufficiency (also called Addison disease) or adrenal cortical hypersecretion (also called hypercortisolism and Cushing disease).

Waterworld, part 2: Understanding diabetes insipidus in adults

Crawford, Ann; Harris, Helene

Nursing Critical Care. 7(1):12-16, January 2012.

Refresh your understanding of the pathophysiology and treatment of DI, a disorder of excess water excretion.

Water world PART 1: Understanding the syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion

Crawford, Ann; Harris, Helene

Nursing Critical Care. 6(6):24-30, November 2011.

Refresh your understanding of the pathophysiology and treatment of SIADH, a disorder of impaired water excretion.