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Nursing Critical Care. 10(2):4, March 2015.
Working on these five issues: ethics, nurses in the boardroom, building a culture of health, growing momentum for nurse education, and more interdisciplinary collaboration should help nurses gain direction on impacting our profession.
Innocent, Karen Less
Nursing Critical Care. 10(2):6-8, March 2015.
Workplace online learning or Internet point-of-care (iPoC) learning improves clinical practice and healthcare outcomes. They both involve Internet access, learning objectives, and an evaluation of learning.
Volland, Jennifer; Fisher, Anna
Volland, Jennifer; Fisher, Anna Less
Nursing Critical Care. 10(2):9-14, March 2015.
Created for use on children with mental retardation, then used with children from lower-income areas, the Montessori method has been adapted to engage adults with dementia by stimulating their minds with activities that use fine motor skills and build self-esteem.
Moore, Cathy Less
Nursing Critical Care. 10(2):15-21, March 2015.
Coronary artery disease remains the leading cause of death worldwide, with 1 in 6 deaths occurring in the USA. Non-ST-elevated MI has a 50% pre-hospitalization mortality rate. Clinical presentations of a MI include: prolonged chest pain or pressure, nausea and/or vomiting, diaphoresis, pallor and anxiety. Some patients are at higher risk for a typical presentations, including: older adults, women, and patients with diabetes.
Domanovic, Mary Ann; Canala, Laurie
Domanovic, Mary Ann; Canala, Laurie Less
Nursing Critical Care. 10(2):45-47, March 2015.
To resolve the OR nurses' questions concerning their role in the use of supplies and the handling of specimens, a quality improvement process project was developed involving members of the research team and the perioperative nursing staff.
Batson, Patricia Gail
Batson, Patricia Gail Less
Nursing Critical Care. 10(2):48, March 2015.
As busy nurses, it's easy to forget that the patient's priorities might not be our own. Sometimes the most important nursing care we provide may be just to be present with our patients.
Hage, Anna Ver
Hage, Anna Ver Less
Nursing Critical Care. 10(2):22-30, March 2015.
A 68-year-old patient has a deep vein thrombosis and a pulmonary embolism (VTE). He undergoes emergent catheter embolectomy to remove the thrombus. His potentially fatal diagnosis, which kills 100,000 U.S. patients annually, is prevented because of risk recognition, prophylaxis, and optimal management.
Flick, Sarah Less
Nursing Critical Care. 10(2):31-36, March 2015.
After open cardiac surgery, postoperative sternal wound infections (SWIs) lead to as high as 40% mortality. Risk factors for SWIs include: obesity, diabetes, blood transfusions, prolonged ICU stay, tracheostomy, and smoking history.
Oliver-McNeil, Sandra; Vallerand, April
Oliver-McNeil, Sandra; Vallerand, April Less
Nursing Critical Care. 10(2):38-44, March 2015.
Before healthcare professionals, patients, and their families can talk about end-of-life comfort-focused or palliative care, possible communication barriers to ethnic, cultural, and spiritual values must be considered and strategies to overcome those barriers identified.
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