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Best of 2021

  • Creator:   Nursing
  • Updated:   1/7/2022
  • Contains:  10 items
Check out the most popular articles of 2021!
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AHA update: BLS, ACLS, and PALS

Craig-Brangan, Karen Jean; Day, Mary Patricia

Nursing. 51(6):24-30, June 2021.

The American Heart Association recently updated its guidelines for advanced cardiovascular life support, basic life support, and pediatric advanced life support. This article details these changes, as well as the latest AHA recommendations for CPR and emergency cardiovascular care.

Cirrhosis: An evidence-based approach

Casler, Kelly; Chaney, Amanda

Nursing. 51(2):24-34, February 2021.

In a review of best-practice strategies for managing cirrhosis, the authors discuss the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and complications of this common chronic disease with an emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration and evidence-based practice.

Mental health in nursing: A student's perspective

Halsted, Candis; Hart, Virginia T.

Nursing. 51(1):52-55, January 2021.

Inspired by one author's personal experiences, this article explores mental health issues many nurses confront today.

Coping with moral distress during COVID-19

Godshall, Maryann

Nursing. 51(2):55-58, February 2021.

Learn why nurses are experiencing various forms of moral distress during the pandemic and what coping strategies they can employ to mitigate emotional pain.

Preparing for the new nursing licensure exam: The next-generation NCLEX

Ignatavicius, Donna D.

Nursing. 51(5):34-41, May 2021.

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing is changing its licensure exam to focus on a clinical judgment model. This article describes the current National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX), the shift in focus from the nursing process to clinical judgment, and the intended emphasis of the next-generation NCLEX.

Cannabis dabbing: An emerging trend

Mullins, Mary Frances

Nursing. 51(5):46-50, May 2021.

Cannabis dabbing is the recreational use of extremely concentrated tetrahydrocannabinol, the main psychotropic cannabinoid derived from the marijuana plant. In this article, the author details the significant health and legal risks associated with dabbing and discusses how nurses can educate patients.

Caring for critically ill patients with COVID-19

Leaton, Mary Beth; Ospina, Kristin

Nursing. 51(4):24-31, April 2021.

Learn how one medical facility incorporated key clinical principles to manage the first surge of patients with COVID-19.

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: What nurses need to know

Pruitt, Bill

Nursing. 51(1):22-29, January 2021.

This article discusses restrictive lung diseases that fall under the general category of interstitial lung disease with a focus on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis—a progressive, fatal disease of unknown origin characterized by interstitial pneumonia, dyspnea, and decreasing pulmonary function.

Nasal cannula or high-flow oxygen for patients with COPD in acute respiratory distress?

Tasota, Frederick J.; Kress, Terri L.; Conlin, Tiffany L.; More

Nursing. 51(5):52-57, May 2021.

The authors address a common nursing misconception regarding the administration of high-flow oxygen via non-rebreather mask instead of low-flow oxygen via nasal cannula in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who are in acute respiratory distress.