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Articles by William Pezzotti, DNP, RN, CRNP, AGACNP-BC

Understanding acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding in adults

Pezzotti, William

Nursing. 50(5):24-29, May 2020.

Acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) is common in both acute and primary care settings. This article discusses the assessment and management of adults with acute UGIB, including medication options and nursing interventions.

Chest X-ray interpretation: Not just black and white

Pezzotti, William

Nursing2014. 44(1):40-47, January 2014.

Is your patient's chest X-ray unremarkable, or does it show a life-threatening abnormality? Use this article to gain a basic understanding of chest X-ray interpretation to sharpen your assessment skills, promote patient safety, and optimize care.

Using anticoagulants to steer clear of clots

Pezzotti, William; Freuler, Melissa

Nursing2012. 42(2):26-34, February 2012.

After reviewing the complex physiology of coagulation, refresh your knowledge of anticoagulants and their reversal agents, nursing care guidelines for patients on various anticoagulant types, and essential education for patients and their families.