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ORL – Head and Neck Nursing

Table of Contents

 

Winter 2008 / Volume 26, Number 1

 

Feature

 

Listening: The Key to Diagnosing Spasmodic Dysphonia

Maia N. Braden, MS, CCC-SLP

Edie R. Hapner, PhD, CCC-SLP

 

 

Departments

 

Editorial: Aging Eyes

Susan F. Rudy, MSN, CRNP, CORLN

 

Spotlight on Research: Eating Problems and Weight Loss for Patients with Head and Neck Cancer: A Chart Review from Diagnosis Until One Year After Treatment

Editor: Mary Jo Dropkin, PhD, RN

Reviewer: Ann Sievers, RN, MA, CORLN

 

Patient Education: Adult Nasopharyngolaryngoscopy (Chinese translation in Beijing

Guanhua-Mandarin)

Translation: Zhong Chen, MD, PhD

Dictated Back Translation: Hai Lu, MD, PhD

Transcribed Back Translation: Liesl Nottingham, MD

 

Media Review: Old and New Gerontology Books

Editor: Linda K. Clarke, MS, RN, CORLN

Reviewers:

Elizabeth M. White, MSN, CRNP

Margaret Chesnutt, MSN, CRNP

 

Product of Interest: Cochlear Implants and Bacterial Meningitis

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

 


 

Listening: The Key to Diagnosing Spasmodic Dysphonia

Maia N. Braden, MS, CCC-SLP

Edie R. Hapner, PhD, CCC-SLP

 

Spasmodic dysphonia (SD) is a focal dystonia of the larynx. Adductor spasmodic dysphonia (ADSD) involves the adductory muscles of the larynx, and symptoms include vocal roughness, staccato like sounds, and stops in phonation. Abductor spasmodic dysphonia (ABSD) affects the abductory laryngeal muscles, resulting in breathy or whispered voice and voice breaks. SD has a significant impact on quality of life. This article discusses symptoms of and standard treatment for spasmodic dysphonia.


 

 

 

ORL – Head and Neck Nursing

Table of Contents

 

Spring 2008 / Volume 26, Number 2

 

Feature

 

Procedural Guidelines for Adult Otologic Microdebridement

Patricia Zarnitz RN, MSN, RNFA, CORLN, CRNP, BC

 

 

Departments

 

Editorial: 2008: Introducing A New Editor-In-Chief

Linda T. Schuring, MSN, RN

 

Poetry Corner: Days of Glory Relived

Editor: Margaret Kramper, RN, FNP, CORLN

Author: Ann T. McKennis, RN, CNOR(E), CORLN

 

Spotlight on Research: The Impact of a Cancer Diagnosis on the Behaviors of Cancer Survivors and their Friends and Families

Editor: Mary Jo Dropkin, PhD, RN

Reviewer: Virginia Peterson, DNP, RN-BC, APRN-BC

 

Products of Interest: The Wright Mask, Dermabond, VELscope

Editor: Carolyn Waddington, RN, MSN, FNP, CORLN

 

Leadership and Professional Perspectives in ORL Nursing: Policy and Procedure Development: A Novel Approach

Editor: Joan Such Lockhart, PhD, RN, CORLN, AOCN®, CNE, FAAN

Author: Dianne Husbands, BA, RN, BScN, MN

 

Patient Education: Nasopharyngolaryngoscopy Pour Adultes (Adult Nasopharyngolaryngoscopy: French Translation)

Translation: Whitney A. Postman-Caucheteux, PhD

Transcribed Back Translation: Dr. Aurélie Névéol

 

Highlights from the Hill: A Wake Up Call For Nurses

Editor: Linda Miller Calandra, MSN, RN, CPNP, CORLN

Author: Kari E. McConnell, RN, CORLN

 

Media Review: Gerontology Readings

Editor: Linda K. Clarke, MS, RN, CORLN

Reviewers:

Alicia A. Puppione, MSN, RN

Mary N. Klein, RN, MSN, LNFA

 


 

Procedural Guidelines for Adult Otologic Microdebridement

Patricia Zarnitz RN, MSN, RNFA, CORLN, CRNP, BC

 

Removal of cerumen and debris from adult external auditory canals using an otologic microscope is a skilled procedure. This specialized skill involves magnified visualization of the external auditory canal (EAC) and tympanic membrane (TM) or middle ear using an otologic microscope, as well as the use of suction tips and other instruments. This paper provides procedural guidelines for adult otologic microdebridement for the Otorhinolaryngology (ORL) specialist based on a literature review and the experiences of the author.


