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Best of 2019 Collection

  • Creator:   Nursing Critical Care
  • Updated:   12/12/2019
  • Contains:  10 items
A collection of our top articles from 2019.

Caring for hospitalized patients with alcohol withdrawal syndrome

Elliott, Dolores Y.

Nursing2019 Critical Care. 14(5):18-30, September 2019.

Alcohol use disorder can lead to the potentially life-threatening alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS). Assessing for AWS is an important skill for frontline nurses in all hospital units. This article includes screening tools and tips to individualize patient treatment.

Acute hyperglycemic emergencies: Diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state

Kubacka, Beata T.

Nursing2019 Critical Care. 14(2):10-21, March 2019.

As diabetes prevalence rises, critical care nurses must be prepared to encounter acute hyperglycemic emergencies in the ED or ICU. This article discusses the diagnosis, treatments, and nursing considerations associated with diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state.

Update: 2017/2018 AHA BLS, ACLS, and PALS guidelines

Craig-Brangan, Karen Jean; Day, Mary Patricia

Nursing2019 Critical Care. 14(1):33-35, January 2019.

The American Heart Association released updates to its Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) guidelines in November 2018. This article summarizes the major updates from the 2018 guidelines as well as the 2017 Basic Life Support (BLS) guidelines update.

Nursing management for adult recipients of CAR T-19 therapy

Morrison, Felicia

Nursing2019 Critical Care. 14(2):31-36, March 2019.

The recent FDA approvals of tisagenlecleucel and axicabtagene ciloleucel, have given patients with certain types of advanced or recurrent acute lymphoblastic leukemia and certain types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma new therapy options. This article explores the science behind CAR T-cell therapy and nursing management considerations for two life-threatening adverse reactions associated with this new therapy.

Pulmonary arterial hypertension

Leeper, Barbara; Powell, Brook

Nursing2019 Critical Care. 14(3):14-22, May 2019.

Pulmonary arterial hypertension is a rare and progressive disease that leads to right ventricular failure and death. This article examines the pathophysiology, risk factors, management guidelines, pharmacologic therapies, and nursing considerations associated with this disease.

Necrotizing fasciitis: Infection identification and management

Brennan, Mary R.; LeFevre, Florence

Nursing2019 Critical Care. 14(1):6-11, January 2019.

Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a life-threatening infection that is best managed through early identification and intervention. This article will help critical care nurses recognize, assess for, and treat NF. An effective plan of care may include antibiotic therapy and surgical debridement.

Uncommon causes of noncardiogenic pulmonary edema

Simko, Lynn Coletta; Culleiton, Alicia L.

Nursing2019 Critical Care. 14(2):22-29, March 2019.

This article reviews the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnostics, treatment, and nursing considerations associated with several uncommon causes of noncardiogenic pulmonary edema, including transfusion-related acute lung injury, neurogenic pulmonary edema, preeclampsia/eclampsia, opioid overdose, high altitude pulmonary edema, and pulmonary embolism.