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Award-winning articles

  • Updated:   5/13/2022
  • Contains:  25 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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Placental abruption: Are we going to lose them both?

Heavey, Elizabeth; Maher, Mary Dahl

Nursing. 45(5):54-59, May 2015.

Winner of 2016 ASHPE Silver Award for Best Feature Series!

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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.

Living with the nightmare of neuropathic pain

D'Arcy, Yvonne

Nursing. 44(6):38-44, June 2014.

If patients use words such as burning, shooting, electric, painful numbness, or tingling, their pain has a neuropathic source that can impair quality of life and destroy dreams. Review how to assess and manage this pain and intervene with treatment options recommended by the Special Interest Group on Neuropathic Pain.

Overcoming the barriers to achieving a BSN PART 2

Stalter, Ann M.; Keister, Kathy; Ulrich, Deborah L.; More

Nursing. 44(4):46-49, April 2014.

If you have an ADN or diploma, this practical guide will help you select an RN-to-BSN program in an organized, efficient way.

Overcoming the barriers to achieving a BSN part 1

Stalter, Ann M.; Keister, Kathy; Ulrich, Deborah L.; More

Nursing. 44(3):50-53, March 2014.

After reviewing the key reasons for earning a BSN, seasoned nurses can leap common obstacles to further education by following these guidelines.

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.

Human trafficking: Crime in our own backyard

McNulty, Melissa S.

Nursing. 43(10):52-56, October 2013.

Nearly half the money generated by this crime comes from the United States. Find out how to screen for victims hidden in plain sight and take action to help them.

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.

Beyond mainstream: Making the case for fecal bacteriotherapy

Myers, Frank

Nursing. 41(12):50-53, December 2011.

This headline-grabbing treatment for Clostridium difficile-associated gastrointestinal disease is gaining support among infectious disease experts. Learn why a fecal transplant can fight stubborn bacterial infections, when it's indicated, and how you should educate and support your patient.

How to manage pain in addicted patients

D'Arcy, Yvonne

Nursing. 40(8):60-64, August 2010.

Does administering large opioid doses to treat acute pain exacerbate addiction issues? This article clears up persistent myths about addiction and pain relief, and discusses how to manage acute pain in a patient addicted to opioids.

Summer emergencies: Can you take the heat?

Laskowski-Jones, Linda

Nursing. 40(6):24-31, June 2010.

The great outdoors is full of hazards. Be prepared to respond to these common warm-weather emergencies: heat illness, drowning, lightning strike, bee and wasp stings, and snakebite.