 

 

ORL – Head and Neck Nursing

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Summer 2008 / Volume 26, Number 3

 

Feature

 

Creating a Medical Home for the Child with

Recurrent Respiratory Papllomatosis

Deborah Rosenberg, MS, CPNP, CORLN

 

 

Departments

 

Editorial: VOLUNTEERISM is the LIFEBLOOD of SOHN

Linda T. Schuring, MSN, RN

 

Spotlight on Research:

NIDA Researchers Identify Genetic Variant to Nicotine Addiction and Lung Disease

Secondhand Smoke Hikes Tots’ Risk of Heart Disease

 

Products of Interest: Dermal Fillers

Editor: Carolyn Waddington, MSN, RN, FNP, CORLN

 

Highlights from the Hill:

Energy and Commerce Committee Approves Landmark Tobacco Bill

Nurse in Washington Internship (NIWI)

Editor: Linda Miller Calandra, MSN, RN, CPNP, CORLN

Author: Sharon Jamison, RN, CORLN

 

Media Review:

Airway Management

Bloodbourne Pathogens

Editor: Linda K. Clarke, MS, RN, CORLN

Reviewers:

Kathleen Gross, MSN, RN, BC, CRN;

Linda K. Clarke, MS, RN, CORLN

 


 

Creating a Medical Home for the Child with

Recurrent Respiratory Papllomatosis

Deborah Rosenberg, MS, CPNP, CORLN

 

Juvenile onset recurrent respiratory papillomatosis is a chronic disease of the pediatric airway caused by human papillomavirus. This paper discusses the etiology, epidemiology, symptomatology, diagnosis, and treatment of this disease. The role of the pediatric nurse practitioner is described in applying the medical home model. Comprehensive primary care is described for children with recurrent respiratory papillomatosis, including well child care, episodic illness management, and care coordination.


 

 

ORL – Head and Neck Nursing

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Fall 2008 / Volume 26, Number 4

 

Feature

 

Changing Behavior: Evidence Based Practice Supporting Hair Removal With Clippers

Carolyn Waddington, RN, MS, FNP, CORLN

 

 

Departments

 

Welcome: Joan Such Lockhart & Amy DiSarro

Linda T. Schuring, MSN, RN

 

Editorial: What Is The Connection Between Practice & Research?

Cindy T. Dawson, MSN, RN, CORLN

 

Article: The Basics of Evidence Based Practice: Suggestions for Nurse Managers

Marjorie Love Leslie, MSN, CRNP, AOCNP

 

Media Review:

Meeting the Challenges of Oral and Head and Neck Cancer: A Survivor’s Guide

Reviewer: Carol S Maragos,MSN, RN, ACNP-BC, CNOR

 

Pediatric Voice Disorders

Reviewer: Mary J Hawkshaw, BSN, RN, CORLN

Editor: Linda K. Clarke, MS, RN, CORLN

 

Highlights from the Hill: The Presidential Candidates on Healthcare

Author Lindsay M. Calandra

Editor: Linda Miller Calandra, MSN, RN, CPNP, CORLN

 

Products of Interest: Snoring Remedies-Are They All Appropriate?

Editor: Carolyn Waddington, RN, MS, FNP, CORLN

 


 

Changing Behavior: Evidence Based Practice Supporting Hair Removal With Clippers

Carolyn Waddington, RN, MS, FNP, CORLN

 

Evidence based practice demonstrates using clippers immediately before surgery, when Perioperative hair removal is necessary, results in the fewest surgical site infections (Kjonniksen, Andersen, Sondenaa, & Segadal, 2002). In addition, one of The Joint Commission’s national patient safety goals for 2008 is “to reduce the risk of healthcare associated infections” (The Joint Commission, 2008, Goal 7). Therefore, a project was undertaken to change Perioperative nursing care in a large teaching hospital from using razors for hair removal in the Perioperative setting to using clippers. Change is difficult and encompasses many interdisciplinary areas. A description of the process of utilizing evidence to change behavior in the perioperative setting and its outcomes will be provided in this paper.