Summer Articles

Creator:   Tarun Kunwar
Updated:   6/20/2018
Contains:  10 items
A collection of summer articles for NPs.

Red eye emergencies in primary care

Ossorio, Anthony

The Nurse Practitioner. 40(12):46-53, December 12th, 2015.

Severe red eye conditions can be the result of intraocular inflammation, corneal insults or inflammation, and acute glaucoma. These pathologies require the knowledge and assessment tools of an ophthalmologist. NPs should maintain a high level of suspicion during the history and physical exam and ask key questions that can lead to the correct diagnosis and management of these ocular pathologies. This article will discuss red eye emergencies that the NP should promptly recognize and refer to ophthalmology.

Allergic rhinitis: Diagnosis through management

Krouse, Helene J.; Krouse, John H.

The Nurse Practitioner. 39(4):20-28, April 13th, 2014.

Allegic rhinitis (AR) is an immune hypersensitivity response of the nasal mucosa affecting children and adults. Patients with a genetic predisposition become sensitized to certain allergens over time with repeated exposures. This article discusses AR from diagnosis through treatment.

Heat Stroke: Helping patients keep their cool

Mattis, Joseph G.; Yates, Adam M.

The Nurse Practitioner. 36(5):48-52, May 2011.

Heat stroke is a life-threatening illness that requires prompt diagnosis and treatment. Early vital sign assessment and history gathering are key to identifying this disorder.

Managing bites and stings

Rhoads, Jacqueline

The Nurse Practitioner. 34(8):37-43, August 2009.

Bites and stings are capable of causing symptoms that can be annoying, but they can also be life threatening such as in the case of an allergic reaction or infection. Bites and stings can produce a variety of clinical and histological manifestations and are of particular importance because they are so common in nature, especially during the summer months.