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Nursing Critical Care. 10(4):4, July 2015.
Are we prepared to tend to veterans' unique needs in our critical care units? What additional education do we need to better treat these men and women who've made significant sacrifices for our nation?
Wietbrock, Mary Ann
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Nursing Critical Care. 10(4):6-11, July 2015.
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a chaotic, rapid, irregular heartbeat that often causes poor perfusion. The atria can beat above 400 times/minute. Currently, 33.5 million people worldwide suffer from AF.
Elliott, Brenda Less
Nursing Critical Care. 10(4):12-16, July 2015.
Military nurses account for a small but important percentage of veterans. These nurses may be exposed to real or perceived threats to their safety that place them at a higher risk for developing PTSD.
Reinbeck, Donna M.; Fitzsimons, Virginia
Reinbeck, Donna M.; Fitzsimons, Virginia Less
Nursing Critical Care. 10(4):18-20, July 2015.
Today's hospital workforce consists of four unique generations: traditionalists, baby boomers, Generation X, and Generation Y. Each generation brings a unique set of values, traits, and worldviews to the workplace.
Maine, Jillian Less
Nursing Critical Care. 10(4):48, July 2015.
As a student nurse, the author learned two powerful lessons: addressing concerns gets results, and you always need to be a voice for your patients, whether it's for their physical health or getting their meal requests right!
Corl, Dawn E.; Greenfield, Lucy; Hoofnagle, Andrew; More
Corl, Dawn E.; Greenfield, Lucy; Hoofnagle, Andrew; Baird, Geoffrey S.; Suhr, Louise D.; Wisse, Brent E. Less
Nursing Critical Care. 10(4):22-31, July 2015.
Many critically ill patients require frequent blood glucose (BG) monitoring. Blood samples can be taken as arterial, venous, or capillary blood with important differences in BG levels among the sample types. The FDA calls for higher manufacturer standards for hospital POC BG meters.
Crawford, Ann; Harris, Helene
Crawford, Ann; Harris, Helene Less
Nursing Critical Care. 10(4):32-37, July 2015.
Anaphylaxis is a severe and potentially life-threatening, systemic, hypersensitivity reaction that occurs suddenly following exposure to an allergen. The faster the anaphylaxis develops, the more likely the reaction is to be severe.
Wuhrman, Elsa; Broglio, Kathleen
Wuhrman, Elsa; Broglio, Kathleen Less
Nursing Critical Care. 10(4):38-42, July 2015.
Patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) is a method of I.V. opioid pain management most often using morphine, hydromorphone, or fentanyl. Read how to safely use PCA therapy while avoiding risks.
Vacca, Vincent M. Jr.
Vacca, Vincent M. Jr. Less
Nursing Critical Care. 10(4):43-47, July 2015.
A tegmen tympani defect is a tear in either the right or left side of the tegmen tympani, or the roof of the middle ear, which disrupts communication between the intracranial and extracranial sections. Any delay in diagnosis increases the risk of seizures, meningitis, encephalitis, or cerebral abscess.
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