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The power of the positive

Being positive in a negative situation is not naïve. It’s leadership. — Ralph S. Marston, Jr., author and publisher of The Daily Motivator website Nurses may encounter many challenges and stressors in the workplace—long hours, rotating shifts, inadequate...
Hypertension

What goes up must come down: Hypertension and the JNC-8 guidelines

Essential (primary) hypertension is one of the most important preventable contributors to illness and death in the United States. Frequently termed the silent killer, hypertension progresses with few symptoms until blood pressure (BP) rises...

Connecting the dots leads to suspicion of sepsis

Maria Espinoza, age 45, is recovering on the medical-surgical unit 2 days after a decompression fasciotomy for compartment syndrome of her right thigh, following a quadriceps muscle tear she sustained in a tennis match....
Hypertensive

Responding to a hypertensive crisis

Clifton Jones, an African-American male aged 59, comes to the emergency department (ED) complaining of headache and blurred vision. After the triage nurse measures his blood pressure (BP) at 190/125 mm Hg in the...