Just last month, two articles from our journals and one entire journal issue received prestigious Eddie & Ozzie Awards. Please allow me to offer my congratulations here and share this content with you.
In the B-to-B, healthcare/medical/nursing, single article category, Stop the disruption of anxiety (Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!, March/April 2010), by Kathryn Murphy DNS, APRN took the gold! This article shows how you, the nurse, are so vital in ensuring identification and proper treatment of anxiety disorders. You’ll find handy charts and illustrations that explain neurotransmitters and neurotransmission, and a great table of medications used to treat anxiety (includes adverse reactions and important nursing considerations). Here’s the link to the pdf if you prefer.
The silver award in this category went to Gathering pearls of knowledge for assessing older adults (Nursing2010, March 2010) by Peg Gray-Vickrey DNS, RN. In this article, the author not only describes variations with physical assessment, but she also offers insightful tips such as: “Never interpret confusion as a normal part of aging” and “Always expect the unexpected.” There are some great photographs in this article too! Again, if you prefer the pdf, you can find it here.
The March issue of Nursing2010 also earned a bronze award in the B-to-B, healthcare/medical/nursing, full-issue category, receiving high marks for editorial focus and presentation.
Congratulations to the authors, editors, and staff!