Articles by Richard L. Pullen, Jr., EdD, MSN, RN, CMSRN : Nursing2023

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

Managing patients who are immunocompromised during the COVID-19 pandemic

Pullen, Richard L. Jr.

Nursing. 52(12):27-32, December 2022.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused distinct challenges for immunocompromised populations, including disease and social management. This article presents strategies to prevent infection and promote quality of life in patients who are immunocompromised.

Hemorrhoidal disease: What nurses need to know

Pullen, Richard L. Jr.

Nursing. 52(5):19-24, May 2022.

This article discusses the signs, symptoms, risk factors, classification, treatment, and nursing interventions for patients with hemorrhoidal disease.

Renal cell carcinoma, part 3

Pullen, Richard L. Jr.

Nursing. 51(9):30-38, September 2021.

In this article, the last in a three-part series, the author presents treatment options for renal cell carcinoma as well as nursing care for patients undergoing partial or radical nephrectomy.

Renal cell carcinoma, part 2

Pullen, Richard L. Jr.

Nursing. 51(8):24-29, August 2021.

This second installment in a three-part series on renal cell carcinoma (RCC) addresses how renal masses are classified, signs and symptoms of RCC, medical treatments for RCC, and priority nursing interventions for patients with RCC.

Renal cell carcinoma, part 1

Pullen, Richard L. Jr.

Nursing. 51(7):34-40, July 2021.

This first installment of a comprehensive three-part series addresses the incidence and epidemiology of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) as well as genetic alterations, risk factors, histologic characteristics, and imaging characteristics of RCC.

Managing loneliness and chronic illness in older adults

Hammond, Lori; Pullen, Richard L. Jr.

Nursing. 50(12):22-28, December 2020.

A longer lifespan does not necessarily equate with a high quality of life. In this article, learn about strategies to help older adults cope with loneliness, social isolation, and chronic illness and improve their physical and emotional health.

Penile cancer: Providing patient support

Pullen, Richard L. Jr.

Nursing. 48(4):32-39, April 2018.

Men diagnosed with penile cancer are likely to have questions and concerns about their diagnosis and treatment, sexual function, and masculine identity. This article discusses the types of penile cancer, reviews current treatment approaches, and offers practical guidelines for patient teaching and psychosocial support.

Navigating the challenges of Meniere disease

Pullen, Richard L. Jr.

Nursing. 47(7):38-45, July 2017.

Characterized by a feeling of ear pressure or fullness, tinnitus, fluctuating hearing loss, and vertigo, Meniere disease can have a major impact on patients' lives. To help them achieve an optimal quality of life, update your understanding of this disease's pathophysiology and treatment approaches as presented here.