Rapid Response

February 2017 Vol. 12 No. 2

Author: Deborah S. Finnell, DNS, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP, FAAN; and Christine L. Savage, PhD, CARN, FAAN

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January 2017 Vol. 12 No. 1

Author: Cindy Ruiz, MS, APN-CNS, CCRN

Richard Hamilton, age 67, is admitted to the telemetry unit from the emergency department (ED) with new-onset chest pain. In the ED, his troponin test is negative, a 12-lead ECG is unremarkable, and a chest X-ray shows a calcified aorta. The ED physician orders a computed tomography . . .

September 2016 Vol. 11 No. 9

Author: Dorothy Moore, DNP, RN, CCRN

Myrna Klein, age 82, is admitted to the medical-surgical unit from the emergency department (ED) at 9 pm for an exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. She also has hypertension, diabetes type 2, and mild dementia. Ted, her nurse, obtains her initial vital signs: heart rate 89 beats per . . .