September 2019 - Volume 14 - Issue 5 - Contributor Index

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Reducing compassion fatigue with self-care and mindfulness

Abernathy, Staci; Martin, Rebecca

Nursing2019 Critical Care. 14(5):38-44, September 2019.

This article outlines a nonrandomized pre-post intervention study on the impact of mindfulness and meditation on reducing compassion fatigue. Study participants saw statistically significant improvement in levels of compassion satisfaction.

Update: Guidelines for the management of pediatric severe traumatic brain injury

Mullen, Tiffany A.; Cartwright, Cathy C.

Nursing2019 Critical Care. 14(5):32-37, September 2019.

This article summarizes the 2019 update to the 2012 guidelines for the management of pediatric severe traumatic brain injury, which was published in March. Highlighted updates include changes regarding monitoring, thresholds, and treatments.

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.

Reducing compassion fatigue with self-care and mindfulness

Abernathy, Staci; Martin, Rebecca

Nursing2019 Critical Care. 14(5):38-44, September 2019.

This article outlines a nonrandomized pre-post intervention study on the impact of mindfulness and meditation on reducing compassion fatigue. Study participants saw statistically significant improvement in levels of compassion satisfaction.

Update: Guidelines for the management of pediatric severe traumatic brain injury

Mullen, Tiffany A.; Cartwright, Cathy C.

Nursing2019 Critical Care. 14(5):32-37, September 2019.

This article summarizes the 2019 update to the 2012 guidelines for the management of pediatric severe traumatic brain injury, which was published in March. Highlighted updates include changes regarding monitoring, thresholds, and treatments.

Acute acetaminophen toxicity in adults

Saccomano, Scott J.

Nursing2019 Critical Care. 14(5):10-17, September 2019.

Although acetaminophen is a safe and effective analgesic and antipyretic agent when taken in the recommended dosage, an overdose can cause hepatotoxicity. This article reviews the stages of acetaminophen toxicity, recommended treatments, and nursing considerations, including patient education recommendations.