Brianne Gallagher, RN, BSN, CCRN

Brianne Gallagher, RN, BSN, CCRN is a frequent contributor to RN Journal with 3 articles published to date.

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Cardiomyopathy: A Closer Look at the Disease

Cardiomyopathy: A Closer Look at the Disease

Tags: cardiac arrest cardiomyopathy disease heart disease treatment

Heart disease is a wide term used for a variety of diseases that affect the heart. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Cardiomyopathy is one of the types of heart disease that affects about 50,000 Americans annually. There are four types of cardiomyopathy: dilated, hypertrophic, restrictive, and arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, 2007). This article will detail the different types of cardiomyopathy as well as the causes, treatment, sign and symptoms, diagnostic procedures and prevention. It will also cover ways to live with cardiomyopathy and end of life care.

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A Review of the Treatment for Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting

A Review of the Treatment for Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting

Tags: anesthesia health care professionals nausea PACU post-op risk factors treatment options vomiting

Common treatments reviewed for the treatment of postoperative nausea and vomiting, mostly in the PACU phase of care.

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Patients First

Patients First

Tags: communication PACU patients

A brief article about a patient that inspired me.

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