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November 2020 - Volume 15 - Issue 6
pp: 5-46

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Quality of life in patients with atrial fibrillation: An intervention

Taheri, Leila; Poorgholami, Farzad; Zare, Azam; More

Nursing Critical Care. 15(6):7-11, November 2020.

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is one of the most common cardiac dysrhythmias. This study aimed to determine the quality of life of patients with AF referred to the Al Zahra Heart Hospital in Shiraz, Iran. The authors used an AF-specific questionnaire to measure patients' responses regarding three specific dimensions of these patients' quality of life.

Managing noncompressible torso hemorrhage with REBOA

Bartley, Marilynn Kyritsis

Nursing Critical Care. 15(6):12-17, November 2020.

Resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) has reemerged as a treatment for noncompressible torso hemorrhage. This article discusses indications and contraindications for REBOA, describes the procedure, and reviews critical care nursing considerations for patients undergoing REBOA.

Direct oral anticoagulant reversal: An update

Hafer, Andrea; McCann, Lindsay

Nursing Critical Care. 15(6):18-29, November 2020.

The rise in direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) use means critical care nurses must understand the reversal of these agents in case of bleeding. Depending on bleed severity, as well as other criteria, pharmacologic reversal can be considered in place of supportive care alone. Knowledge of literature surrounding DOAC reversal is crucial.