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Best of 2019

  • Creator:   Drew Parent
  • Updated:   1/8/2020
  • Contains:  10 items
Read through this collection of some of our best articles from 2019, including award-winning content and articles from new departments or series.
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Combating compassion fatigue

Perregrini, Michelle

Nursing. 49(2):50-54, February 2019.

Explore practical strategies that can help nurses recognize compassion fatigue, take steps to combat it, and support coworkers who may also be struggling with it.

Update: 2017/2018 AHA BLS, ACLS, and PALS guidelines

Craig-Brangan, Karen Jean; Day, Mary Patricia

Nursing. 49(2):46-49, February 2019.

The authors highlight key changes in the current guidelines and discuss how to integrate them into practice.

PANDAS: What nurses need to know

Melerine, Chelsea; Ledet, Linda M.

Nursing. 49(8):46-49, August 2019.

Pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder associated with streptococcal infections, known as PANDAS, is a poorly understood disorder. Learn how nurses can educate and support patients and their families.

How to recognize caffeine overdose

Carreon, Christian “CJ”; Parsh, Bridget

Nursing. 49(4):52-55, April 2019.

Although caffeine is the most widely consumed stimulant in the world, many users are unaware that consuming it in extremely high amounts can be toxic. This article examines how nurses can recognize the signs and symptoms of caffeine overdose and educate patients about the dangers of excessive consumption.

Healthcare coverage in the US and Japan: A comparison

Ruggles, Bernadette Martin; Xiong, Amy; Kyle, Brittany

Nursing. 49(4):56-60, April 2019.

How does healthcare coverage in the US compare with the Japanese system? This thought-provoking discussion reviews the pros and cons of both approaches.

Increasing cultural competence with LGBTQ patients

Margolies, Liz; Brown, Carlton G.

Nursing. 49(6):34-40, June 2019.

Many nurses lack basic education about LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) patient care. Review this article for insights and strategies that can help nurses recognize health disparities affecting LGBTQ patients, encourage patients to disclose sexual orientation and gender identity to healthcare professionals, and work with LGBTQ patients to improve outcomes.

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement

Karycki, Melody K.

Nursing. 49(6):24-31, June 2019.

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is indicated in some patients with severe aortic stenosis who are not candidates for surgery. This article explores when TAVR may be preferred over surgical aortic valve replacement and reviews perioperative nursing care.

Migraine in adults: A head start

Vacca, Vincent M. Jr.

Nursing. 49(5):22-29, May 2019.

Migraine is a severe, chronic, and disabling disorder that presents significant challenges due to its unpredictable onset, episodic pattern, intensity, and duration. Explore these tools to identify potential triggers of migraine in adults and prevent or manage attacks.

Prediabetes: A wake-up call

Rariden, Christina

Nursing. 49(4):38-44, April 2019.

Affecting 84 million adults in the US, prediabetes continues to be a national and worldwide health concern. Make sure you are up to date on current standards and recommendations by reading this comprehensive review.

Acquired autoimmune thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura

Vacca, Vincent M. Jr.

Nursing. 49(1):22-29, January 2019.

The most common form of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), this autoimmune disorder affects up to 10,000 people in the US and Europe annually. Unless acquired autoimmune TTP is recognized and treated promptly, mortality approaches 90%.