May 2014 - Volume 9 - Issue 3
pp: 4-48

Editorial


Heart Beats


Researh Rounds


Tech Talk


Topics in Progressive Care


Pearls



Trauma bay to OR

Regan, Elizabeth Neville; McDonough, Voula

Nursing Critical Care . 9(3):19-22, May 2014.

The Johns Hopkins Hospital Trauma Service Committee developed a mass transfusion protocol and reviewed the practices of damage control surgery because of the increasing number of severely injured patients it receives.

Geriatric protocol improves level of care

Szorady, Jean E.

Nursing Critical Care . 9(3):28-31, May 2014.

Today, people age 65 and older are more active than in past generations. Emergency medical services and trauma centers should develop a protocol for geriatric patients that acknowledges their weaker neurologic, cardiac, pulmonary, renal, and musculoskeletal physiology to help decrease the rate of morbidity and mortality from even minor injuries.

Propofol-related infusion syndrome

Deters, Darlene; Metzler, Mark; Morgan, Maria; More

Nursing Critical Care . 9(3):38-41, May 2014.

A patient with a history of seizure disorders was endotracheally intubated, and received midazolam, lorazepam, and propofol to control his seizures. He developed PRIS, a complication associated with high doses and prolonged use of propofol.