July 2019 - Volume 14 - Issue 4 - Contributor Index

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Nurse-driven protocols

Barto, Donna

Nursing2019 Critical Care. 14(4):18-24, July 2019.

Without nurse-driven protocols, nurses must contact a physician or NP for intervention orders. The sense of autonomy nurses derive from nurse-driven protocols can contribute to increased nursing job satisfaction and retention rates. This article outlines the step-by-step process of designing and implementing a new protocol in the hospital setting.

Cardiogenic shock with resultant multiple organ dysfunction syndrome

Simko, Lynn Coletta; Culleiton, Alicia L.

Nursing2019 Critical Care. 14(4):26-33, July 2019.

Multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) is a grave diagnosis for patients because of the high mortality associated with this condition. Clinicians can use the Sequential Organ Failure Assessment to identify mortality in patients with MODS. Treatment for patients with this syndrome is often supportive.

Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy

Murphy, Nancy

Nursing2019 Critical Care. 14(4):6-13, July 2019.

Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy is a complicated surgical intervention and the preferred treatment option for patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. This article covers the procedure, potential complications, nursing care, and patient education.

Cardiogenic shock with resultant multiple organ dysfunction syndrome

Simko, Lynn Coletta; Culleiton, Alicia L.

Nursing2019 Critical Care. 14(4):26-33, July 2019.

Multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) is a grave diagnosis for patients because of the high mortality associated with this condition. Clinicians can use the Sequential Organ Failure Assessment to identify mortality in patients with MODS. Treatment for patients with this syndrome is often supportive.