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Mass shootings: A call for nursing awareness and action

Critical care nurses need to be prepared to care for the victims of a mass shooting. This article reviews survival and hemorrhage control recommendations as well as hospital preparedness lessons learned by facilities that have previously experienced this type of emergency.

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Patient readiness for PACU discharge

Prematurely discharging patients from the postanesthesia care unit (PACU) can lead to poor patient outcomes. To achieve optimal patient outcomes, nurses need to be familiar with evidence-based practices surrounding safe patient discharge from the PACU.

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