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Nursing Critical Care. 10(3):4, May 2015.
During Nurses Week, celebrate your own professional journey and acknowledge those who influenced and supported you along the way.
Gibson, Jennifer A.; Raphael, Brooke
Gibson, Jennifer A.; Raphael, Brooke Less
Nursing Critical Care. 10(3):6-10, May 2015.
This article explains how beta-blockers work for various conditions by reviewing their physiologic effects on the sympathetic nervous system (SNS).
Kessenich, Cathy R.; Bacher, Kathryn
Kessenich, Cathy R.; Bacher, Kathryn Less
Nursing Critical Care. 10(3):11-13, May 2015.
Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency is a genetic disorder that is inherited in an autosomal codominant pattern and is connected with liver and/or lung disease. This disorder is identified in fewer than 10% of people, and diagnosis is frequently delayed due to the condition's nonspecific symptoms and rare occurrence.
Echevarria, Ilia M.; Walker, Susan
Echevarria, Ilia M.; Walker, Susan Less
Nursing Critical Care. 10(3):14-16, May 2015.
PICOT is an acronym for five key components that help nurses ask clinical or researchable questions with an evidence-based practice framework.
Davis, Charlotte; Wells, Rosemary
Davis, Charlotte; Wells, Rosemary Less
Nursing Critical Care. 10(3):48, May 2015.
Patients' voices need to be heard to provide truly holistic nursing care. In this story, a patient teaches two veteran nurses how to listen even when patients have a communication dysfunction.
Froedge, Wendi L.
Froedge, Wendi L. Less
Nursing Critical Care. 10(3):17-20, May 2015.
While men complain of chest pain, women with coronary artery disease suffer nonspecific symptoms such as fatigue, sleeplessness, anxiety, shortness of breath, and indigestion.
Wieland, Diane M.
Wieland, Diane M. Less
Nursing Critical Care. 10(3):22-27, May 2015.
Increasingly, critical care nurses are admitting aggressive patients who are withdrawing from psychoactive bath salts and may be dangerous to themselves and others. Symptoms may take days to improve or could worsen, leading to multi-system organ failure and admission to the ICU.
Steinwedel, Janet S.; Laskowski-Jones, Linda
Steinwedel, Janet S.; Laskowski-Jones, Linda Less
Nursing Critical Care. 10(3):28-31, May 2015.
Facilitating a staff meeting requires preparation, collaboration, and thoughtfulness. This article will provide the guidance you need to facilitate staff meetings, enhance your role-modeling skills, and effectively communicate.
Heavey, Elizabeth Less
Nursing Critical Care. 10(3):32-36, May 2015.
This article reviews how TB is transmitted, the screening tests available, what the test results mean, and treatment recommendations for nurses with TB.
King, Lauren M.; Bailey, Kathleen B.; Kamdar, Biren B.
King, Lauren M.; Bailey, Kathleen B.; Kamdar, Biren B. Less
Nursing Critical Care. 10(3):37-43, May 2015.
Poor sleep is common in the ICU and is the main source of stress and anxiety during hospital stays. Staff disruptions, noisy machines, lights, and televisions can all disturb a patient's sleep. This article gives a basic overview of sleep in normal and critically ill patients, sleep measurement in the ICU, and evidence-based strategies to promote sleep in the ICU.
Bartlett, Linda S.
Bartlett, Linda S. Less
Nursing Critical Care. 10(3):44-47, May 2015.
If a patient has a DNR order is it valid during a surgical procedure? Hospitals should review their policies to ensure that they address certain circumstances, such as emergencies and reinstating DNR suspensions.
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