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Articles by Richard L. Pullen, Jr., EdD, MSN, RN, CMSRN

Sjögren: syndrome More than dry eyes

Pullen, Richard L. Jr.; Hall, Deborah A.

Nursing. 40(8):36-41, August 2010.

Learn to recognize and assess this common autoimmune disease, then follow these guidelines to help improve your patient's quality of life and minimize complications.

Putting a face on systemic lupus erythematosus

Pullen, Richard L. Jr.; Brewer, Sharon; Ballard, Adonna

Nursing. 39(8):22-28, August 2009.

Learn why this unpredictable autoimmune disorder is often called "the great imitator" and teach your patient how to manage the highly variable signs and symptoms.

Smooth patient transfers, Part III: Using a hydraulic lift for patient transfer

Pullen, Richard L. Jr.

Nursing. 38(3):54-56, March 2008.

It's got your back. Use this equipment to lift a patient safely without straining yourself.

Transferring a patient from bed to wheelchair

Pullen, Richard L. Jr.

Nursing. 38(2):46-48, February 2008.

Make the right moves to protect your back and your patient—especially if she's debilitated or overweight.

Assessing Skin Lesions: Learn to identify the different types and document their characteristics.

Pullen, Richard L. Jr.

Nursing. 37(8):44-45, August 2007.

Is it a macule or a papule? Reviewing these photos will help you accurately assess and document your patient's skin condition.