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Nursing Critical Care. 10(1):4, January 2015.
Volunteering to help children with life-threatening illnesses have fun in places like the Garden of Hope, the Park of Dreams, and a wheelchair accessible carousel, helps show the real meaning of nursing awesome.
Winstanley, Helene D.
Winstanley, Helene D. Less
Nursing Critical Care. 10(1):5-7, January 2015.
A challenge for nurses is integrating the use of electronic health records, computers, and carts, while still showing patients a caring attitude.
Kubacka, Beata Less
Nursing Critical Care. 10(1):8-14, January 2015.
Read about the latest evidence-based guidelines for treating hospitalized adult patients with diabetes. Nurses should make sure patients obtain appropriate monitoring and treatment, avoid hypo- and hyperglycemia, and receive timely follow-up care.
Townsend, Terri Less
Nursing Critical Care. 10(1):15-17, January 2015.
Aortic stenosis occurs when the aortic valve opening becomes narrowed, resulting in left ventricular outflow obstruction. The most common cause of this progressive disorder is calcification of the valve leaflets. Risk factors for calcification include: hypertension, dyslipidemia, metabolic syndrome, and smoking.
McCarthy, Mary S.; Martindale, Robert G.
McCarthy, Mary S.; Martindale, Robert G. Less
Nursing Critical Care. 10(1):18-26, January 2015.
About 65% of ICU patients aren't receiving enough nutrition. When their survival is threatened, nutrition taken orally, topically, through inhalation, or by injection helps improve outcomes. Active nutrients reduce damage to cells, control inflammation, decrease the metabolic response to stress, and improve feeding tolerance.
Blake, Stephanie M.; Bradshaw, Wanda T.
Blake, Stephanie M.; Bradshaw, Wanda T. Less
Nursing Critical Care. 10(1):27-33, January 2015.
This article discusses the birth defect in which one or more of the joints between the bones of a baby's skull prematurely closes. Cranial growth and brain development are influenced. Neurologic and physiologic after effects can include: auditory and visual impairment, seizures, swallowing dysfunction, heart and lung abnormalities, developmental delays, speech impairments, self-esteem issues, and learning disabilities.
Leary, Marion Less
Nursing Critical Care. 10(1):34-40, January 2015.
Hospital teams need experienced leadership, with members filling defined roles to properly treat patients in cardiac arrest. Overcrowding can cause poor communication, prevent task delegation and potentially risk patients' lives. Healthcare professionals are more confident when they have “rolling refreshers” periodically practicing CPR skills, using CPR training manikins, and CPR feedback devices.
Lee, Michelle L.; Sherrod, Brad
Lee, Michelle L.; Sherrod, Brad Less
Nursing Critical Care. 10(1):41-48, January 2015.
Learning about: kidney function, diet, fluid restrictions, lab values, medication associated with dialysis, and treatment adherence increases knowledge, improves health, and decreases 30-day ESRD hospital readmissions in study groups.
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