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May 2019 - Volume 14 - Issue 3
pp: 4-48


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Emergency coronary artery bypass grafting: An overview

MacLeod, Carrie E.

Nursing2019 Critical Care. 14(3):8-13, May 2019.

Framed around a patient case study, this article reviews the preoperative, operative, and postoperative aspects of nursing care surrounding emergency coronary artery bypass grafting. Patient education, postoperative complications, and interventions are discussed.

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.

A guide to critical appraisal of evidence

Fineout-Overholt, Ellen

Nursing2019 Critical Care. 14(3):24-30, May 2019.

How do nurses assess the quality of clinical research? This article outlines a stepwise approach to critical appraisal of research studies' worth to clinical practice: rapid critical appraisal, evaluation, synthesis, and recommendation. When critical care nurses apply a body of valid, reliable, and applicable evidence to daily practice, patient outcomes are improved.