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Articles by Amanda Perkins, DNP, RN

Spinal cord injury: A lifelong condition

Perkins, Amanda

Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!. 18(5):34-43, September/October 2020.

Timely and appropriate management of patients with this type of injury is essential to ensure survival. Learn about the nurse's role in patient care and prevention.

Vaping-related lung injury

Perkins, Amanda

Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!. 18(4):36-43, July/August 2020.

Nurses can help slow the growth of unsafe e-cigarette use through education and support. We give you what you need to know about e-cigarettes, including the effects on children and adolescents, treatment of lung injuries such as EVALI, and the nurses' role.

Diabetes insipidus: A matter of fluids

Perkins, Amanda

Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!. 18(3):28-37, May/June 2020.

Nurses in all clinical areas, from pediatrics to geriatrics, may encounter this relatively rare disease. Knowing how to identify, monitor, and treat it can help save patients from potentially life-threatening complications.

Get to know female athlete triad

Perkins, Amanda

Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!. 17(6):38-45, November/December 2019.

Nurses can play a significant role in the prevention, identification, and treatment of this disorder affecting physically active girls and women.

Measles: Resurgence of a once eliminated disease

Perkins, Amanda

Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!. 17(5):26-31, September/October 2019.

Currently, we're seeing the highest number of measles cases in the US since it was declared eliminated. Here's what you should know about this preventable, potentially life-threatening respiratory virus.

Epilepsy: An electrical storm in the brain

Perkins, Amanda

Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!. 17(4):42-50, July/August 2019.

It's essential for nurses to understand this condition and know how to care for patients experiencing a seizure.

Toxic stress in children: Impact over a lifetime

Perkins, Amanda

Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!. 17(2):42-49, March/April 2019.

Healthy development can be impeded by stressful or traumatic events, known as adverse childhood experiences.

Body dysmorphic disorder: The drive for perfection

Perkins, Amanda

Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!. 17(1):32-38, January/February 2019.

Imagine waking up every morning dreading looking in the mirror while at the same time being compelled to so flaws can be identified, judged, and camouflaged. For patients with BDD, this is a daily reality and struggle.

Teen issues, part 1

Perkins, Amanda

Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!. 16(5):24-32, September/October 2018.

The teenage years can be a confusing time in which myriad social and emotional factors come into play. We take a look at some of the challenges our adolescent patients may face.

Immunizations: What nurses should know

Perkins, Amanda

Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!. 16(4):30-37, July/August 2018.

Negative attitudes toward vaccines have existed since they were developed even though they're important for population health. Learn what you can do to educate parents, patients, and families.

The red flags of child abuse

Perkins, Amanda

Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!. 16(2):34-41, March/April 2018.

Many nurses will encounter children who are being abused. By identifying signs and symptoms—and reporting them—we can help prevent future occurrences.

Get to know Lewy body dementia

Perkins, Amanda

Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!. 15(6):32-39, November/December 2017.

The third most common cause of dementia, this disease isn't well understood by many healthcare professionals. We give you the information you need.

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